WHAT IS PANCHAKARMA?
Due to our sedentary life style & majorly ignorance towards your health, Body state starts deteriorating, and deposition of AMA (toxins) increases. This leads to degeneration of body & causing multiple diseases. To stay healthy long & to regain health, it is necessary to flush out AMA (toxins) out of the body. Naturally it is only possible through the process of Panchakarma.
Panchakarma is Shodhana Treatment (detoxification process) from Ayurveda, Restoring youth with the help of medicated procedures. This special treatment of medicated oil and herbal remedies has been practiced in India for many centuries. Panchakarma is the leading therapy in Indian Ayurveda; considering the level of transformative detoxification they provide, it is not difficult to understand why.
Panchakarma : Panchakarma includes five natural procedures of elimination of toxins, while balancing the three doshas.
THE THREE DOSHAS OF AYURVEDA
space elements dominate
water elements dominates
Five natural procedures of elimination of toxins
VAMAN (EMESIS THERAPY OR VOMITING)
Vamanam is emesis induced by medicines to eliminate Kapha dosha, which causes the excess mucus. Congestion in the lungs causes repeated attacks of bronchitis, Asthama, cold and cough. Vamanam is the best treatment for Kapha-related diseases, as well as chronic skin disease such as psoriasis and also migraine.
The elimination of toxic matter from the intestines by administering therapeutic purgation or a therapeutic laxative, Virechan is effective cure in cases of jaundice hemorrhoids, hyperacidity and all diseases caused due to aggravated pitta. Virechan is best procedure balancing Pitta dosha
An enema using quath or Kashaya Vasti and combating vata dominant disease, (Vata is dominant in the colon). Vasti involves the introduction of a herbal concoction into the rectum, relieving constipation, kidney stones, backaches, sciatica and other types of joint pain.
ANUVAASAN (OIL ENEMA)
This is an oil enema, given to patients suffering from all Vata aggravated diseases, such as joint disorders, paralysis, constipation, arthritis, urinary and reproductive disorders benefit from the practice of Anuvaasan.
The inhalation of medicated oil through the nostrils, eliminating any excess of humours accumulated in the sinus, throat, nose or head areas. The patient’s body is massaged from the shoulders upwards, causing it to perspire. An exact dose of the herbal medicine is poured into the nostrils as the patient inhales. During the process, the area around the nose, neck, shoulders, palm and feet are rubbed. This is highly beneficial in conditions such as sinusitis, migraine, chronic cold and chest congestion. In case of hemiplegia and facial paralysis, nasyam is very effective.
- During the course of Panchkarma procedures and till few days after thar,specific diet has to be followed for best results.
- Panchkarma aims to eliminate diseases from the root cause and restore body health.
The above mentioned Five procedures are PRADHAN KARMA (major procedures).
Before performing major procedures Upkarmas (preparatory procedures) are done. i.e
A whole-body massage with ayurvedic oils to balance the mind as well as body, Abhyanga increases circulation, aligns the doshas, and eliminates toxins. A therapeutic and deeply relaxing experience, Abhyanga increases vitality, strength, flexibility, and mental/emotional well-being.
SWEDANA (SWEAT THERAPY)
Swedana is the therapeutic application of heat to the body to enable the pores and channels of the body to open so that ama (toxins) can be released easily. This results in sweatingas the pores open. Heat makes it easier for toxins to be carried from the tissues and the bodily forces responsible for transporting toxic waste from deep tissues to the gastro-intestinal tract are also mobilised.
- Depending on the body condition & other diseases, different - different procedures are performed to heal every cell.
Pizhichil is an invigorating process and a very effective therapy in most illnesses arising from vata imbalance. It releases toxins from the joints and muscles and thus improves the mobility of the joints. In Pizhichil, the whole body is massaged while warm oil containing special herbs is poured in a steady stream from above the body.
The knots that are formed in the energy channels of the body due to emotions and subtler feelings are the cause of many diseases. Marma Chikitsa is a very gentle form of bodywork that enhances the free flow of prana (life force) by releasing these blocks. Marma Chikitsa revitalises the entire system.
A steady stream of warm oil is lightly poured between the eyes in a specific pattern. Warm oil
massage on the forehead area massages and soothes all the nerves of the body. Shirodhara
brings peace and clarity to the mind. It is especially helpful for those with pitta imbalances.
SNEHANA / SNEHAPANA
Snehana prepares one’s system before going through Panchakarma therapies. Snehana nurtures the tissues and entire organs with oils and ghees medicated with herbs customized to the practitioner. Toxins are pushed out from their seats of derangement and brought to the organs like rectum, stomach etc. to be eventually eliminated from the system.
A whole body sweating therapy. A paste of herbs and grains boiled in milk is made into a poultice and taken in a wrapped cloth. It is then rubbed continuously on the whole body in a synchronised pattern. PindaSweda revitalises the body by imparting nourishment to the tissue, restores energy and mobility and relieves stress.
A scalp treatment that stabilizes the nervous system and activates the marma points in the head.
A treatment using herbal oils on the head, which is a treatment for various ailments of the neck and head. It nourishes and rejuvenates the nerves in the region above the neck and helps cure many nervous system disorders of eye, ear and nose. It is also used to treat chronic headaches.
Raktamokshana is an effective blood purification therapy, in which carefully controlled removal of small quantities of blood is conducted to neutralize accumulated Pitta toxins of many blood borne diseases. This is because Raktamokshana decreases the quantum of enhanced Pitta dosha and thus the diseases caused by Pitta are also relieved.
Also known as poultice or kizhi, Potli massage is normally done in the form of heated herbal pouches. Their aim is to bring a therapeutic effect on the body by relaxing, nourishing and rejuvenating.
SHASHTISHALI PIND SWED
Also known as NAVARAKIZHI, it is a form of sweat inducing treatment using bolus of shati rice cooked in medicinal milk. It provides strength & nutrition. It is beneficial for regaining muscle strength, body tone, brighten skin, rejuvenates & re- energise body.
Also known as Akshi tarpan. As name says it is nourishment of eyes. Oil / ghee is pour in flour compartment made around the eyes for definite duration of time. It is beneficial for strengthening & nourishment of eyes. It helps to cure eye diseases, reduce eye strain, heals watery eyes and also helps to improve eye sight.
Kativasti/ janu vasti/ greeva vasti – Vasti means pooling. In any pain and swelling affected area, Medicated oil is pooled in flour compartment for definite period of time, to reduce swelling , stiffness And pain. When VAsti is done on back it is called kati vasti, when done on knees –called janu vasti, when on neck – called greeva vasti. Beneficial for Spondylitis, arthritis, knee pain, lower back pain, sciatica & more.
It is dry powder massage done to scrap extra fat from body. It helps in weight loss, body toning , in special condition it also helps in paralysis, hemi plagia, also rheumatoid arthritis.
BENEFITS OF PANCHAKARMA
- Panchakarma can bring limitless benefits to the individual. It helps in
- Complete cleansing of the body
- Elimination of toxins
- Opening up of blocked channels
- Improving strength of digestive fire
- Speeding up metabolism
- Reducing weight
- Rejuvenation of tissues
- Relaxing the mind
- Relieving stress
- Boosting immunity
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