The Panchakarma treatment is an intensive cleansing treatment in Ayurveda that follows ‘Charaka Samhita’ which is the early texts of Ayurveda. The Panchakarma includes five natural methods of detoxifying the human body. It is actually the elimination or purgation of toxic matter from the body giving a balanced state of mind,body and consciousness and through this, the diseases in an individual is stabilized and is brought under equilibrium. This is done with the aid of medicated oils that were prescribed in the ancient Vedic sculpture.
The panchakarma has been practising in Kerala since many centuries and is considered one among the leading therapies in Ayurveda.
The five natural and authentic methods Panchakarma include Vamana (induced vomiting) followed by Virechana (purgation), Kashaya Vasti and Sneha Vasti (two kinds of medicated enemas) and Nasya (nasal medication). These five detoxification methods balances the three doshas in the human body – Vata, Pita and Kapha. People can find the best panchakarma treatment in Kerala where these are being practiced with utmost authenticity and goodness of ancient Ayurveda.
A preparatory stage- Poorvakarma is done preceeding al these. At this stage, the body prepares to eliminate the toxins through Snehanam during which the body is made unctuous or oily both internally and externally. This is then followed by therapeutic sweating which is the ‘Swedanam’. After all these have been completed, the Panchakarma procedures are prescribed by the doctor based on the individual’s physical condition.
The final stage of the procedure is Paschatkarma or Samana which comprises of corrective measures, therapeutic treatments, proper diet and activities that include participation of both body and mind.
Vamanam is also known as the Emesis Therapy or induced vomiting. Vamanam is induced to eliminate Kapha, which causes the excess mucus in human body. This mucus congested in the lungs causes recurring attacks of bronchitis, colds and coughs. The first among the Panchakarma, the Vamanam is considered the best treatment for Kapha-related diseases, as well as chronic skin disease such as psoriasis and others.
Virechanam is termed as purgation which include the elimination of toxic matter from the intestines of the human body by administrating therapeutic purgation. Virechanam is considered a very effective cure in cases of jaundice and hemorrhoids.
This is an enema using quath. Being termed Aasthaapana / Niruham,
this combats vata dominant diseases. The Vasti involves the introduction of a herbal concoction into the rectum, to fight against constipation, kidney stones, backaches, sciatica and other types of joint pain that attack the humans.
This oil enema (anuvaasan) is given to patients suffering from diabetes, anemia, and obesity which are common in today’s lifestyle. All vata aggravated diseases, such as joint disorders, paralysis, constipation, arthritis, urinary and reproductive disorders highly benefit from the correct practice of Anuvaasan.
Nasyam is basically the inhalation of medicated oil through the nostrils, eliminating any excess of humours accumulated or blocked in the sinus, throat, nose or head areas. The patient’s body is massaged by the experts from the shoulders upwards, causing it to perspire. An exact dose of the required herbal medicine is poured into the nostrils and this is inhaled by the patient. During this stage, the nose, neck, shoulders, palms & feet are rubbed which gives intense relaxation. Ayurveda Pamchakarma In Kerala suggests that this is highly beneficial for the people with conditions such as sinusitis, migraine, chronic cold and chest congestion. In case of hemiplegia and facial paralysis, performing nasyam is very effective.
Wondering whether you can take the treatment?
People with age of 12 or above with no signs of illness can undergo this panchakarma treatment. Since Panchakarma treatment is considered a very effective and authentic purification and detoxification therapy, it is popular among the people worldwide. The Panchakarma is well- known for correcting health issues of people and relaxing their mind and body. It is a an ultimate healing experience for the soul. Yet, people with certain illnesses are not recommended to undergo this treatment.
People with sinusitis migraine, headache, arthritis,muscle spasms, joint pain, neurological disorders, spondylitis, tonsillitis, liver disorders, constipation, abdominal pain, skin diseases etc can undergo Panchakarma in the best Panchakarma centre in Kerala for attaining complete stability.