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Panchakarma is a Shodhana therapy. It is also called purification therapy because it reverses the disease mechanism that carries toxic waste products from the digestive tract into the tissues of the body. Panchakarma draws vitiated doshas out of the body’s tissue, returns it to the digestive tract, and expel its. Panchakarma is part of the detoxification and rejuvenating therapies of Ayurvedic medicine which has been used for more than 5,000 years. Specially trained panchakarma therapists administer the five-fold therapy procedures in definite sequence, for a particular time period, to evacuate the vitiated doshas from the body.

Panchakarma is a three-step process:

Purvakarma is set of procedures, called Purvakarma, helps loosen toxins and move it out of tissue into the GI tract. The preparatory phase begins with internal or external oleation, called Snehana, which used to to prepare the system to cleansing. A process of oleating the body with different medicated oil massages external oleation to induce tissues to release accumulated toxins by stimulating secretions in the dhatus. Internal oleation with medicated ghee and herbs which attach to the toxins released and transport it to the GI tract.

Swedna, a type of steam bath which decreases the cold and stiffness of Vata and Kapha and counters the slow, heavy, and sticky attributes of Ama. Ama then is therefore liquefied and easily transported. In addition, swedna produces tissue expansion which facilitates Ama’s release.

Lifestyle modifications include isolation, reduction of sensory inputs, meditation, pranayama, and gentle yoga therapy, as well as a diet of easily digestible foods like kichari.

Pradhan Panchakarma means "five therapies". These 5 therapeutic treatments eliminate toxins from the body, they are:

  • Vamana (therapeutic vomiting) : this process is used for Kapha ailments.   ...Read More
  • Virechana uses strong purgatives to cleanse the small intestine and cure excess pitta problems such as hyperacidity, colitis, and skin diseases.
  • Niruh Basti and Anuvasan Basti (medicated enema) is perhaps the most profound. According to an ancient text called the Charaka Samhita, basti provides a full 50 percent of panchakarma’s benefits. The colon is the seat of vata, and when this dosha is out of balance, it plays a key role in the development of disease. Recognizing that the colon provides nourishment to the entire body, just like roots for a tree, Charaka wrote, “Basti works from head to toe.” It treats all vata disorders, including constipation, back pain, arthritis, osteoporosis, and impotence.
  • Nasya involves putting medicated drops of herbalized oil or powders into the nose to treat diseases of the head,nose, sinusitis and migraines.

Pashchatyakarma, or restoration, are therapies applied after cleansing Procedures that follow-up on the main treatments of Panchakarma and assist in the rebuilding process, known as Paschatkarma, to ensure the reestablishment of healthy metabolic function and immunity.

  • Samsarajana Karma, involves rebuilding the agni, or digestive fire, for proper digestion via a graduated diet for a specified period.
  • Dinacharya, or a prescribed daily routine.
  • Rasayanas, or rejuvenative therapy to rebuild the essence of Dhatus using refined and concentrated herbal and mineral formulas that support healthy body tissue and structures. Rasayanas are not effective unless Panchakarma therapy has finished opening up the dhatus to the beneficial effects of herbs

What are the benefits?

  • Eliminate toxins and toxic conditions from your body and mind
  • Promotes ultimate wellness by building immunity, thus you become more resistant to illness.
  • Reverse the negative effects of stress on your body and mind thereby slowing the aging process.
  • Prevents disease process and corrects imbalance.
  • Provides deeply needed rest & relaxation
  • Offers mental clarity and increased concentration. Enhance your self-reliance, strength, energy and vitality.
  • Deepens self awareness & spirituality
  • Clears emotional stagnation and allows you to experience inner joy
  • Helps develop a consistent daily routine that includes yoga, meditation, and self-care
  • Bring Sense of well-being.
  • For detoxifying the body, strengthening the immune system, and restoring balance and well-being, Panchakarma is the ultimate mind-body healing experience.

Who should do Panchakarma?
Panchakarma is both a preventative maintenance program for your mind and body as well as a treatment for chronic health problems. In present era every person live with constant stress and strain from their work or life style. Their busy life schedule and irregular eating habit contributes to formation of toxins in body. When they get accumulated in enough quantity, they disturb equilibrium of doshas. One who wants to stay healthy and away from diseases must undergo this divine treatment procedure.

On the other hand curative aspect is:Those are afflicted with certain auto immune disease like rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, ankylosing spondylitis, allergic disease such as bronchial allergy, asthma, wheat grain allergy, milk allergy etc., those suffering from hypo- or hyper functioning of hormonal glands, disturbed bowl, obese, migraines, any disease of nervous system like Para - hemi plegia, insomnia.

Each Panchakarma program is personalized according to each individual’s needs. Some of the therapies may be added, some dropped or extended as per the need.

As a prevention program, once a year Panchakarma is recommended for every person – man or woman, young or old, healthy or sick.

How many Days should you stay?
Minimum 21 to 28 days for a normal, healthy person. However depending on the need, Panchakarma can also be a14 or 21 day program which is determined by the person’s health condition.