Panchakarma

When we hear the word Ayurveda the first thing which comes into our mind is Panchakarma and the different modalities of massages done with or without oils/powders, like Abhyangam, Shirodhara, Patra pinda sweda etc.

When the tridoshas known as vata, pitta, and kapha get out of balance, it lowers our digestive fire (agni), and toxins (ama) are created. The ama enters into the blood stream, clogging the channels, and lodges into joints, muscles, organs, and reproductive tissue, etc. These toxins(ama) has to be removed before performing the Panchakarma procedures hence Snehana(oleation) and Swedana (sudation) are to be given as poorvakarma to the Panchakarma procedures. The above treatment protocol is designed to loosen the ama that adheres to the channels of our bodies.

Snehana (Oleation)

Oleation includes use of oil or oily substance on the body. Ayurveda offers different oils made from various home grown and mineral ingredients mostly for external use. Aside from oils and ghee utilized especially for internal application. The fatty substance goes about as a viable medium, figures out how to achieve the more profound tissues, helps in carrying the medicinal ingredients every cell of the body and loosen up toxins stuck in the cells.

Swedana (Fomentation)

The treatments that produce sweat are called fomentation treatments. Oleation treatments are followed by the fomentation treatments. The tissues made delicate by oleation treatments become more flexible by fomentation therapies. Profound established toxins relaxed by oleation melt because of fomentation therapy and help it to flush out of the body. Snehana and Swedana are eqally considered as the main treatment procedure in many diseases.

Abhayanga, Patrapinda Sweda are usally done once the ama is loose, it returns back into the blood stream and flows to the GI tract for removal. Then Panchakarmas either one or more will be administered to the patient based on the condition.

Five Panchakarma Therapies

• Vamana • Virechana • Basti • Nasya  • Rakthamokshana

Vamana: In this treatment, a patient is given inside and outside oleation and fomentation treatments for few days which includes therapies and some ayurvedic medicines. Once the toxins get melted and accumulate in upper cavities of body, the patient is given emetic medicines and decoction. This enables vomiting and helps in disposing of the poisons from the body tissues. Vamana treatment is particularly suggested basically for kapha-dominated conditions, such as weight gain, asthma and apasmara, skin diseases etc.

Virechana: In virechana, purgation or disposal of toxins happens through the clearing of the bowels. In this treatment too, the patient is given inside and outside oleation and fomentation treatments. From that point onward, the patient is given a natural purgative to encourage clearing of the guts that aides in purifying the body of toxins. Virechana treatment is prescribed fundamentally for pitta -dominated conditions, such as herpes zoster, jaundice , colitis, celiac infection etc.

Basti: Managing medicated substances through enema is Ayurveda’s exceptional commitment to the therapeutic world. The treatment has huge advantages, particularly in convoluted and chronic diseases. According to the nature of disease, home grown decoctions, oils, ghee or milk are managed into the rectum and this has incredible positive effects. This treatment is to a great degree powerful against vata-dominated conditions, such as arthritis, piles and constipation .

Nasya: This treatment is extremely effective in clearing and purging the head area. At the beginning of the treatment, the head and shoulder areas are given a delicate massage and fomentation. After that, nasal drops are regulated in both the nostrils. This achieves the cleaning of the whole head area and diminishes different sorts of cerebral pain, headache, hair issues, sleep disorder, neurological disorders, sinusitis, chronic rhinitis and respiratory ailments.

 This treatment is useful for cleaning of blood and viable against ailments caused because of impure blood. It can be done in a particular area or for the whole body. This treatment is especially valuable in different skin infections, such as psoriasis, dermatitis , and furthermore in local lesions such as abscesses and pigmentation.

Benefits:

• Eliminate toxins and toxic conditions from your body and mind.

• Restore your constitutional balance improving health and wellness.

• Strengthen your immune system and become more resistant to illness.

• Reverse the negative effects of stress on your body and mind thereby slowing the aging process.

• Enhance your self-reliance, strength, energy, vitality and mental clarity.

• Bring about deep relaxation and sense of well-being.