Monday, 11 December 2023
The word Panchakarma,’Pancha’ means five and ‘Karma’ means action or therapy. So Panchakarma means five actions or therapies. Panchakarma presents a unique approach of Ayurveda with specially designed five procedures of internal purification of the body through the nearest possible route. Panchakarma has been given a special place in all the ancient Ayurvedic texts.It is used in all the 8 branches of Ayurveda as major, supportive, or preparatory therapy.
Panchakarma not only eliminate the disease-causing toxins but also revitalizes the tissues. Some of the diseases like improper digestion, lack of sleep, allergies, heart diseases etc. diseases are caused mainly due to deeply seated metabolic toxins. Panchakarma eliminates these metabolic toxins from the body, allowing permanent healing of tissues and channels.
Panchakarma includes Vamana, Virechana, Nasya, Basti karma & Raktha Mokshan, using a varied kinds of Ayurvedic medicines. As far as the treatment methods are concerned Ayurveda has described the use of Shamana (Palliative treatment) and Shodhana (Bio-Purifaction methods - Panchakarma) methods. Panchakarma literally means five methods of body purification. These methods are employed in the healthy to prevent diseases and to improve the immunity as also in the sick to treat a number of diseases. Recognizing that many illnesses result from the build-up of toxins in the body that impair the functioning of its natural defenses: the lymph, circulatory and immune systems, Panchakarma promotes healing and restoration by eliminating these toxins from the body. Unlike other detoxification programs, Panchakarma is a gentle process that achieves deep cleansing without discomfort and allows rejuvenating energy to flow freely through the body.