Panchkarma is a unique, natural, holistic, health-giving series of therapeutic treatments that cleanse the body’s deep tissues of toxins, open the subtle channels, bring life enhancing energy. Pancha karma is the five therapies of an ayurvedic set that balances the doshas (the fundamental energies), strengthens agni (digestive fire), detoxifies ama (toxins) and rejuvenates the entire body with a results in good health that promotes happiness.
Ayurveda says, the pollution in air and water, fertilizers in food, cosmetics all these sources of ama(toxins) that gradually accumulate in your body and create disease. Ayurveda recommends everyone must detoxify and rejuvenate the entire body with panchkarma atleast twice a year.
Disease in which panchkarma is very effective: metabolic disorder, digestive disorder, skin and hair problems, joint disorder, neurological issues, respiratory disease, liver problems, blood impurities, anorectal .
It is the cleansing technique where the body is allowed to get cleansed through different procedures. It requires a minimum 2 weeks for the body to get cleaned from within. It works best when used with medicated oils that helps in getting rid of the toxins and helps in eliminating impurities from human body. There is a certain process that is involved in panchkarma treatment. This therapy is believed to impart radical elimination of the disease causing factors and maintain an equilibrium among doshas that govern our body. There are 5 major processes are as follows:
Before proceeding to the actual treatment, there is a need to prepare the body with prescribed methods to encourage it to let go of the toxins from the body. The two procedures are snehan and svedana. Snehan is the oil massage. Oil is applied to the entire body with a particular type of massage that helps the toxins to move towards the gastrointestinal tract. Svedana is sudation or sweating and is given every day immediately following the snehan. An herbal concoction may be given to the steam to further loosen the toxins from the Individual.
Ayurveda is well known treatment existed for more than 5000 years amd given the world an extensive form of knowledge and practice that circulates within the domain of naturopathy. Panchkarma is considered to be the most eminent branch and has the most unique contribution to ayurveda. One can see extensive reference to panchkarma in the earliest classical texts available in ayurveda. However, not only in Ayurveda panchkarma has references to many other medical cultures as well.
Panchkarma treatment falls under the samshodhana chikitsa (Bio-cleansing therapy). It is a dynamic procedure to cleanse the body from inside out.
Benefits of panchkarma:
- Helps restore metabolic fire (agni)
- Eliminates AMA (toxins) strengthen tissue functions
- Assist in balancing all three doshas
- Helps implement a healthy diet and lifestyle
- Reduce stress, improves relaxation and tolerance
- Slows the aging process
- Boost the body immunity levels
- Improves strengthen, endurance and vitality
In summary, panchkarma is a very special ayurvedic operation requiring proper guidance from a highly trained and skillful ayurvedic practitioner. Panchkarma treatment is done individually for each person with their specific constitution and specific disorder in mind, thus it requires close observation and supervision.