What is panchkarma?
Panchakarma is a treatment which is based on ayurvedic concepts of doshas, the body accumulates excess of doshas which is the main reason for sickness, thus it a deep detoxification stronger than any other system of cleaning .The cleaning removes all kind of toxins physical and mental from body .
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 and poor nutrition. Ayurveda says that imbalanced doshas create waste matter. This waste matter is called Ama in Ayurveda. Ama is a foul-smelling, sticky, noxious substance that needs to be evacuated from the body as thoroughly as possible.
Panchakarma will stick out the excess doshas (or imbalances in the dosha) along with the sticky Ama out of your system by means of the body waste evacuation channels such as sweat glands, urinary tract, intestines, etc. panchakarma is, thus, a balancing operation.
Specialties of our clinic
Our clinic has been successfully doing Panchakarma treatment with emphasis on individual needs and deeper understanding to the essence of this treatment , the doctors are present in each treatment giving personal attention to their patients, unlike the centers in which Panchakarma has been reduced to massage and steaming, we have also conducted Panchakarma treatment for groups from different countries with prior booking.
Our doctors have also conducted several ayurvedic lectures and camp in different countries for ayurvedic awareness and training therapist with the concept of psychology and nutrition as an additional tool for their treatments.
How do I know if I need panchkarma?
If our body is feeling blocked like you have chronic constipation , or any chronic disease , if their is any deep seated emotional block , or if one has history of addictions like smoking , alcohol , food addictions panchakarma i s the first choice . for a healthy person panchakarma helps to detoxify and reduce the aging procedure which is the additional benefit of the cleanse, each person has his different reason to do it , but it is good for everyone except few disease in which panchakarma cannot be done . our online consultation can help u to determine whether you need it .
Ayurveda always goes to the root of the problem and tries to correct the origination of why the problems occur in the first place, deep below we always know the cause of blockage and the Panchakarma helps one to find the reason of the problems . the Panchakarma style we do here is very intensive and is meant for those who are willing to change things and are ready to release, a list of simple questionnaire will help to determine whether one is ready or not. So if u are looking for the change here is the help, a deep down release from the past emotions and diseases.
After the panchakarma the body demands a lot of nourishment so we always recommend a three month herbal rejuvenation to make the clean body stronger and healthier. Any system which is weak can be strengthened after the treatment. If you want to heal but are afraid of this procedure our clinic is the right place to be in as we understand our sensitive and provide excellent support to your emotions as the therapist and doctors are very sensitive to your needs. So meditating on positivity to heal is the most important requirement for this treatment as well said no one can help someone who does not want help.
What is the procedure ?
It is highly personalized based on the needs of the individual depending on the body type, dosha imbalances etc. The treatment can be done on different intensity depends on the number of days the treatment is done ranging from 10 to 28 days; this is determined by the disease, patients strength, and the purpose of treatment. Panchakarma can be done as a relaxing treatments as well as a detoxifying Therapy. This depends on the treatment purpose and the choice of patient. The levels of cleaning are mild, moderate and intense.
The treatment include massage, steaming ,which is the relaxing parts and is the pre procedure and the treatment part marma therapy which is painful, the patient has to do deep breathing when he experiences pain, one should remember that marmas are points which are located deep inside the body and not on the skin, marmas help the e panchakarma to be much more deeper and stronger as all the mental dosha s also get balanced . Dr. Shivani is a specialist of marma therapy for psychological balancing and has been helping people to connect with their body and balance emotions, also integration of different therapies like Shirodhara, Kizhi, Kati Vasti is done a super requirement of the patient .
The five main treatments
Vamana Therapy: This cleans the lungs and the bronchus. The person has to drink medicated water with herbs like liquorices and milk in order to vomit, normally a person vomits after the medicine 4 to 8 times, one can feel weak after the treatment and just needs to rest in order to recover that’s the reason after the Vamana one has to rest the treatment is mainly indicated for obesity, or people who have smoked a lot or has weak lungs, or get recurrent chest infections, or are asthmatic. The treatment can only be planned if one does minimum 14 days of treatment as after the Vamana one needs a break of minimum 3 days before the next treatment is done
Virechana Therapy: This is the purgation therapy in which one has to drink medicines for cleaning the liver stomach and small intestine, the person drinks grape enzymes for cleaning stomach and intestine, an antacid powder for cleaning the liver, as to liver alkaline substances can go and purgation tablets to flush the intestine, the cleaning in this way is done 2 times once mild and next time stronger, the treatment is a pitta balancing treatment.
One can expect 10 to 25 diarrhoea after the medicine, mild cramping is normal as it is cleaning, One day after the treatment the person regains his strength.
Vasti: (Enema): Basti involves introducing medicinal substances such as sesame oil, calamus oil, or other herbal decoctions in a liquid medium into the rectum. Basti is especially good for vata disorders. It alleviates constipation, distention, chronic fever, the common cold, sexual disorders, kidney stones, heart pain, vomiting, backache, neck pain and hyper acidity. Such vata disorders as sciatica, arthritis, rheumatism, and gout can can also be treated by Basti.
There are about 80 vata related disorders in Ayurveda. About 80 percent of them can be treated with medicated enemas. Since vata is mainly located in the colon and bones, the medication is administered rectally.
There is basically two types:
Strengthening and lubricating (oleation enema)
When cleansing enema is given the purpose is to clean the intestine. In this blood purifier, oil, honey and rock salt are supposed to be given. A new catheter is put in the intestine through anus and medicine is given , when it gets uncomfortable the patient is supposed to do deep breathing so that the medicine moves up .One should hold it for minimum 10 minutes to maximum 45 minutes.
The oleation enema is given for softening the colon before cleaning it and in longer treatment for strengthening the body from vatta imbalances, after the intestines are cleaned two or three times they get clear. After this the strengthening process starts with giving 100 ml of oil processed with herbs or bone marrow enemas, or sesame oil enemas , this depends on the purpose of treatment. As the amount of these enemas is less it is easier to hold it the enemas help in chronic constipation, weakness, anemia, joint problem and age related problems.
NASYAM: This is mainly done to clear the nasal gateway and sinus .In this oil drops are put into the nose and the nasal mucous is irritated for cleaning the sinus and nasal pathway. this is indicated mainly for people who have recurrent cold, sinusitis, or cough. Nose is also the gateway to brain so Nasyam can be done to strengthen the nervous system in Vatta disorders. Panchakarma is selected out of the five depending on the disease purpose and intensity of cleaning, all of them can be done in only minimum 21 days.
It is advised that all panchakarma patients study the diet and rejuvenation course in order to understand the concepts of ayurveda for better understanding of panchakarma treatment and understanding their body and mind .
Rest is compulsory during the treatment feel extremely weak no form of yoga, physical exercise is allowed during the therapy. One should not take Panchakarma cleaning lightly as it is a intensive therapy and should not attempt it if one is not ready to undergo all the procedures and should opt relaxation as this procedure is more easy to perform.
Who cannot do panchakarma?
In cases of extreme physical weakness or acute psychological imbalance, or if one is not ready he shouldn’t do Panchakarma as it is treatment which always needs to be completed when started, In this cases he can do the Ayurvedic relation therapies like Shirodhara, massage of different styles, take herbs for balancing the body and mind and then attempt it when he feels ready to undergo it. Many centre never interrogate the patient to see if he is ready for this procedure of not, which results in people not being able to understand what they have attempted and serious complication