In Ayurveda, Health is when one is happy with all his chakras in alignment and his soul experiencing utter happiness. Also, one is said to be healthy when his body is free from diseases and Dosha, Dathu, Agni, and Malakriya of his body are in a state of calm or equilibrium.

Our body is comprised of three doshas that are known as Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Which stand for our nervous system, our metabolic system (digestive system), and our nutritive system (to keep a check on our body’s nutrition) Health is when all these doshas are in balance and are not disrupted, when disturbed the balanced doshas may signify the arrival of disease in your body.

Moving on to the Panchakarma treatment procedure, the focus o this therapy is to bring all these doshas into a state of balance where the body is free from disease. Apart from that, Dinacharya, Rutucharya, Vega Adharana, Rasayana–Vajikarana and Panchakarma are the five treatment methods that are advocated by Ayurveda. But today, let us take a look at everything you need to know about Panchakarma therapy. 

What Is Panchakarma?

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Panchakarma treatment is more dedicated to lubricating the system to push out all the unwanted particles present inside our bodies to maintain a healthy Vatta, Pitta, and Kapha. Further, Panch means ‘five’ and karma means ‘deeds’ panch karma means the five deeds that help in providing relief against the foreign attacks in the body. The therapy consists of five procedures or five karmas that are followed as prescribed by Ayurveda.

The Five Karmas

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Our body is divided into certain sections on the basis of which the ayurvedic cleansing is performed, the head, the gastro-intestinal part, the upper body, and the lower body and to clean these sections of the body, Ayurveda designed five ways or five karmas that could lead the path.

  • Vamanam (therapeutic emesis) This karma is needed for the effective cleansing of the upper gastro system till the end of the stomach along with some parts of the respiratory system as well.
  • Virechanam (purgation) - This karma is known for cleaning the lower part of the stomach, the end of the stomach, and until the exit of the body. 

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  • Anuvasana (enema using medicated oil) - This treatment is used to flush out all the waste from the body using oil enema by the way of the anus after lubricating it.
  • Nasyam - This process involves the inhaling of certain medicated substances that in turn help clear the respiratory tract and the nasal tract for better respiratory functions.
  • Astapana Vasti (Therapeutic Decoction Enema) - This is also a kind of enema that clears the lower traverse colon till the end of the anus of the end of the large intestine. 
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The Process Of Panchakarma Therapy

Poorva Karma, which means before the karma, is a preparatory procedure that is further categorised into two different sub types, the Snehan and Swedan. Both these processes target the poisonous substance present in our body and prepare them for further removal.

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Then comes the Pradhan Karma which is the main and the most important procedure. In this step, it is determined as to proximity of the unwanted substances based on which the respective karma is performed. Generally, the Vamanam is the first karma to be performed. Paschaat Karma which also means post the therapy is the regulatory plan that is prepared to restore the digestive and metabolic functions of the body.

Panchakarma is a popularly growing Ayurvedic treatment and if you want to get it done, then check it a registered panchakarma clinic where you can trust the credibility and result of this procedure.

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