Panchkarma is a very effective Ayurvedic treatment method; the main purpose of the treatment is to detoxify the body. The body goes through a continuous metabolism process in this therapy, and as a result of this process, waste products (toxins) present in our bodies are released. These toxins are referred to as ‘Aam.’ This aam is the primary root cause of many diseases. The Panchkarma Therapy action efficiently removes Aam from the body while having no negative effects on the body. When we divide the word Panchkarma into two words, we get ‘Pancha,’ which means five, and ‘Karma,’ which means actions/therapies. These are all “shodhan” therapies that aid in the cleansing of vitated doshas and their restoration to normalcy.
India’s Ayurvedic medicine has given the world a lot. These factors have altered people’s lifestyles, resulting in a shift from an ailment-ridden world to one that is perfectly fit and healthy. The importance of Ayurveda is enormous, and it is without a doubt the most important practise in terms of alternative forms of medicine.
Panchkarma is the most well-known branch of Ayurveda.Vomiting, Purgation, Niruham, Anuvaasan, and Nasyam are the five main acts that manage the body, therefore the word Panchkarma literally means “Five Actions.”To put it another way, Panchkarma is the foundation for the majority of Ayurvedic therapeutic treatments.
Panchkarma works best when medicated oils are used to help eliminate impurities from the human body. Panchkarma is the true embodiment of Ayurvedic values, and it lives up to its name.
Five Fundamental Of Shodanas: Cleansing Methods
Vamana : Therapeutic Vomiting or Emesis
Virechan : Purgation
Nasya : Toxin Elimination
Rakta Moksha: Blood Detoxification
Let's Us Know More About These Shodanas
Emesis Therapy with Vamana
When the lungs become congested, causing recurrent bouts of bronchitis, colds, cough, or asthma, the Ayurvedic treatment is therapeutic vomiting, or vamana, to eliminate the kapha that is causing the excess mucus. This frequently releases repressed emotions that have been stored in the kapha areas of the lungs and stomach, as well as the accumulated dosha. The patient will feel immediate relief once the mucus has been released. Congestion, wheezing, and shortness of breath are likely to disappear, and the sinuses will clear. Therapeutic vomiting is also recommended in the treatment of chronic asthma, diabetes, the common cold, lymphatic congestion, chronic indigestion, and edoema. Resting, fasting, smoking certain herbal cigarettes, and not suppressing natural urges (i.e., urination, defecation, gas, sneezing, coughing) are all advised after vamana. If vamana is used correctly, the person should experience lungs relaxation, be able to breathe freely, have lightness in the chest, clear thinking, a clear voice, a good appetite, and all symptoms of congestion should disappear.
Purgation Therapy (Virechan)
Rashes, skin irritation, acne, persistent episodes of fever, biliary vomiting, nausea, and jaundice are common symptoms of excess bile, pitta, accumulating in the gall bladder, liver, and small intestine. In certain cases, Ayurvedic literature recommends therapeutic purgation or the use of a therapeutic laxative. Purgatives aid in the relief of excess pitta, which causes bile disturbances in the body. Purgatives, in fact, can totally treat the excess pitta issue. When using purgatives, the patient should avoid meals that exacerbate the predominant humour or make the three humours imbalanced.
Enema Therapy (Basti)
In pathogenesis, Vata is a very active principle (disease). We will have gone a long way toward addressing the core cause of the vast majority of ailments if we can manage vata through the usage of basti. Vata is the primary etiological (cause) factor in disease manifestation. It is the driving force behind faeces, urine, bile, and other excreta removal and retention. Vata is primarily found in the large intestine, although it can also be found in bone tissue (asthi dhatu). As a result, rectally given medicine has an asthi dhatu effect. The colon mucous membrane is connected to the bone’s outer coating (periosteum), which nourishes the bones. As a result, any treatment administered rectally penetrates deeper tissues, such as the bones, and corrects vata imbalances.
Nasal Administration (Nasya)
The nose is both a portal to the brain and a portal to consciousness. Nasya refers to the practise of administering medication through the nose. An excess of body humours accumulated in the sinuses, throat, nose, or head is expelled by the nose, which is the closest feasible entrance. Prana, or life power in the form of nerve energy, enters the body through the nose. Prana is found in the brain and is responsible for maintaining sensory and motor processes. Prana is also in charge of mental, memory, concentration, and intellectual functions. All of these activities are affected by deranged prana, which causes headaches, convulsions, memory loss, and impaired sensory awareness. Nasya, or nasal administration, is used to treat prana abnormalities, sinus congestion, migraine headaches, convulsions, and a variety of eye and ear ailments. Nasal massage can also help you breathe better. The little finger is soaked in ghee and put into the nose for this treatment. Slowly massage the inner walls of the nose, getting as deep as possible. This treatment will aid in the release of emotions. (Because nose tissue is fragile, the fingernail must be kept short for this application to avoid harming the mucus membranes.) Because most people have a deviated nasal septum, it will be easier to penetrate and massage one side of the nose than the other. The finger should not be forced into place. The massage should be done slowly, with the finger moving clockwise and then counterclockwise. The emotions that have been blocked in the respiratory tract will be released this way. This treatment can be used in the morning and evening. As the emotions are released, the breathing patterns will shift, and the eyesight will improve as well
Traditional Ayurvedic Method for Blood Purification and Cleansing (Rakta Moksha)
Toxins in the GI tract are absorbed into the bloodstream and distributed throughout the body. This disease is known as toxaemia, and it is the root cause of recurrent infections, hypertension, and other circulatory problems. Urticaria, rashes, herpes, eczema, acne, scabies, leukoderma, chronic itching, or hives are examples of skin illnesses that occur repeatedly. Toxin removal and blood purification are required in such circumstances, in addition to internal medicine. Rakta moksha is also used to treat enlargements of the liver, spleen, and gout. Pitta is made up of red blood cells that have dissolved in the liver. As a result, pitta and blood have a close association. Many pitta-genic illnesses are caused by an excess in pitta in the blood, which can cause toxicity. The tension caused by pitta-genic toxins in the circulation is relieved by extracting a tiny amount of blood from a vein. Bloodletting has been replaced with the use of leeches. Bloodletting also causes the spleen to release anti-toxic chemicals that aid in the immune system’s stimulation. Toxins are neutralised, allowing for drastic cures in a variety of blood-borne illnesses. Sugar, salt, yoghurt, sour-tasting meals, and alcohol, for example, are poisonous to the blood. These drugs should be avoided in certain blood disorders to keep the blood clean. There are blood-purifying procedures employing herbs, gem therapy, or colour water therapy for rakta moksha treatment other than bloodletting. It is good to avoid yoghurt, salt, sugar, alcohol, marijuana, sour and fermented foods during any rakta moksha treatment or similar alternative treatment.
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Traditional Ayurveda prescribes particular lifestyle and dietary restrictions during any stage of panchakarma therapy. During the panchakarma experience, it is recommended that you receive plenty of rest and avoid rigorous exercise, sexual activity, late nights, loud music, television, and other stimulating events. It’s also a good idea to be warm and out of the wind, and to pay attention to one’s thoughts and feelings during this time. A kitchari and ghee mono-diet is advocated, as well as important limits on cold drinks, cold food, caffeine, white sugar, recreational drugs or alcohol, and dairy products—all of which should be avoided (if at all) until after panchakarma is done. Kitchari is a seasoned rice and mung dal dish that is central to the Ayurvedic diet. Both basmati rice and mung dal have a sweet and cooling flavour with a sweet aftertaste. Together, they make a well-balanced meal with a tridoshic protein mix. Panchakarma is a very unique Ayurvedic procedure that necessitates the supervision of a highly qualified and skilled Ayurvedic practitioner. This should not be done with information from a book or an article. Ayurvedic physicians, not just those with a smattering of training, should be consulted. Panchakarma is performed specifically for each person, taking into account their unique constitution and disease, necessitating close monitoring and supervision.