Panchakarma - Ayurvedic Complete Detoxification and CleansingPanchakarma is Ayurveda's primary purification and detoxification treatment. Panchakarma means the "five therapies". These 5 therapeutic means of eliminating toxins from the body are Vamana, Virechana, Nasya, Basti and Raktamoskshana.
This series of five therapies help remove deep rooted stress and illness causing toxins from the body while balancing the doshas (energies that govern all biological functions).
Vamana is a medicated emesis therapy which removes Kapha toxins collected in the body and the respiratory tract. This is given to people with high Kapha imbalance. Daily treatment involves loosening and mobilizing the toxins in an effort to finally eliminate them.Benefits of Vamana:
Bronchial Asthma, Chronic Allergies, Hay Fever, Vitiligo, Psoriasis, Hyperacidity, Chronic Indigestion Nasal Congestion, Edema, Obesity, Psychological disorders, Skin disorders.
Virechana is medicated purgation therapy which removes Pitta toxins from the body that are accumulated in the liver and gallbladder, it completely cleanses the gastro-intestinal tract.
It is a safe procedure without side effects.
Benefits of Virechana:
Chronic Fever, Diabetes, Asthma, Skin disorders such as Herpes, Paraplegia,
Hemiplegia Joint disorders, Digestive disorders, Constipation, Hyperacidity, Vitiligo,
Psoriasis, Headaches, Elephantiasis and Gynecological disorders.
Basti (Enema) is considered as the mother of all Panchakarma treatments since it cleanses the accumulated toxins from all the 3 doshas, Vata, Pitta and Kapha, through the colon. Basti is also highly beneficial as a rejuvenating treatment. Medicated oil or ghee and an herbal decoction is given as enema to clean the colon and increase the muscle tone. This procedure is usually applied for 8 to 30 days, based on the medical condition of a person.
Benefits of Basti:
Hemiplegia, Paraplegia, Colitis, Convalescence, Cervical Spondylosis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome Constipation, Digestive disorders, Backache & Sciatica, Hepatomegaly & Splenomegaly,
Obesity, Piles, Sexual Debility & Infertility.
Nasya involves administration of medicated oil through the nose to cleanse accumulated
Kapha toxins from the head and neck region. Based on the medical condition of a person,
it can be given up to 30 days.
Benefits of nasya:
Trigeminal Neuralgia, Bel's Palsy, Improves memory & eye sight, Insomnia,
Elimination of excess Mucus Hyper pigmentation in the face, Pre-mature graying of hair,
clarity to voice, Headaches of various origin Hemiplegia, Loss of smell and taste,
Frozen shoulder, Migraine, Stiffness of the neck, Nasal Allergies Nasal Polyp,
Neurological dysfunctions, Paraplegiar, Sinusitis.
Raktamokshana is procedure to cleanse the blood and is advised only in very rare conditions.Though it sounds very primitive way of treating, it is a very helpful process. Raktamokshana means removing vitiated blood from the body. It is a localized treatment . Generally not morethan 10-40 ml blood is removed at a time
Benifts os raktamokshana:
Skin diseases, Ulcers, Gout, Piles, Abscess, Leucoderma, Eczema,
Deep venous thrombosis, varicose veins.