Ayurvedic Choornakizhi Treatment (Podikizhi Therapy)
Choornakizhi (Choorna- Powder; Kizhi- Bolus or Potli) is one among the fomentation therapy in Ayurveda. It is a sweat inducing therapy. Herbal powders are warmed in medicated oil and put into a potli (kizhi), which is used for fomentation. After oil application, therapists foment the patient with kizhi which will be dipped in warm medicated oil kept at a constant temperature, and then the kizhi is used to massage the patient all over or in the specific area using soft strokes. Thereafter, the patient is advised to take hot water bath. This therapy helps in removing toxins from the body, clearing the channels and also providing circulation of blood. This treatment is considered to be very stimulating and detoxifying. This process could go up to 30-45 minutes depending upon the situation of the patient. .