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Panchakarma

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Panchakarma

Ayurveda emphasizes preventative and healing therapies along with various methods of purification and rejuvenation. Ayurveda guides every individual in the prevention of disease and long term maintenance of health. Ayurveda is more than a mere healing system, it is a science and art of appropriate living which helps to achieve longevity. Panchkarma is an Ayurveda Therapy for cleansing of body toxins, achieve balanced state of body, mind and consciousness.

What is Panchakarma?

As the name suggests, Pancha in Sanskrit stands for Five and Karma are the therapeutic measures, therefore Panchakarma means five types of therapeutic measures. These five therapeutic measures are undertaken for the purification of the body. Ayurveda considers it necessary before the start of any other therapy. The logic being that as a cloth needs to be purified or cleaned of impurities and dust before it can be permeated with a new color, similarly the body needs to be purified before it can be permeated with new colors of youthfulness, health and vigour etc. In fact, most of the time, Panchakarma is an end in itself rather than a prelude to other therapeutic measures.

The Panchakarma therapy of Ayurveda is comprised of five basic types of advanced treatment for the evacuation of vitiated Dosha (toxic materials) from the body. One can consider this as a body de-tox program. There are so many subtypes of this therapy and different types of herbal massages, fomentation’s such as steam, external oil treatments, Basti (medicated enemas), Virechana (purgation through herbs), Vamana (emesis through herbs), Nasya (nasal administration of oils) etc. are also incorporated. These practices are extremely helpful in relieving deep seated diseases as well as being beneficial for maintaining and improving physical and mental health.

Who can go for Panchakarma?

The speciality of this treatment is that it can be administered both to a healthy, as well as an ailing person. When a healthy person is subjected to Panchakarma, it has a preventive, restorative and rejuvenative effect on the body, whilst for an ailing person, it has curative benefits.

Why Panchakarma at Meghdhara?

Panchakarma results in metabolism speeding up, purification of the blood, de-stressing and focusing the mind. It helps in weight loss mainly due to elimination of extra fat, results in glowing skin, thick hair and you feel calmer.

The Meghdhara Panchakarma process:

The three stages in Panchakarma are – Purva karma (Preparatory stage), Pradhana karma (Main Therapy) and Paschat karma (Rejuvenation).

Purva karma (Preparatory stage)

At the beginning of the therapy, the body is prepared for the actual process of elimination. This is done by the following processes, administered for the first 4 -5 days:

Purva karma (Preparatory stage)

At the beginning of the therapy, the body is prepared for the actual process of elimination. This is done by the following processes, administered for the first 4 -5 days:

1. Deepana and Pachana

The purpose of these treatments is to keep the digestive fire at its best, by means of oral medication. Deepana helps in increasing the digestive power while Pachana digests the Ama (toxins).

2. Pizhichil (kayaseka)

Pizhichil includes Snehana (Oleation) and Swedana (Sudation). These are the most important preparatory measures prior to the Panchakarma therapy.

Snehana is done externally and internally. External oleation (bahya snehana) includes various types of whole body therapies like Abhyanga (synchronized massage). Medicated ghee or oils are also administered orally for the purpose of internal oleation (snehapana). Both these methods lubricate the body channels and loosen the toxins accumulated in the body.

Sudation includes Njavarakizhi, Choorna swedam, Pathrapotala swedam, etc. Apart from this, localized therapies like Shirodhara, Shirovasti, Greeva vasti, Kati vasti, Netra tarpanam, Thailam and Lepanam can be also done in specific cases.

Pradhana karma (Main Therapy)

At the beginning of the therapy, the body is prepared for the actual process of elimination. This is done by the following processes, administered for the first 4 -5 days:

1. Deepana and Pachana

The purpose of these treatments is to keep the digestive fire at its best, by means of oral medication. Deepana helps in increasing the digestive power while Pachana digests the Ama (toxins).

2. Pizhichil (kayaseka)

Pizhichil includes Snehana (Oleation) and Swedana (Sudation). These are the most important preparatory measures prior to the Panchakarma therapy.

Snehana is done externally and internally. External oleation (bahya snehana) includes various types of whole body therapies like Abhyanga (synchronized massage). Medicated ghee or oils are also administered orally for the purpose of internal oleation (snehapana). Both these methods lubricate the body channels and loosen the toxins accumulated in the body.

Sudation includes Njavarakizhi, Choorna swedam, Pathrapotala swedam, etc. Apart from this, localized therapies like Shirodhara, Shirovasti, Greeva vasti, Kati vasti, Netra tarpanam, Thailam and Lepanam can be also done in specific cases.

Paschat karma (Rejuvenation)

This stage includes proper nourishment, yoga and meditation. A special sathvik diet is consumed for nourishment. This food is composed of six colours in every meal having less oil and less salt and is tasty. Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation assist in concentrating on yourself for a healthy lifestyle.

“If you want to relax, watch the clouds pass by if you’re laying on the grass, or sit in front of the creek; just doing nothing and having those still moments is what really rejuvenates the body…”.
FRIEDA FRIEDSON • MASSEUSE
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