[This is recommended for 14-21 days annually, and for anyone above 60 years, for 21 days annually.]
'Pancha' means 'five' and 'karma' means 'action.' This five-fold purification therapy aims at correcting the imbalance of the doshas - Vata, Pitta, Kapha in order to maintain their inherent equilibrium. During each season of the year, one or more of the doshas accumulate which causes an imbalance and makes the body prone to illness.
Panchakarma therapy is performed in 3 stages:
PANCHAKARMA INVOLVES FIVE CLEANSING PROCEDURES:
Induced vomiting, especially for Kapha related illnesses. This is a painless, drug-induced emetic process.
Induced purgation, especially for the elimination of Pita related toxins from the body. Here, drugs that stimulate bowel movements are induced for the expulsion of excess Pita.
Nasal cleansing by the application of medical oils or powders. The nostrils are considered the ‘doorway to the brain’ and nasal application of oils is helpful in conditions like allergic sinusitis, migraines and epilepsy. If the Nasya therapy has been carried out effectively, Kapha related toxins from the paranasal sinuses are eliminated, and the region nourished. Due to this, the patient feels great relief in the head and clarity of the sense organs. Breathing becomes completely unobstructed which gives sound sleep at night. Olfactory improvement is also felt.
Is a medicated enema which is particularly good for alleviating excess Vata. Vasti’s effects are directly felt in the colon, the prime abode of the Vata. With the application of a series of purifying and nourishing Vastis, the morbid doshas and other toxins trapped for long in the tissues are eliminated. This restores the equilibrium of the humours.
There are 2 specialised Vastis:
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