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Panchakarma

Panchakarma

Health is Purity and Disease is impurity; Treatment should be purification. The essence of treatment is the removal of the cause and avoidance of causative factors. Ayurvedic treatment does not mean suppressing the main symptoms and creating some new ones as side effects of the main treatment. The medicines for the treatment are prepared from natural herbs, plants and minerals. Rather than instruct the patient to merely take a drug or herb to heal the physical condition, the Ayurveda looks to restore balance within the patient. Thus all 4 areas of life must be cultivated; mind/body, career, relationships and inner spiritual development. Ayurveda has 2 approaches to treat any health problems:


1. Pacification: To pacify or subside the problem within the body

2. Purification (Panchakarma): Elimination of imbalances out of the body. Purification therapy or Panchakarma is a main part of ayurvedic treatments which includes

 

What is Panchakarma? Is it an oil therapy?

Panchakarma is a five-fold detox treatments (Pancha = Five; Karma = Therapies). It’s not a massage therapy or oil therapy; however, oil therapies are performed as a preparation to Panchakarma. Panchakarma therapies are: Vasthy (Enema), Virechana (Purgation), Vamana (Emesis), Nasya (Nasal drops) and Raktamoksha (Bloodletting). It is aimed at the complete expulsion of the unbalanced doshas and the purification of the channels of circulation.


Should I go through all these 5 procedures? Are they safe procedures?
Our consultant shall choose the required therapy after a detailed analysis of Dosha state. These therapies are performed under the direct supervision of our experienced doctors who would ensure all the safety and hygiene precautions in a Panchakarma procedure.


Is Panchakarama only for curing diseases?
Panchakarma therapy can be implemented not only for curing diseases but to maintain health. Ayurveda recommend detox therapies at the end of each season; to eliminated the imbalance caused by the climatic influence.


Are there hard restrictions during the program?
Main restrictions are; non-vegetarian foods, cold food/drinks, yoghurt, day sleeping, exposure to cold breeze, over exertion, keeping awake at nights.


Vasthy
Vasthy therapy is done with medicated oils & different herbal decoctions intermittently based on the health problem. Some of the common ingredients are honey, rock salt, medicated oils, herbal pastes and decoctions. Standard procedure is for duration of 8 days or 15 days. Very effective in Arthritis, Spondylosis, Back pain, Sciatia, Paralysis, Neurological disorders, Obesity etc. Our consultants are experienced in special combinations of Enema and we perform the therapy in the safest and most hygienic practices.


• Nirooha vasthy (Decoction Enema)
• Ksheera vasthy (Enema with medicated milk)
• Kshara vasthy (Enema with decoctions of sharp & alkaline properties)
• Anuvasana vasthy (Oil Enema)
• Mathra vasthy (for in weak and old patients)
• Yoga vasthy (combination of 8 enemas consecutively)
• Kala vasthy (15 enemas as a combination)

Virechana Karma
This is the therapeutic purgation induced by certain safe and natural medications. The patient will be advised to take 15 – 30 grams / ml of medicines in the morning on empty stomach with luke warm water. Replenish the body with plenty of luke warm water during the procedure and take light diet during the same day.


Vamana Karma
Vamana is therapeutic vomiting. People with imbalance of kapha are given this type of treatment. It is found to be highly effective in treating certain skin diseases as well as the symptoms of Bronchial asthma, allergic bronchitis etc.


Nasya 
Three to ten drops of herbal juice or medicated oil are applied through nose. This is followed with application of medicated fumes for few seconds. This treatment is highly effective for certain kinds of headaches, sinusitis, facial paralysis, mental disorders, neck problems, respiratory diseases.


Raktha moksha – Bloodletting
A complex and precise process of letting out the vitiated blood from the body by means of a sterilized needle or by a medicated leech. Bloodletting was practiced as a therapeutic procedure from ancient times and leaching is performed in most modern surgical theatres. Ayurveda administer these therapies to treat disorders pertaining to skin, and musculoskeletal system.