WHAT IS PANCHKARMA
Panchakarma is made off two words; Panch (Five) and Karma (Action). The detoxification or purification of the whole body through five actions is known as Panchkarma.
Panchakarma consists from five types of therapeutic methods which are mainly eliminative in action. It boosts up immune system and keeps it free from diseases. It scavenges AMA (Free Radicals- Toxins) from the body.
Pachakarma is divided into three parts
- Pre Action (Pre Operative Therapeutics)
- Main Action (Main Operating Therapeutics)
- Post Action (Post Operating Therapeutics)
Snehan Oleation Therapy according to imbalance of Tridosha. Snehan has two parts;
Giving medicated ghee orally according to imbalance of Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
Giving Massage to whole body according to imbalance of Vata, Pitta and Kapha.Swdana (Fermentation or Steam) heating process- It is heat producing method which brings sweat and opens the body cells membrane and hair follicles.
MAIN ACTION: FIVE IN NUMBER
- Vaman (Emetics) - This is indicated for the purification of the path of upper digestive canal and trachea. Balancing Pran Vayu and Kapha.
- Virachan(Use of Purgative)- This is indicated for the purification of the stomach intestine and balancing Pitta.
- Basti Oil and Decoction - This is indicated for dilution and removing of faces (Mala) or toxins from intestine, stomach and rectum i.e. balancing of Apanvata.
- Nasya - this is indicated for the purification of E.N.T. problems.
- Rakt Moksham - Purification of skins and blood sucking process.
Samsanjan kram method of dietetic to restore Agni (Fire).
Saman Kram measures for calming body and mind
Rasayan Kram promotion and boost up of immunity power treatment
OTHER TREATMENTS:• Netra Tarpan • Kati Tarpan
• Hriday Tarpan • Griva Tarpan
• Shiro Pichcho • Shiro Dhara
• Shiro Basti • Pizzichil
• Pind Swedan • Patra Potali
• Dugdha Dhara • Takra Dhara
EFFECT OF PANCHKARMA ON OUR BODY:
- Regulates the metabolism
- It keeps normal health increase vigor vitality and longevity
- It rejuvenates body and increase immunity power
- It is very useful in obesity and thinness of body
- Preventive of oxidative damage which is the cause of wide range of diseases
- Improves beauty and complexion
- Reverses biological age
- Brings in order the various system of the body affected by irregular food habits environmental condition or other factors.
WHY PANCHAKARMA IS NECESSARY
The main object of panchakarma is to free the body from stress and disease and maintain balance between mind, body and consciousness. It promotes longevity and vitality. It improves physical, mental and spiritual well being.
We need always servicing (purification) of our vehicles like car, motorbike, scooter etc. But we don't notice need for servicing of our body. For human body servicing process of Panchakarma is very essential in order to keep normal health and well being.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM PANCHAKARMA
- Cancer patients after operation/chemotherapy, radiotherapy for detoxification and patient eliminating effect
- Patients suffering from chronic diseases like Rheumatoid, Arthritis, osteoarthritis, Spondilitis, Sciatica, Neurological disorder, Parkinson disease, Asthmatic, Bronchitis, hypertension, migraine, bowel Syndrome, Diabetes, Ulcer, Infertility, Impotency, Geriatric problem and Psycho Somatic diseases etc.
- Those with stress related disorder such as anxiety, depression, tension, headache, fatigue and feeling low energy etc.
- Those people suffering from obesity and anorexia.
- Healthy people seeking greater sense of well being and fulfillment.
- Those who want to start Yoga and Meditation practices(To clean and prepare the body for these practice)
Information about Panchakarma
Ayurveda is the most ancient, natural, and systematic health care system of the world. It is widely acclaimed to be in many respects the "Mother of modern medicine". It is recognized by WHO. Experts consider Ayurveda to be free from harmful side-effects. The holistic nature of the Ayurvedic approach to health makes it full of side-benefits.
The term "Ayurveda" comes from the Sanskrit language, the spiritual, scientific, poetic language of the highly evolved Vedic Civilization that flourished many thousands years ago. It covered mainly the area of what we know today as India and surrounding countries but extended to regions as far as from Persia up to Thailand, Indonesia, and further. The remains of the Vedic Civilization are to be found in India of today but can be traced all-over the world.
In today's world, Ayurveda became almost a household word. It was not always so. It took a "great seer" to popularize this system of medicine world-wide. The need of time was recognized in the middle of 1970's by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, India's greatest saint and philosopher. In collaboration with top Indian experts of Ayurveda and Western scientists, he presented the system and the benefits of Ayurveda to the scientific world in the West and the wider public. A number of in-patient Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centers were opened in the 1980s in Europe - and a success story was born: Ayurveda started its new march around the world.
Balance – the magic concept of Ayurveda
The Ayurvedic definition of Health is "balance". Balanced action, balanced thinking, balanced physiological functioning – from blood circulation, digestion, elimination, etc. to psychological and spiritual balanced being.
The cosmic intelligence expresses itself in the universe through five basic elements, called the Pancha Mahabhutas – Akasha (space), Vayu (air), Agni (fire), Jal (water), and Prithivi (earth). In the course of evolution, these transform themselves in living beings into the three doshas that govern the body: Vata dosha, Pitta dosha, and Kapha dosha.
Vata dosha, consisting mainly of Akasha und Vayu elements, is the principle of movement. Pitta, consisting mainly of Agni, is the principle of metabolism and intelligence. Kapha, consisting of Jal and Prithivi, is the principle of structure. A particular combination of the three doshas in a person is called Prakriti, the constitution of a person.
Qualities of -
Health means that all the three doshas have to function in a balanced way. An imbalanced function leads to disease. Imbalanced function of the various physiological systems, such a digestive system, nervous system, sensory system, endocrine system, etc. does not fully metabolize all that is taken in. The product of such improper functioning physiology is called Ama. These are toxins and residues that further block all channels of the body and weaken the immune system.
Ayurveda calls for purification of the physiology with Panchakarma. Additionally to Panchakarma, Ayurveda prescribes various herbal preparation that enliven the body and mind so that it function in a balanced way even at home, after the Panchakarma. Also Yoga, Meditation, Yagya, Jyotish, and other Vedic disciplines play an important part in proper diagnosis and cure of diseases.