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Panchkarma Department

Derived from the Sanskrit word, Panchakarma means “five actions” or “five treatments”. This is one of the critical processes in Ayurveda that is used to cleanse the body of toxic materials. Panchakarma aims to correct imbalances by eliminating adverse amas from your system. The Panchakarma treatment involves daily massages and oil baths, herbal enemas, and nasal administrations. It is a pleasurable and rejuvenating experience for both the body and soul.

How is the Panchakarma Treatment done?

Panchakarma is often called a fivefold therapy. It is customized to suit every individual based on their needs. It varies depending on the Ayurvedic constitutional type, the individual’s doshic imbalances, age, digestive strength, and immune strength.

Depending on the needs, all or only parts of the five therapies are utilized. Sometimes two or three of the therapies are linked together to form the basis of the treatment. The five karmas in Panchakarma are:

  •  Vaman (Vomiting)
  •  Virechan (Purgation)
  •  Basti (Enema)
  •  Nasya (Nasal Application)
  •  Rakthamoksha (Blood Purification)

1. Vamana

“It is the procedure where the patient takes Vaman Dravya (medicines that help for emesis). By the administration of this Dravya, the patient vomits all the impurities combined with Kapha Disha.”

Indications: Diabetes, Asthama, Chronic Cold, Chronic sinusitis, Chronic indigestion, Skin diseases, Food poisoning, Epilepsy, Anorexia, Specific Abdominal disorders & in various “Kapha” predominant disease…

2. Virechana

“Virechana is for Pitta imbalances such as hormonal dysfunction, fast digestion, acne, heat eruptions on the skin, anger, stagnant liver, etc. The therapy is focused on relieving Pitta from the small intestine.”.

Indications: Chronic fever, Skin diseases, Acne, Allergic disorders, Eczema, Psoriasis, Ascites, Arthritis, Jaundice, Infertility, Oligospermia, Hyper Acidity, Worms, Gout & in various “PITTA” predominant diseases.

3. Basti

Basti is for Vata conditions such as arthritis, emaciation, anxiety, nervousness, depression, insomnia, brittle bones, constipation, and nervous system disorders. The therapy is focused on nourishing and/or relieving Vata from the colon.

Indications: Chronic constipation, Paralysis, Sciatica, Backache, Gynaec disorders, Infertility, Oligospermia, Arthritis, Heart disease & All types of pains, etc.

4. Rakta Mokshan

“Rakta Mokshan is used to clean the blood, however, there is some difference in opinion regarding this therapy, and many practitioners employ a second kind of Basti instead.”

Indications: Gout, Leucoderma, Skin diseases, Scabies, Chronic itching, Skin rashes, Alopecia, Urticaria, Hyper tension, Enlargement of liver & spleen

5. Nasya

Nasya used to alleviate sinus conditions and improve brain and sensory function.

Indications: Various disease of eye, ear, nose, throat & head, Mental disorders, Epilepsy, Insomnia, Hair problems, Headache, Migraine, & To promote the intelligence and memory & mental functions.

Other Upkarmas of Panchkarma treatment are as follows:

  •  Abhyangam / Abhyanga Ayurvedic Massage
  •  Abhyangam / Abhyanga Ayurvedic Massage
  •  Face Treatment / Ayurvedic Facial
  •  Manya Basti / Greeva Basti
  •  Hridya Basti
  •  Janu Basti
  •  Kati Basti
  •  Kizhi Ayurveda Treatment Or Potli Sweda
  •  Netra Tarpanam / Akshi Tarpanam
  •  Pizhichil Massage
  •  Shirodhara
  •  Thalapothichil
  •  Udvartanam/ Ayurvedic Powder Massage
  •  Uttar Basti

What are the Benefits of Panchakarma treatment?

  •  Purifies The Body
  •  Removal Of Toxins
  •  Speeding Up the Metabolism
  •  Weight Reduction
  •  Improving The Functionality of the Digestive System
  •  Opening Up of Blocked Channels
  •  Body And Mind Relaxation
  •  Rejuvenation Of Tissues
  •  Immunity Booster
  •  Stress Reliever