PANCHAKARMA - the complete magical detox

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THE MAGIC DETOX – MADURAI AYURVEDA CENTRE AT AVN AROGYA

PANCHAKARMA - the complete magical detox

Panchakarma is the oldest and magical process in Ayurveda comprising of five types of treatments. It is one of the best and most effective ways to relieve one of stress through cleansing the body of the accumulated toxins. The body accumulates toxins because of various factors - disease, poor diet, stress, sleep deficit.

Our body is actually equipped with ability to dispose all the waste (toxins) that gets accumulated in the body.

But when there is havoc created in all the processes of the body, the body fails to combat the toxins and flush them out regularly. The havoc is caused by poor/ harmful diet, absence of any exercise, lifestyle issues. All these result in metabolic disturbances, improper production of digestive enzymes, hormonal imbalances. The “agnis” in the body get disorganised. This in turn leads to accumulation of toxins in the body. Increased level of toxins in the body can cause diseases.

Panchakarma is a process which aids the elimination of the toxins from all parts of the body. It is a thorough cleanse.

Panchakarma means five therapeutic procedures. These procedures/ therapies are:

  • Vamana (Emesis)
  • Virechana (Purgation)
  • Aasthapana Vasti (Enema with Medicated decoctions)
  • Anuvasana Vasti (Enema with medicated oils)
  • Nasya (Nasal drops with medicated substances)

These five procedures are recommended to be administered for every healthy person to completely detoxify the body and retard the degeneration.

Each of these procedures is extensive. These are prescribed based on the specific indications and prevention of the disease that is in question.

Vamana (Emesis)

 

What is it?

It is induced vomiting

What does it do?

Vamana therapy aims at decongesting the respiratory tract. It removes the kapha that has got collected in the body

Which diseases does it aim to heal?

            Asthma

            Bronchitis

            Sinusitis

            Allergic rhinitis

            Psoriasis

            Uticaria

            Eczema

            Psychological disorders

 

Virechana (Purgation)

 

What is it?

      It is induced bowel movement

What does it do?

      Virechana therapy aims to remove the toxins that have accumulated in the gastro-intestinal                      tract

Which diseases does it aim to heal?

       Diabetes

       Asthma

       Skin disorders

       Paraplegia

       Hemiplegia

       Joint pain

       Digestive disorders

       Constipation

       Hyperacidity

       Psoriasis

       Headache

       Elephantiasis

       Gynecological disorders

  

Basti or Vasti (Medicated Enema)

 

What is it?

     It is administering medicated enema

What does it do?

     Basti or Vasti therapy aims at cleansing the entire body of the accumulate toxins. It eases the effects of vata                     dosha imbalance

Which diseases does it aim to heal?

    Neuromuscular disorders (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), charcot-marie-tooth disease, multiple sclerosis,                muscular dystrophy, myasthenia gravis, myopathy, myositis, polymyositis, dermatomyositis, peripheral                             neuropathy,etc.)

     Musculoskeletal disorders (carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, tenosynovitis, bursitis)

     Rheumatic diseases

     Digestive ailments

     Sexual incapacity

     Infertility

     Urinary tract issues

 

 

Nasyam (Nasal Insufflation)

 

What is it?

      It is nasal insufflation(blowing/ breathing)

What does it do?

      Nasyam therapy aims at cleansing the accumulated kapha dosha from the neck and head

Which diseases does it aim to heal?

      Ear disorders

      Nose disorders

      Throat disorders

      Facial palsy

      Trigeminal neuralgia

      Paralysis

      Insomnia

      Pre-mature greying of hair

      Neurological disorders

       Headache

      Sinus

      Frozen shoulder

      Stiff neck

      Improving memory

      Improving eyesight

 

 

Raktamokshana (Bloodletting)

 

What is it?

      It is removal of impure blood from the body

What does it do?

      Raktamokshana therapy aims at cleansing the body by removing the impure blood and restoring fresh        pure blood in the body

Which diseases does it aim to heal?

      Haemopathological conditions (Leukemia, anemia, etc.)

      Allergies

      Skin diseases

      Tonsillitis

      Sciatica

 

The Prakriti paradigm is an important factor in determining the procedure to be adopted for each person. The Prakriti paradigm consists of

  • Vata dosha
  • Pitta dosha
  • Kapha dosha

As per Ayurveda, every human body consists of these three doshas. The balance of these doshas is what will determine the condition and the stamina of the patient. The therapies of Panchakarma will be prescribed for the patient based on this and the related disease.

As a preventive measure, each of the Panchakarma therapies is administered in different seasons for removing the toxins accumulated in the body.

How many days for Panchakarma treatment - Treatment duration

The duration of the Panchakarma treatment will depend on many factors and will be customised as per the patient’s requirement. In general, it can last minimum 7 days and maximum 60 days.

Regime to be followed during the Panchakarma treatment (panchakarma at home)

During the course of the Panchakarma treatment, the person should avoid  

  • Extreme temperatures - internally, externally
  • Loud noises
  • Stress
  • Sleep deficit
  • Foods difficult to digest
  • Controlled sneezing
  • Controlled coughing
  • Strenuous exercise
  • Caffeine rich drinks

In addition to the above, one should

  • Consume caffeine free herbal teas
  • Fresh fruit juices
  • Fresh vegetable juices

Panchakarma benefits

Panchakarma is the magical solution to those who are diseased as well as healthy. The benefits are

  • The agni (metabolic fire or digestive energies) of one’s body will be restored
  • The tissues will be toxin free and functioning will be efficient
  • The Prakriti paradigm – vata, pitta and kapha doshas will be balanced
  • It’s an efficient stress-buster
  • The energy levels will be boosted
  • Immunity will be improved
  • It will slow the aging process
  • It will be a starting point for a healthy lifestyle and sensible diet
  • It will aid weight loss in a healthy way

 

We, at AVN Arogya, offer authentic Panchakarma therapies as advised in the classic text books, in tune with the requirements of the current day situations. They are designed to get rid of the toxins that are deep within the tissues so as to cleanse each & every cell of the body & invigorate the mind.

Embrace Ayurveda, Embrace Health!

 

References
www.ayurvedichealing.net
www.nirogram.com

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