“Samadoshah samāgnishcha samadhātumalakriyah!
Prasannātmendriyamanah svāstha ityabhidhīyate!!”
‘Health’ according to Ayurveda is defined as the body being clear of toxins, the mind is at peace, emotions are calm and happy, wastes are efficiently eliminated and organs are functioning normally. According to Ayurveda, our natural state is one of health, happiness and an inner sense of well-being.
In a busy, stressful and toxic world, our physical and mental systems accumulate toxins causing deterioration in bodily functioning. This eventually weakens our systems, which opens the door for chronic, degenerative, and non-specific diseases to develop. These can evolve into serious specific diseases, ultimately damaging an individual’s health and wellness.
Panchakarma can help by reversing these negative effects of daily living. It can restore your natural state of health and wellness by cleansing your body of toxins, bringing balance into your system and improving bodily function. It can also help you sustain this process by making positive changes in lifestyle.
The Panchakarma Therapeutic process appears quite simple in its application. However, its effects are powerful and effective. Panchakarma 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 thereby increasing vitality, inner peace, confidence and well-being.
Panchakarma are the ‘Purification Therapies’ or the ‘Detoxification Procedures’. The word ‘Panchakarma’ means ‘Five Actions’ and refers to ‘Five Procedures’ intended to intensively cleanse and restore balance to the body, mind, soul and the senses. They are Vamana ( Emesis / Therapeutic Vomiting), Virechana (Purgation), Vasthi (Medicated Enemas), Nasyam ( Nasal Insufflation) & Raktha Mokshanam ( Blood Letting).
1. VAMANA :
This Therapy eliminates the excess Kapha (Phlegm) from the body mainly upper part of the body by means of an Induced or Therapeutic Vomiting. Prior to this procedure the individual's body will be prepared by proper Snehana (Oleation) and Swedana (Sudation). This is a very beneficial Therapy for Kapha predominating disorders such as Asthma, Cough, Respiratory Conditions, Psoriasis, Skin Disorders and Psycho Somatic Disorders, Diabetes, Chronic Sinus or Lung Infections, Epilepsy, Heart Disease, and Digestive Disorders
2. VIRECHANA :
This Therapy eliminates excess Pitta from the body mainly mainly from the Gastro Intesinal Tract. Virechana is performed by administering Virechana Oushadhi (Purgative Medicine) Preparation after proper preparation of the individual through Poorva Karmas. This Therapy is extremely beneficial in Pitta disorders such as Paralysis, Hemiplegia, Joint Problems, Dermatitis, Filariasis, Chronic Fevers, Heartburn, Jaundice, Gynaec Conditions etc.
3. VASTI :
(A) SNEHA VASTI OR ANUVASANA VASTI
One among the Five Classical Detoxification Programme (Panchakarma) and indicated in Vata Disorders. The main seat of the Vata dosha is Pakwashaya (large intestine); therefore Vasti, the medicated oil enema, is the main therapy for all Vata disorders such as Constipation, Colitis, Headaches, Muscle Weakness, Neurological Ailments, Paralysis, Flatulence, Lower Backache, Gout, Rheumatism, Sexual Problems, Infertility, and Impotence etc.
The results nourish and rebuild the Dhatus (body tissues), strengthen their activities, restore and strengthen the body's Immunity. This is very nutritive while removing accumulated Malas (Toxins) from the Colon.
(B) KASHAYA VASTI OR NIRUHA VASTI
This therapy is normally done after a course of Sneha Vasti. This is a cleansing enema done with Herbal Kashayas where a combination of honey, oil, herbal paste, herbal decoction, etc. is administered as per the patient's requirement and condition. They are done in treating the conditions like Skin Diseases, Liver Problems, Abdominal Tumors, and Chronic Fevers.
4. NASYAM OR NASAL EFFUSION :
This is a therapeutic Treatment for the Nose, Throat, Sinuses and Head. The face, shoulders and chest are massaged with specific herbal oil and made to perspire. The Herbal extracts / herbal oil in exact doze is measured and instilled into the nostrils, while inhaling.
After this process, the area around the nose, chest, palms and foot are massaged vigorously. This Ayurvedic therapy can provide a miraculous remedy for Frozen Shoulder, Stiffneck, Congestion, Allergies, Sinusitis, Headaches, Migraine and other Nasal Infections, Facial palsy, Paralysis, Sleeplessness, Hair fall, Graying of hair, This therapy will cleanse, purify and strengthen the nasal passages allowing you to breathe fully and easily again. This treatment is highly effective for Headaches, Sinusitis, Migraine and Cervical Spondylosis.
5. RAKTA MOKSHANAM :
This is a method to remove the excess Toxins from the blood. Sushruta – The Father of Surgery, lists it for the First Time. The impure or Toxicated blood is expelled out by means of application of the Leech. The Speciality of the leeches is they suck the impure blood without touching single drop of pure blood. After the Therapy, the leeches are made to vomit the entire Toxic blood else the leeches die. This is the best treatment in cases of Non-Healing wounds, Tubercular wounds, Varicose Ulcers, Varicosity, Sciatica, Eczema, Allergy, Psoriasis & other Skin Conditions.
Panchakarma is as effective today as it was 6000 years ago. It is an opportunity to unwind and release long held Toxins, Worries & Memories. Panchakarma is a powerful yet kind and gentle way to remove the toxic accumulations and helps to regain Health, Prosperity and Life. It offers a systemic treatment that cleans and balances every cell in our bodies. Given the proper nutrition and removal of blockages and toxins, the human body will heal itself, and steer a course to good health.
Panchakarma is used to Treat almost all diseases, particularly those that are Chronic, Metabolic & Stress-related in origin. Panchakarma has been used to Treat Allergies, Asthma, Arthritis, Acidity, Alzheimer’s, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Colitis, High cholesterol, Degenerative Disc, Depression, Diabetes, Digestive disorders, Eczema, Frozen Shoulder, Fevers, Gout, Gynaec Diseases, Head Aches, Heart Disease, Hyper Tension, Herniated Disc, Hair Fall, Immunologocal Conditions, Infections, Inflammation, Insomnia, Infertility, Impotency, Migraine, MS, Motor Neurone Disease, Nervous Disorders, Neurological Conditions, Obesity, Psoriasis, Paralysis, Parkinsonism, Psycho Somatic Conditions, Rheumatic Ailments, Spinal Disorders, Spondylosis, Slip Disc, Sciatica, Stress, Skin Problems, Sexual Problems, Sinusitis, Ulcers, Varicosity, Wounds and other Chronic Ailments.
Panchakarma may be used alongside Intensive Conventional Treatments including Chemotherapy and Surgery, to support healing and recovery. Panchakarma is safe and non-toxic, and can be used as prevention and to increase general well-being, Bliss, Vigour and Vitality