All modern day health care facilities have recognized the importance of yoga and naturopathy and PSG Hospitals is no exception. The department’s yoga therapy programmes are designed based on scientifically proven methods. The department teaches asanas, or body positions associated with yoga, and pranayama, which is essentially a breathing technique. This is apart from yogic cleansing of the internal systems via meditation and deep relaxation sessions and yogic stress management sessions.
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The Naturopathy is a system of drugless therapy that involves the use of natural elements like air, water, light, heat and magnetic force for preventing and combating various disorders, basically aimed at detoxifying the body and enhancing its vitality. The department’s hydrotherapy treatment is based on the application of water in different forms and at various temperatures. This is done with the assistance of specifically designed equipment and brings about the desired effects in the body.
It also offers colon therapy, which is a method of cleansing the colon, the last part of the digestive system which extracts water and salt from solid wastes before they are eliminated from the body. This is done before invasive procedures that require cleansing of the gastrointestinal tract as also for boosting positive health. Its massage treatment involves numerous techniques like Swedish massage, Meridian massage, quick dry massage and vibro massage for pain management, relaxation and rejuvenation.
Through foot reflexology, the department offers a unique way of bringing about relaxation by gentle manipulation of reflex zones of the feet. It also provides acupuncture treatment, a system widely used in Chinese medicine involving manipulation of various points in the energy channels of the corresponding organs.
The department, also offers treatment and supportive care for various ailments, including hypertension, asthma, diabetes, depression and insomnia. It also has a slew of rehabilitation programmes, including those for weight reduction, cardiac rehabilitation and pregnancy care.
Therapeutic Yoga focuses on working with mental and physical conditions. It utilizes yogic techniques including posture, breath work, meditation and pose variations created for a unique need and/or individual. Therapeutic Yoga is particularly helpful for recovering from, or living with, injury or illness.
Hydrotherapy is a part of medicine, that involves the use of water for pain relief and treatment. The term encompasses a broad range of approaches and therapeutic methods that take advantage of the physical properties of water, such as temperature and pressure, for therapeutic purposes, to stimulate blood circulation and treat the symptoms of certain diseases.
One of the most useful forms of hydrotherapy is the hip bath. As the name suggests, this mode of treatment involves only the hips and the abdominal region below the navel. For this purpose a special type of tub is used. The tub is filled with water in such a way that it covers the hips and reaches up to the navel when the patient sits in it. Four to six gallons of water is required generally for the purpose. A support may be placed under one edge to elevate it by two or three inches. Hip bath is given in cold, hot, neutral or alternate temperatures.
Spinal Spray, which is specially designed to give gentle massage to the whole spinal column. A perforated tube at the centre of the tub, sprays moderate pressured jets of hot, cold or neutral water. It is found highly effective in treatment of high blood pressure, fatigue, mental disorders, insomnia and stress.
A steam room is an enclosed space with large amounts of high temperature steam, creating a high humidity environment. People sit in this room for relaxation and purported benefits to health and well being.
A sauna is a small wooden room or house designed as a place to experience dry or wet heat sessions. The lighting in a sauna is shady. The Sauna (pronounced sow-nah) has been used for centuries, not only as a place to bathe, but as a place for healing, relaxing and enjoyment.
This specialized treatment performed in the hydrotherapy tub has many applications. It increases lymphatic circulation, reduces pregnancy related water retention and soothes sore or tight muscles.
During the treatment, the therapist uses a water jet hose to target the lymphatic system and specific areas of the body with gentle or deep pressure targeted to the individual treatment. Following the massage, the treatment is completed with a hydrotherapy soak to further enhance the benefits and cool down, aiding in circulation.
Foot and arm baths are intended to increase blood circulation or lessen it. Thus the monitored blood circulation can produce warmth, sweating or reduce the temperature of a particular part. In these baths either the arms or feet or both are immersed in the water inside the tubs up to above elbows and calf muscles respectively sitting on a stool.
Massage is the manipulating of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue using various techniques, to enhance function, aid in the healing process, and promote relaxation and well-being. The different massage techniques include Swedish massage, Meridian massage, Vibro massage and quick dry massage.
Acupuncture is one of the main forms of treatment in traditional Chinese medicine. It involves the use of sharp, thin needles that are inserted in the body at very specific points. This process is believed to adjust and alter the body’s energy flow into healthier patterns, and is used to treat a wide variety of illnesses and health condition.
Reflexology is a therapeutic method of relieving pain by stimulating predefined pressure points on the feet and hands. This controlled pressure alleviates the source of the discomfort. In the absence of any particular malady or abnormality, reflexology may be as effective for promoting good health and for preventing illness as it may be for relieving symptoms of stress, injury and illness.
It is a gentle hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. It involves gentle manipulations done to release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease and its effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.