Panchakarma is a cleansing and rejuvenating program for the whole body & mind. It is known for its beneficial effects on overall health, wellness and self-healing. It is a part of Ayurvedic Treatments.
It is mainly a detoxification therapy which consists of Vamana(Vomiting), Virechana(Purgation), Vasti (Medicated Enema), Nasya (Nasal Drop) & Raktamokshana (Bloodletting).
Vamana is a therapeutic vomiting which is a medicated emesis therapy. People with high imbalance of kapha are given with this type of treatment, which loosens and mobilizes the toxins, in an effort to eliminate them from the body. Waste products like doshas are eliminated through the upper gastrointestinal tract. The kapha are eliminated through the mouth. After vomiting, the sinus is cleared, which in turn provides relief from congestion, wheezing and breathlessness.
For Chronic Cough, Asthma, Allergic Rhinitis, Bronchitis, ENT disorders, Skin disorders including eczema, psoriasis & cosmetic problems, weight loss, hyperacidity & gastric problems with IBS, hypertension & diabetes.
It is a medicated purgation therapy, which cleanses the Pitta and purifies blood, by clearing the toxins from the body. The treatment concentrates on the toxins that are accumulated in the liver and gall bladder. The gastro-intestinal tract is also cleansed by Virechana therapy. This treatment is usually administered for three days after Vamana treatment, but its duration may vary from case to case. In fact, Virechana can be administered directly after purvakarma, without undergoing the Vamana therapy that precedes Virechana.
In Pitta dosha, Gastritis, Worm manifestation, Blood purification, Jaundice & Hepatitis, Ascitis, Gynic disorders, Infertility of Male & Females, Urinary track disorders & chronic constipation.
Basti karma concentrates on the elimination of the loosened Vata dosha throughout the rectum. The treatment involves the introduction of medicinal substances, such as, herbal oils and decoctions in a liquid medium, into the rectum of the person. This is because; vata is predominantly located in the colon and bones. Herbal decoctions made with herbs along with sesame oil, saindhav lavana, honey are generally used for this purpose. Vata disorders can be effectively cured by Basti karma.
For Constipation & gastro intestinal disorders. It is also effective for joint pain & lumbar disorders, Spinal disorders, Spondilitis, weight loss & weight gain, vomiting and hyperacidity can also be cured by Basti karma. Uttar Basti is a specialized process for treating of Infertility & urinary disorders in male & females.
Nasya therapy is a process where the herbal oils and liquid medicines are administered through the nostrils. Since nose is the gateway of the head, the therapy is highly effective in curing a number of diseases pertaining to the head. The therapy cleanses and opens the channels of the head, thereby improving the process of oxygenation (prana), which has a direct influence on the functioning of brain. Nasya is main process in punsavan vidhi during Garbhasanskara.
The therapy is beneficial if done on a regular basis, because it keeps the eyes, nose and ear healthy. It also prevents the early graying of hair. It is effective on ENT disorders, Allergic conditions of Respiratory track, Concentration, Sleeping disorders.
Raktamokshana: (Jalaukavacharana & Sirevedha)
Literally meaning Blood Letting, Raktamokshana is performed to eliminate the toxins from the bloodstream throughout the veins. It is a safe, painless and highly effective form of Panchakarma. Raktamokshana means the refinement of blood, hence administered to treat disorders pertaining to skin, such as urticaria, rash, eczema, acne, scabies, leucoderma, psoriasis and gout can also be cured by applying the bloodletting therapy psoriasis and gout can also be cured by blood letting therapy. The therapy develops the immune mechanism in the blood system by stimulating the antitoxic substances in the blood stream. Barring a few exceptions such as people suffering from anemia, edema, weakness or those who are too young or too old, everybody can opt for Raktamokshana therapy.
Other Panchakarma Procedures
Snehana or Oleation (Whole body Massage)
Medicated Oil is applied for a complete body massage. This is proved to be effective for Vata dosha in all age groups. Effective for Body & Mind relaxation, Rejuvenation, Skin Toning, Gain physical strength, Enhance blood circulation.
Swedana or Fomentation
To penetrate medicated oil in the skin & body tissues. Effective on Pain relief, Vata Shamana, enhance blood circulation. Especially effective for Joint related disorders like Arthritis, Rh-Arthritis, Spondylitis & Paralysis. It is also helpful for Asthma & respiratory disorders.
Shirodhara involves gently pouring liquids over the forehead. It is developed for use in sukhachikitsa (restorative therapy) and can be one of the steps involved in Panchakarma. The liquids used in shirodhara depend on what is being treated. It can include oil, milk, buttermilk, coconut water or even plain water. Effective for Stress & Anxiety management, Sleeping disorders, Hair problems, psychological disorders, Thyroid Problems.
Janu Basti is a special ayurvedic treatment which offers relief from pain of knee joints and osteoarthritis of the knee joint. The treatment also strengthens the knee joint by improving blood circulation. Warm medicated oil or herbal decoctions are used for this process.
This is a popular herbal oil treatment for relieving stiffness and nourishment of lower back. The lower back is one of the primary sites of vata. A flour dough dam is made, filled with the appropriate warm herbal oil and placed on your lower back. By soaking the area in heated oil for about 40 to 45 minutes, pain, soreness and tension are relieved. By placing several doughs, this treatment can also be applied to your entire spine.
This is one of the most nourishing and rejuvenating therapies for the eyes. It is performed by filling a dam (made out of dough and placed around the eyes) with lukewarm medicated oil or ghee.
This therapy helps relieve eye strain, improve vision, pacify the doshas in the head area, and is used to prevent and treat a wide variety of eye ailments, including poor vision, eye fatigue, glaucoma and cataracts.
The Medicated oil over the head at a bearable temperature by fitting a shirobasti cap or leather cap for a particular time.
It is Effective for Stress & Anxiety management, Sleeping disorders, Hair problems, psychological disorders, thyroid problems, anxiety, epilepsy.
Shastikashali Pinda sweda
It is a very effective medicated massage over whole body by a bolus or pottali containing unpolished rice, herbal decoctions & milk.
It is very helpful in muscular dystrophy, Paralysis, arthritis, Osteoarthritis, emaciations & neuritis etc.
Patra panda sweda
it is a medicated massage whole over body by a bolus containing different medicated leafs like eranda, arka, nirgundi, dhatura etc. along with medicated oils.
It is helpful for muscular dystrophy, frozen shoulder, arthritis, stiffness of body, spondylitis, sciatica, neuritis etc.
Panchakarma can be done in all Season
March to May
June to September
Sharada ( Autumn)
October to November
Virechana, rakta -mokshan
December to February
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