Ayurveda Panchakarma treatment is the healing modality from Ayurvedic Medicine that promotes Rejuvenation and Detoxification.
Panchakarma helps you to detox & rejuvenate your body with highly effective Ayurvedic Panchakarma treatment.
Ayurveda stipulates that before experiencing any other treatment detoxification of the body is indispensable.
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What is Panchakarma?
Panchakarma in Sanskrit means Five remedies used to clean the body of toxic materials or Five activities that cleans your body.
The body is capable to rejuvenate itself by following various procedures and get rid of toxicity and improving upon the body immune system.
Because of one’s repeated deficiency of various minerals and vitamins in the body, genetic predispositions, failure to follow exercise routines, lifestyle, and misaligned activities of the enzymes, Agnis that modulate the body process become disorganized and causes various ailments.
The hormones and metabolism are co-factors which in their improper conditions, are responsible for causing the imbalance in the body that further deteriorate the body functions.
The toxins in the body generate waste thing called Ama in Ayurveda.
Ama is a substance which should be evacuated to recover health.
Ayurvedic panchakarma treatment is a set of five treatments which is required for the detoxification of the body.
Benefits of Panchakarma Treatment
Panchakarma provides various health benefits and helps the individuals to get rid of the body chemical toxins and the impurities it has collected throughout the years.
In several cases, it has been found that Panchakarma is capable of curing many ailments that in conventional therapy keep on lingering from its roots.
By panchakarma treatment, excess ‘Doshas’ are removed and imbalances in them are corrected.
In panchakarma treatment usually daily massages and oil baths, herbal Enemas, Nasal administrations etc. are prescribed and followed.
The joints and muscles strengthening which ultimately results in panchakarma treatment cleanse out toxins too.
Panchakarma treatment is highly recommended for people who live with constant stress and strain from their work and daily lifestyle & suffer from ailments like Arthritis, Rheumatism, Chronic Digestive Problems, Constipation, Migraines, Obesity, Insomnia, addicts of Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drugs usage to purify their body.
The Panchakarma treatments can be extremely personalized based upon the needs of the individuals.
Panchakarma treatment is usually determined based upon the regenerative constitutional form of the individual, Doshic imbalances, age, upon knowledgeable experts of Ayurvedic Centre etc.
Other factors that may be involved to determine the type and procedures of the panchakarma treatment may include digestion strength, immune status, and several other such factors.
The procedure of Purvakarma is practiced as the pre-purification procedure before the actual detoxification process begins in the panchakarma treatment.
In panchakarma treatment, the individual may witness different periods of discomfort caused due to the intense discharge of toxins from the body.
The Panchakarma Treatment is generally followed for rejuvenation of body, for weight loss, for Osteoarthritis and such other ailments.
In nutshell five main benefits of Panchakarma can be quantified as below:-
- Panchakarma rejuvenates your body and helps in losing body weight.
- It eliminates body toxins.
- It helps to improve upon the immune system of the body.
- Panchakarma helps to open up the blocked channels of the body.
- It improves general vitality and enhances body energy and strength.
Types of Panchakarma Treatment
There are different types of panchakarma treatment which is practiced to eliminate toxins from the body and to rejuvenate it.
These procedures are not general in nature as they are formulated and used after careful examination of the individuals who undergo such procedures.
Different types of Panchakarma is mentioned as below:-
As the name suggests, the Vamana is a vomiting process.
Snehana procedures popularly known as Oleation Therapy is followed as a pre-therapeutic practice. The Oleation Therapy can be both internal and external.
In internal oleation, a specific amount of medicated ghee is given to individuals for a specific period of time depending upon his body constitution orally. The quantity of the ghee is generally gradually increased on a periodic basis. Generally, Internal oleation is practiced for a week time.
In external oleation, ayurvedic body massage is prescribed. Such body massage generally last for an hour time but depending upon the body requirement and necessity of the treatment it may vary from 30 minutes to 90 minutes. Generally, after each body massage ayurvedic herbal steam bath is followed.
In Vaman therapy apart from the oleation therapy, generally fomentation therapy is also practiced.
Generally, in fomentation therapy, fomentation with hot water is practiced. A clean cotton piece is used to give hot fomentation to all over the body. For hot fomentation over a specific part of the body generally sponge, water bottle or rubber bags are used to give hot fomentation.
After undergoing oleation and fomentation therapy for prescribed days, toxins in the body gets liquified and accumulates in our stomach. The emetic herbal medicines are then given to induce vomiting which clears toxins from the body.
In this form of panchakarma treatment also fomentation procedures are applied to the head and shoulder areas of the individual.
The Nasya treatment clears the clogged impurities from the head region and ‘Kapha’ toxins from the body.
After clearing the clogged pores, herbal nasal drops are dispensed into the nostrils to smoothen and treat a migraine, hair loss problems.
In panchakarma treatment, Virchana is a most important and often used procedure.
In Virechana cleansing procedures of the bowel is undertaken. Before going into the process of Virechana, pre-therapeutic procedures like oliniation and fomentations are also followed.
Generally, external edema is administered along with medicated herbal solutions through the anus to stimulate evacuation and cleansing of the bowel.
The literal meaning of Raktamoskshana is blood cleaning. This procedure is usually practiced to treat the disease caused by impure blood.
Skin diseases such as Psoriasis, Eczema etc are treated with Raktamoskshana procedures.
Raktamoskshana should be done by the expert professionals only by following proper precautionary methods as it may cause the spread of the infection in other parts of the body as well as may contaminate the person who is treating the disease.
It is somewhat an extended process of Virechana. In Basti panchakarma treatment medicated substances such as medicated oil, ghee, milk etc is inserted into the rectum to cleanse it.
It is used in the healing treatment of disease like piles and fistula.
Basti works well for the treatment of all the three doshas and in an ayurvedic fraternity, it is popularly known as the mother of all panchakarma treatment.
Precautionary Measure in Panchakarma Treatment
There are certain DOs and DON’Ts in the panchakarma treatment which one should bear in mind before going into the procedure.
Panchakarma treatments should never be followed if you are suffering from any form of fever or you are pregnant.
Panchakarma Treatment can be undertaken or not should be determined by an expert in the field after going through a proper evaluation of the constitution of the body.
After undergoing the Panchakarma Treatment one should be invariably taken more care to the healthy diets and routine exercise to maintain the general health and the well being of the individual.
One should ensure adequate rest and balanced diets after Panchakarma.
Hope this article will help you to understand the various aspects of Panchakarma Treatment and will help you immensely if you are planning to undertake the procedure.
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