Pichu therapy, named after the medicated cloth fold applied on the patient during treatment, is a palliative measure. It is extensively used for the remediation of cranial nerve disorders caused by Vata imbalances. Based on the patient’s requirements and ailments, it can also be used for neck, spine, hip, chest, knee, and shoulder.
For the treatment, wool or cotton cloth is folded to the thickness of one’s palm, dipped in warm medicated oils, and placed on the patient. More oil is dripped until the Pichu is soaked. It is then replaced and the procedure is repeated. Pichu therapy is prescribed for individuals suffering from persistent migraines, neck pain, back pain, fractures, and dislocations.