What is Panchakarma?

Panchakarma is Ayurveda’s primary purification and detoxification treatment.
Panchakarma means “Five therapies”.

These five therapeutic treatments eliminate toxins from the body, while balancing the Doshas.

Vaman:

The procedure of emesis (Vomiting) induced with the help of Ayurvedic medicines.

It is done in Kapha predominant diseases like bronchial asthma, chronic allergies, Nasal congestion, edema, obesity, skin diseases.

Virechan:

The procedure of purgation, induced with the help of Ayurvedic medicines.

It is done in Pitta predominant diseases like Jaundice, skin diseases- psoriasis, vitiligo, Digestive disorders – constipation, hyperacidity etc.

Basti :

Introducing medicated oil or decoction in to the colon.

It is done in Vata predominant diseases like hemiplegia, paraplegia, sciatica, piles, cervical spondylitis, arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, nervous disorders etc.

Nasya :

Nasal administration of medicated oil, ghee or powder.

Beneficial in sinusitis, headache, migraine, neck stiffness, DNS, insomnia, premature graying of hair.

Raktamokshan :

Blood letting and leech therapy for removing blood impurities in various skin disorders.

Abhyanga :

Ayurvedic massage to the whole body or any particular part of the body, given with the herbal oils. It is also done as a pre-procedure in various Panchakarma treatments.

It rejuvenates the whole body, reduces stress and toxins.

Shirodhara :

Pouring of warm medicated oil or milk or buttermilk continuously on the forehead for 30-45 min.

It induces a completely relaxing and rejuvenating mental and physical state.

Netra tarpan :

Both the eyes are bathed in pure medicated ghee, for 10-15 min.

Beneficial for various eye diseases.

Pinda sweda :

This is specific type of sweda (Fomentation) along with massage.

It is done with the special type of rice which is cooked in herbal warm milk.

Janubasti :

Bathing both the knees with warm medicated oil for 20-30 min.

Manyabasti :

Bathing back of the neck with warm medicated oil for 20-30 min.

Katibasti :

Bathing lower back with warm medicated oil for 20-30 min.

Karnapuran :

Administration of 2-3 drops of warm medicated oil in to the ear.

Purification before conception –

“Healthy seeds bears a healthy fruit”.

If the parent’s sperm and ovum are pure the child is more likely to inherit a strong constitution and immunity.

Conversely, if parents conceive when they are physically or mentally weak this may impact negatively on the child’s condition.