PANCHAKARMA

Ayurveda treat diseases by shamans(settlement of Doshas) and shodhana(removal of dosha /toxins)

Shodhana means removal of toxins, doshas from the body. In simple work we can say DETOXIFICATION of body. PANCHAKARMA is the way for shodhana. According to Ayurveda if we removes the toxins out of the body chances for relapse of the disease is very less as compare to suppression of the toxins.

Benefits of Panchakarma:

  • Removal of toxins disturbed DOSHA’s from body.
  • Removal of blockges from channels in the body.
  • Improvies agni- digestive fire
  • Regularize the Metabolisam in the body.
  • Reduces the stress and relaxes the mind.
  • Helps in nourishing and rejuvenating the dhatus- tissues.
  • Helps to increase the immunity

There are main five procedure for the removal of toxins through the body depending upon dominance of toxins

Vamana- Emesis- vomiting: Removal of Toxins- KAPHA, accumulated in the upper part of body with help of medicated decoctions or milk. It is medicaly induced and controlled emesis(vomiting). Vamana found very useful in diabetes, obesity, Thyroid disorders, Asthma, Chronic cold, Sinusitis, Vitiligo , acidity etc,. Mainly effective and used in Kapha dosha dominated diseases.
Virechana- Purgation: In this panchakarma medicine given, which cause controlled loose motion and removes the toxins mainly PITTA accumulated in the bowels. Very useful in Pitta vitiated diseases like Hypere acidity, Migrain, Skin disorders, psoriasis, Urticaria, Colitis, etc.
Basti- medicinal enema: Use of Medicated Oil, Decoction or Milk for Enema is called as basti. Basti is very special treatment suggested by Ayurveda. Its very effective in balancing VATA and chronic and complicated diseases. Basti is effective in all kind of musculoskeletal disorders like arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, spondylitis, disc prolapse, nerve compression, sciatica. All problems caused by Vata from hair to toe can be treated by Basti-. It consist of alternate enema of medicated oil and decoction with respect to complaints and body Constitution of person.
Administration of Medicated oil, ghee , powder in nostrils. Nasya is best treatment for the diseases of nose, ear, head, eyes like hair loss, graying of hair, alopecia, sinusitis, migraine, headache, acne , cervical spondylitis. Nasya also found effective in Thyroid, PCOS, etc.
Rakta mokashana- Bloodletting: It is removal of vitiated blood with the help of leeches or venous puncture. It helps to removal of toxins located near to skin. Commonly used in skin diseases-psoriasis, eczema, vitiligo, acne, ankle sprain. Joint inflammation, etc.

There is many other procedure along with these five which help to easy removal of toxins through body. Like Shirodhara, Dahankarma, Lepa, Shalishashtika Pinda sweda, Patrabpottali, Hrud basti, Janu Basti, etc.

Abhyang (massage) and Swedana (steaming/fomentation) are PRE PANCHAKARMA procedure has to done before all karma.

Abhyang- is application of oil to all over the body or to specific part of the body. This helps for reducing of the Vata in the body. Depending upon complaints we have to do Stokes of massage towards or away from heart called as Anulom and Pratilom massage .

Swedana means Fomentation with medicines. It helps to liquefy the toxins spread in the body and bring them to abdomen, From there it is easy to remove by one of the Panchakarma.