Panchakarma is the great invention of Ayurveda to avert and cure the diseases in purpose to accomplish longevity by transforming the body. Panchakarma is one of the effective curative modality in Ayurvedic Medicine. It is a way of cleansing and restoring Physical and Psychological Health by using clinical system of Ancient Wisdom of Ayurveda.
Ayurveda states, Body heals by itself but due to Modern Sedentary lifestyle, Stress, Anxiety, relational conflicts, chemical in foods and so on body found very hard to heal naturally. It still struggles to a point and we constantly start noticing the signs of Imbalance in our self. This imbalance affect all levels of health and need immediate action. As living in busy 21st century we often neglect this First stage of imbalance which costs us a lot later.
Panchakarma is the unique combination of Person centred natural treatments to detoxify, refresh, rejuvenate, rebalancing the body. It is elegant cleansing process that releases accumulated toxins and restores the body’s innate healing ability. The main key elements during Panchakarma are Metabolism, Toxins/ Metabolic residue(AMA) and Immunity.
In Ayurveda metabolism is interrelated with Agni (Digestive fire) and healthy functioning of Liver, when fire is robust and efficient maintain health and reversely poor sluggish Digestive fire produce toxins which flows all over the body with blood and cause obstruction in circulatory channels. These waste unwanted toxins are called AMA. There is a saying “AMA IS THE ONLY CAUSE BEHIND IMBALANCE”.
After eliminating the toxins/Ama from the body the process of rejuvenation plays a very important role to enhance the Immunity(OJAS), positivity, clarity of Perception with revitalisation.
Panchakarma is a Sanskrit word means five folds of cleansing the body to maintain and restore health like servicing your Car after certain kilometres on odometer. Unfortunately, we can change or fix any mechanical problem in our vehicles but not in human body if delayed.
Panchakarma/Detoxification is a designed program for 5/7/15 days or a month as per individual need
Initial consultation with your Ayurvedic consultant to access the level of imbalance of Doshas by applying Pulse diagnose, Tongue analysis, Systemic examination or any further required examination.
Your consultant will advise you how many days of Panchakarma is required or different treatment plan (can vary person to person).
After assessment, there are three stages to perform Panchakarma. It is very important to follow your consultant advise.
1st stage: (Poorva Karma) Preparation of body
In this stage, we start boosting up the metabolic functions to move deep seated toxins in to the Gut or nearer cleansing channel to eliminate them out of the body by using herbs, internal administration of herbal Ghee or medicated butter, Ayurvedic Abhyangas(massage) with specific herbal medicated oils, Herbal Steaming, Scrubbing with herbal powders, Nasal medication etc. The toxins are very sticky, deep seated and lives in circulatory channels. The preparatory phase prepare body to soften the deep-seated toxins.
2nd Stage: (Pradhan Karma) Cleansing Phase
There are many ways explained in Ayurveda to draw toxins out of the body but your consultant will explain prior to Panchakarma, which root is required to cleanse.
VAMANA Karma (Emesis Therapy)
Vamana is a medicated emesis therapy recommended in Kapha Dosha aggravation. The toxins are pulled out of the body from upper passage after preparation for few days. The Vamana karma is recommended after a consult and thorough understanding of treatment in condition like Bronchial Asthma, Allergies, hay fever, chronic cough, Sinusitis, indigestion, cervical lymph adenitis, Psoriasis, chronic cold, mental disorders, loss of taste to the food.
VIRECHANA Karma (Purgative Therapy)
Virechana is therapeutic laxation therapy in which toxins are flushed out by using lower excretory passage. A special medicine is given to stimulate vitiate Doshas and toxins from the stomach, small intestine, gall bladder and liver and induce laxation for certain duration to detoxify the body. Virechana is recommended in condition like anaemia, acne, jaundice, inflammation, rashes, Nausea, intestinal worms, parasite and diseases of blood.
NASYA Karma (Nasal Medication)
Nasya is the therapy where special medicated oil is administered through nostrils to detoxify the accumulated Doshas in sinus, throat and head. It is recommended in conditions like Migraine, nasal allergies, hay fever, Nasal Polyp, Insanity, Epilepsy, Tinnitus, clarity of voice and neurological conditions.
BASTI Karma (Enema therapy)
Basti karma is rewarded as mother of all cleansing treatments like a complete package. The treatment balance all three Doshas and cleanse the body by using natural excretory root colon. This treatment directly improves the absorption mechanism of body. Basti karma is recommended in most of the health conditions like Infertility, sexual debility, Vata disorders, Constipation, Paralysis, malabsorption, IBS, Crohn’s Disease, Colitis and mental health.
RAKTAMOKSHANA Karma (Blood cleansing Therapy)
The treatment was not very popular in the western world formerly but these days becoming popular due to its uniqueness and healing strength. Raktamokshana is not a general panchakarma treatment and advised in specific conditions. The treatment belongs to Surgical branch of Ayurveda. There are several methods explained to perform panchakarma but popular is sucking of impure blood by applying leaches on affected area. Unfortunately, we do not perform this treatment in our centre due to Federal laws.
In general, Lower Excretory root (bowel) is considered as safe and common way of cleansing called Basti treatment. Scientifically, as per law of gravity and natural excretory channel it is easy to cleanse the body and Core of health called Gut and Liver. This cleansing circulates herbal medicines into the body and eliminate unwanted stored metabolic residue/ AMA out of the system.
3rd Stage: (Paschata Karma) Rebuilding Phase
After certain days of cleansing body become very clear like a clean white cloth and need utmost care. Your consultant make a specific diet plan, introduction of new rejuvenating herbs to rebuild the body and procced towards the destination called REJUVENATION. This entire process aims to enhance the Immune system by balancing Doshas, create resilience and enhance wellbeing.
When and How often do, we need Panchakarma?
Panchakarma is the Ideal balancing treatment recommended for everyone, during seasonal change ideally at the turn of Spring as It allows the body to release the Physical and Psychological imbalance, leaving one feeling renewed and revitalised.
OR if experiencing
Specific health concerns, chronic illnesses, Weight gain, Coated tongue, Bad Breath, Generalised Pain, Tiredness, Fatigue & Stiffness, Backache, Numbness, Bloating, Dull Appetite, Constipation, Irregular Bowels, Low immunity, Emotional imbalance, Migraine, Disturbed Sleep, Stress, Anxiety, Lack of Concentration, Unclear Thoughts, Susceptibility to Infections, Food Intolerances, Allergies, Sluggish elimination, Sinus, Sexual Health and so on where Panchakarma helps to purify and achieve optimal health.
Benefits of Panchakarma
Panchakarma allow the body and mind to drop into a profound level of peacefulness. One will experience calm and clarity resembling the crystal water of a still mountain lake.
It helps to
Balance the Doshas and Prevent Diseases by cleansing the circulatory channels.
Strengthens the Metabolic functions with digestive fire.
Promote longevity and create a state of mental piece and enlightenment.
Improve Lustre of skin, tones internal organs to work efficiently, improves circulation, enhance body self-repair mechanism, strengthens Musculoskeletal system, relieve Physical & emotional Stress, Anxiety, Insomnia and brings a complete state of transformation.