Panchkarma Therapies


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Panchakarma therapy, an ancient form of purification developed thousands of years ago in India, can be used to remove Ama and other elemental impurities from our system entirely. Panchakarma constitutes the foremost purification and rejuvenation therapy as it reverses the mechanisms that carry toxic waste products from the digestive tract into all the other tissues of the body. In other words, it reverses the movement of Ama, bringing it back to the digestive tract, and then gently expels it from the body. Here are the four steps discussed in detail.

Vamana: This is the vomiting therapy or induced emesis done to remove the congestions in the chest. It cleans the toxins collected in the body and purifies the gastrointestinal tract. This includes ailments such as chronic indigestion, bronchial asthma, skin disorders, and more.


Virechana: This purgation therapy aims to help purify the entire body. This treatment is most suited for those with pitta dosha. These ailments include gynecological disorders, skin ailments, headache, asthma, and so on.

Nasyam: The medicine is taken through the nasal passage as it is most suited for us. This helps remove accumulated kapha toxins from the head and neck. Medicated oils and herbal juices are sent through the nostrils of the patient. Panchakarma treatments can be obtained from any recognized Ayurvedic practitioner. This treatment is effective for facial paralysis, insomnia, sinusitis, and more.


Vasti: This therapy uses medicated enemas to clean the toxins caused by vata in the colon. Ailments such as digestive disorders, intestinal cleaning, asthma, IBS, debility, skin ailments, and more can be treated.


Other Panchakarma treatments include Podikizhi, Abhyangam, Pizhichil, Elakizhi, Shiro Dhara, Navarakizhi, and more. Fresh leaves, herbal oils, fruit juices, and medicated oil are used to produce relaxation and rejuvenation for the patient. Massages are also used to help burn superficial fat, improve circulation, and reduce obesity. Practices such as Shiro Dhara can even cure greying and thinning of hair.

The Ayurvedic processes have undergone continuous evaluation and improvement over time. Due to continuous learning and changes in people’s lifestyles, this becomes inevitable and keeps the technology up to date all the time.