Panchakarma is a set of 5 treatment administered to the patients for the complete detoxification of the body. It takes a minimum of 21 days preventive and curative treatments to detoxify and cleanse the body and mind. It strengthens the immune system and leaves the body healthier ,stronger and free from chronic ailments.
As the name suggests, Pancha in Sanskrit stands for Five and Karma are the therapeutic measures, therefore Panchakarma means five types of therapeutic measures. They are Nasya, Vaman, Virechana, Vasthi and Raktha Moksha. During the program you will be provided with information regarding ayurveda panchakarma and how to follow diet and lifestyle in ayurvedic style according to your body constitution
BENEFITS OF PANCHAKARMA
1. Eliminates toxicity from our body and mind i.e prime importance is given for cleansing the body.
2. Helps in maintaining your constitutional equilibrium
3. Strengtthens the immune system.
4. Proper functioning and rejuvenation of all sensory organs and motor activities.
5. Relaxes the body and mind well,hence relief from stress, anxiety etc.
6. Improves the digestive power which inturn prevents further accumalation of toxins in the body.
CONDITIONS TREATED WITH PANCHAKARMA
1. Rhumatoid Arthritis
3.Low back ache
7. Intra vertebral disc prolapse
9. Anxiety ,stress and other Mood disorders
12. Skin disoders
PHASES OF PANCHAKARMA THERAPY
1. Preparatory procedures (poorvakarma)
Before the actual detoxification ,the body needs to be prepared to release toxins. Two procedures are used for this :- Snehana ( oleation therapies) and Swedana ( sudation).Both these steps are to liquify and mobilise the toxins accumalated in different channels( srothas) of our body.
b. Swedana ( sudation) – steambath and kizhi (Vigorous pounding all over the body with hot packs filled with herbs) ,pizchichil are some of the main swedana methods . Swedana is given after snehana . After Swedana the toxins liquifies and seperates from the channela and tissues of our body. These toxins gets released from our body only through the elimination processes.
2. Main purification processes( Pradhana karma)
This is the elimination stage which removes the taxin that has reached the digestive tract after snehana and swedana.Pradhana karma includes-
a. Vamana( Therapeutic vomiting):- This helps in Bronchitis, colds,cough,asthma, by eliminating excess kapha (mucus)
b.Virechana(Therapeutic purgation):- This helps in reducing skin disorders,inflammatory achne ,chronic fever, vomiting, nausea,jaundice etc.This eliminates the excess pitta from gall bladder,liver and small intestine.
c. Nasyam:-Instillation of medicine in nostrils which helps in removal of vitiated bodily humors in sinuses,throat ,nose and head.Elimination occurs through nose.
d. Vasthi( Enema therapy):- This is said to be the main treatment for vata dosha. Vasthi means introducing herbal decoction and medicinal oils into the rectum. Helps to relieve constipation,fever,backache,sciatica kidney stones , digestive problems and many other chronic like rheumatic arthritis, gout,headaches and muscle spasms
e. Raktha moksha;- This therapy sheds the impure blood out from the body. Applyingm leech ( jalookavacharanam) is one of the methods used for raktha mokshana
This is the final stage. Once the toxins are released then the next step is nourish the body with natural foods and herbs.This process revitalises the body tissue which helps prevent aging.Ayurveda has a lot of rasayana preparations for the same.