Ayurvedic Neurotherapy or Nadi Mardan Kriya
“Ayurvedic” Neurotherapy, “Nadi Mardan Kriya” is an ancient Indian rehabilitative therapy based on the vedic principles & philosophy. This natural healing therapy deals with nerves, muscles, joints and blood & lymphatic channels. Authorities in the field believe that the body is co-ordinated by three different humors or energy forces as Vata (air) pitta (bile) and kapha(water). Neurotherapy helps in restoring and balancing the energy forces of the body that regulates the physiological equilibrium to perform better function of the body mind spirit .
Ayurveda deals almost in all branches of medical science. ‘Nadi Vigyan’ (knowledge of nervous system) is one of them, that has developed neurotherapy thousands of years ago. Neurotherapy has always been used in ayurvedic medicine as a rehabilitative treatment known by different names. Some of the traditional names by which of ayurvedic neurotherapy is known in India, ‘Ladara’ in north India and as ‘ Kerali Massage ’ in the south. Ayurvedic Neurotherapy was re-pioneered by Mr. Lajpatrai Mehra in Bombay India. The term Neurotherapy (neuro means nadi or nerves; therapy is application), was coined in 1950’s. “Ayurvedic” Neurotherapy, places chief emphasis upon the organism’s integrity of the body’s mechanism as being the most important factor in the maintenance of health.
How does it work?
“Ayurvedic” Neurotherapy is a complete system of healing, incorporating mechanical, psychological, bio-force, and biochemical aspects. It discovers the root cause of the disease and treats the same in an integrated manner. The disorder of the bodily organs causes an imbalance in the biochemical forces leading to the development of dis-eases. The therapist activates or deactivates the organ(s), through pressure or massage on the nerve channels to stimulate or depress the blood, & other body fluids and the nerve currents so as to restoring the balance and harmony of the body thus helping the body regain its equilibrium.
What therapeutic method is applied?
Unlike most other body-work therapy, pressure & massage is applied to different part of the body mainly through feet and occasionally through hands. Two chairs are placed one on either side of the patient. The therapist rests his/her weight on chair and applies pressure by standing on the patient’s body with the weight and the pressure being skillfully controlled. However, the pressure applied to the connecting nerve channels is regulated according to the age sex and tolerance of the patient. The other technique used in “Ayurvedic” Neurotherapy, is massage (massage is applied in the similar way of pressure application) which results in the inflow of the blood supply to the organs stretching the tissues, muscles and the nerves.
What happens in the session?
The initial consultation involves taking the total health history of the patient. If necessary, a further series of questions are asked to the patient. A visual analyze is carried out by examining the eyes, color of the tongue, nails, skin, etc.
Once the verbal and visual analyze are completed, further investigation involves abdominal palpation, that’s examining the tender points. Focusing on these tender points the therapist discovers the malfunctioning of any organ(s).
Based on these investigations, a final picture is drawn about the patient’s condition in relation to the three biochemical forces; Alkaline-Acid-Gas.
The dis-alignment of spinal vertebrae and muscular skeleton system is also considered, special attention is paid to the patient’s food habits and living style. With full history and investigation the therapist determines the amount of treatment required.
What are the applications?
“Ayurvedic” Neurotherapy, an integrated system of healing, has contributed greatly to alternative medicine. It is used as a therapy for chronic as well as acute dis-eases.
It does not merely concentrate on particular malfunctioning of a system or disease, but deals broadly with the whole body . “Ayurvedic” Neurotherapy helps healing and treating diseases from fever to cancer; the common cold to heart disease, arthritis to multiple sclerosis etc. However; it does not deal with surgical issues (e.g. hernia)
What it does is…
Apply scientific and holistic approaches to treatment.
Assist the body (mind-body-spirit) in restoring its natural equilibrium, thus enabling self healing.
Treat the whole human system and not only the apparent illness.
Treat with no side effects.
Provide immediate healing of some ailments, whereas others may need relatively longer duration.
Advocates a Natural way of living as the preferred way of living.