The treatments in Ayurveda are exceptionally peculiar and are its results.
The panchakarma procedure in Ayurveda is known worldwide because of its efficacy.
Vamana is one of the panchakarma procedures.
Vamana is the treatment where the patient is made to vomit all the vitiated contents from the stomach, in order to cleanse the body.
Vamana procedure is usually done in cases of kapha vitiation. Therefore, medicines that further aggravate kapha are administered. We know that the aggravated kapha causes vomiting.
The medicine which further increases kapha, on administration, induces expulsion of dosha from the upper orifice, ie, vomiting.
In cases like migraine, cough, dyspnea, diabetes, indigestion, anemia, and respiratory disorders, vamana can be administered.
But in cases when the patient is emaciated, pregnant women, children, and old people, when the body of the patient is dry, vamana is not to be administered.
We begin with the snehapana for moisturizing the body. We give the patient any formulations of ghee for the purpose of the detachment of adhered doshas from the channels.
We then induce perspiration which then takes the loosened doshas to the alimentary canal for further expulsion from the body.
On the previous day, we advise the patient to have foods that increase kapha like heavy food, sweets, and oily substances.
On the day of vamana, the body is massaged with oil, and perspiration is induced.
We then ask the patient to sit comfortably in a chair facing a basin kept on a stool.
At first, the patient is given six glasses of milk and is made to vomit. After that, medicine for vamana, like madanaphala ( Randia dumetorum) is given, which further induces vomiting.
We advise the patient to vomit the entire contents out, our physicians keep a close check on any kind of complications.
After the physicians have made sure that the patient has vomited the entire contents, we advise the patient to wash their face with lukewarm water and then administer medicinal fumes to be inhaled.
Vamana shows immaculate results. All the morbid matter is expelled from the body, the patient feels lightness in the body, the sensory faculties are rejuvenated, the digestive fire is ignited, and the appetite is rejuvenated.
Vamana treatment is targeted to expel increased Kapha Dosha out of the body. When Kapha dosha increases, it causes certain types of diseases – such as cold, cough etc. If the extent of Kapha increase is less, then some oral medicines can be given to suppress it. But if it has increased to a large extent and if it has moved from its natural place to other places, then it needs to be expelled out of the body. By expelling it out, the disease gets cured, often completely. Since Kapha is situated in the chest region, expelling it from the oral route is very easy. Hence, Vamana treatment is designed. To expel it out, first the Kapha Dosha needs to be forcefully brought from the extremities and different organs into the stomach, and then vomiting is induced.
* Outcomes may vary from person to person