What is Panchakarma Treatment
Updated: May 30
Whats is panchakarma?
Panchakarma – Pancha means “five” and Karma means “Therapy or procedures”, Panchakarma means five-fold ayurvedic therapeutic procedures for body cleansing.
Panchakarma is an efficient and miraculous Ayurvedic technique of treatment that cleanses or detoxifies the body.
Body undergoes metabolism 24*7 through that waste product (toxins) are formed; these toxins are called as ‘Aam’.
This aam is the root reason behind numerous diseases.
Panchakarma procedure removes toxins or Aam dosha from our body in effective way without causing any adverse effects on body.
These are all shodhana (cleansing of vitiated doshas and bringing them to normalcy) therapies.
Panchakarma consists of -
These therapies are known as Pradhan karma , that means main procedures.
Snehana and Swedana are pre procedures of Panchakarma which should be done before Pradhan karmas and are so called Purva karma (Pre-Procedures).
Purvakarma is a preparative stage for the main procedures; it brings the aggravated doshas in koshtha for its elimination.
Pre-purification Therapies : Snehan (Massage /Oleation therapy) and Swedan (Sudation) are the two Purva karmas.
• Snehan : Snehan or Oleation therapy helps to free body toxins which are stuck up into our body systems causing ailments. Oleation is of two types internal and external oleation, where in Internal Oleation Sneha dravya like plain or medicated ghee, oil is taken orally in desirable amount.
External Oleation procedure consists of whole or partial body massage with medicted oils.
Our skin being semi-permeable absorbs this oil to some extent.
• Swedan : Swedan or Sudation therapy is sweating induced by steam,it liquifies the toxins and increases the flow of toxins to Gastrointestinal tract (Koshtha). There are various ways of applying swedan therapy like Nadi sweda, Pinda sweda, Patra pottali, Valuka sweda, etc the type of sweda to be used is selected according to patient and the disease he is suffering from.
Similarly there are some allied procedures which are different from these basic 5 therapies and also called as Upkarma or allied Panchakarma, these are:
Shirodhara, Shirobasti, Katibasti, Janubasti, Manyabasti
Karnapuran, Pizicchil, Tailadhara, Nabhipuran, Hridbasti, Manyabasti etc.
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Pradhan karma (The fivefold Purification measures) :
1. Vaman (Therapeutic Emesis) :
Therapeutic emesis is administered in patients suffering from deranged Kapha accumulated in Respiratory tract, Sinuses, Bronchial asthma, Psoriasis, Chronic Allergies, Obesity, Chronic Indigestion, Hyperacidity, Nasal Congestion and other skin disorders.
Patient is asked to drink decoction of medicines which induces vomiting like liquorice, or Acorus calamus root, or sugarcane juice – as per his body constitution and ailment he is suffering from – to the full extent and emesis is induced. Minimum 4-6 bouts of vomit indicate excellent purification.
2. Virechan (Therapeutic Purgation):
Virechan is given to patients suffering from Pitta dosha related diseases.
It cleanses the digestive tract completely and voids off the pitta toxins accumulated within the liver, gall bladder and small intestine.
Purgation is induced in body with medicines like Cow’s milk, Black currants, castor oil; etc.
It is a safe procedure without side effects.
Virechana is effective treatment for Diabetes, Asthma, Skin disorders such as Herpes, Chronic Fever, Paraplegia, Hemiplegia, Joint disorders, Digestive disorders and Constipation, Hyperacidity, Vitiligo, Psoriasis, Headaches, Elephantiasis and Gynecological disorders.
3. Basti (Enema):
Basti is called as half treatment (Ardh Chikitsa) and the most effective treatment in Ayurveda as it not only prime cure for Vata disorders but also detoxifies toxins created by pitta and kapha, through rectum.
Ayurvedic formulations like kwath (decoction), medicated oil, ghee is introduced through anus into the colon.
Basti is very effective for treatment of brittle bones/ osteoporosis, gas issues, constipation, backache, hemiplegia, paraplegia, sciatica, cervical spondylosis, chronic fever, arthritis, muscle spasm, acidity, digestive disorders, joint pain, slip disc, sexual dysfunction etc and different ailments caused because of imbalance of vata dosha.
The large intestine and bones is the main seat of vata, so Basti is administered through rectum which removes toxins and also nourishes the membrane of colon and controls vata diseases efficiently.
4. Nasya (Nasal drops) :
Medicine instilled into nose is known as Nasya.
It removes kapha dosha accumulated in jatru-urdhva bhag (region above neck) of body i.e. head, neck and face region.
It drains out sinus, relieves headache, improves eye sight, memory and promotes hair growth. Nasal allergies, polyps, neck stiffness, frozen shoulder, Bell’s palsy can be well treated by Nasya. In cases of Hemiplegia and Paraplegia it stimulates brain tissues and improves functioning of nervous system.
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5. Raktamokshan (Blood-letting):
Raktamokshan is an unique procedure specially performed in disease due to Pitta and Rakta dushti.
Raktamokshan is administrated in numerous ways that but the foremost common techniques used are application of Leeches and blood-letting with syringe.
Leeches suck impure blood from our body and are usually helpful in localized area. It reduces pain and swelling in joint pain, localized skin diseases, cracked heels, varicose veins, etc. Blood-letting through syringe is effective in generalized body ailments like Hypertension, Large area of varicose veins, Vitiligo, severe Headache etc.
These 5-fold therapies work wonders if performed properly under guidance of ayurvedic vaidya.
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