Panchkarma

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 Panchakarma is a Sanskrit word that means “five actions” or “five treatments”. This is a process used to clean the body of toxic materials left by disease, poor nutrition and environmental toxins. Normally the body has the innate ability to efficiently process and remove these waste materials, including the vitiated doshas. However, due to one’s repeated dietary indiscretions, poor exercise patterns, lifestyle, and genetic predisposition, the digestive enzymes, metabolic co-factors, hormones, and agnis which regulate the body’s internal homeostasis become disorganized. This can lead to the accumulation and spread of toxins throughout the physiology resulting in disease. This waste matter is called ama in Ayurveda. Ama is a foul-smelling, sticky, harmful substance that needs to be completely evacuated from the body. 

Vaman

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Vaman includes induced vomiting, which helps to get rid of waste products (vitiated doshas) from the body.

What to expect

Vaman starts with oral intake of medicated ghee in ascending doses for a period of 3 to 7 days and includes a full body Abhyangam massage. This continues for a few days and ends with therapeutic vomiting.

Benefits of  Vaman

Ayurvedic Vaman treatment is meant for 

  • purification of the upper digestive tract. 
  • This is an important component of Panchkarma treatment and is beneficial in management of Kapha predominant disorders such as asthma, cough and Psoriasis.

 

Virechan

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Virechanam is a component of Panchkarma Ayurvedic treatment in which a person takes oral medication that induces purgation. The unwanted Doshas are taken out of body by the anal route.

What to expect

Virechanam starts with oral intake of medications in various forms such as medicated ghee, oils or churna (powders). The dosage is prescribed in such a manner that it ends with therapeutic purgation (excretion) at the end of therapy.

Benefits of Virechanam

Virechanam helps

  • to get rid of Pitta toxins from the body that get accumulated in the liver and gallbladder. 
  • It is extremely beneficial in management of Pitta disorders such as dermatitis, chronic fever, heartburn, jaundice, etc.

Nasya

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 Nasya involves administration of medicated oil through the nose to cleanse accumulated toxins from the head and neck region followed with light face massage. Based on the medical condition of a person, it can be given up to 30 days. It can be used as daily routine to improve function of sense organ.

Benefits: Nasya is useful in 

  • stopping hair fall, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Bel's Palsy,
  •  Improves memory & eye sight, Insomnia, Elimination of excess Mucus Hyper pigmentation in the face.
  • Pre-mature greying of hair.
  • Clarity to voice, Headaches of various origin Hemiplegia
  •  Loss of smell and taste
  •  Frozen shoulder, Migraine, Stiffness of the neck, Nasal Allergies Nasal Polyp, Neurological dysfunctions, Paraplegia, Sinusitis.

Duration: 30 min

Rakt Mokshan

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 Raktamokshan is a procedure where impure blood taken out from the body with the help of LEECH and other measures. It is very much useful in the diseases’ where there is an involvement of impure blood is present.

Benefits of Rakt Mokshan:

  • Skin disorders such as Herpes, Vitiligo, Psoriasis, Alopecia, Acne, blackish discoloration, redness, and swelling, allergic rashes. 
  • In painful conditions like spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, traumas, etc.

 Duration: 30 min 


Basti

Basti is king of all treatment since it cleans toxins from all over body.

Medicated oil or ghee, herbal decoction is given as enema.