The aim of Ayurveda is to ensure good health for a healthy man and to cure the disease for a diseased man. In both the cases, Panchakarma detoxification is necessary to cleanse out the Doshas (TOXINS) at regular intervals.
After Detox, ayurvedic medicines absorb better and are more effective plus the entire process improves quality of life. Some benefits are as follows:-
Panchakarma therapy is performed in 3 stages:
This is done to prepare the body to encourage let go the toxins. There are two main procedures.
For External snehana – Abhyanga – oil massage is prescribed. In Abhyanga body is massaged with different Ayurvedic oils which helps the toxins to move towards the gastro –intestinal tract. Abhyanga- massage removes stress and nourishes the nervous system. It makes the body tissues –both superficial and deep soft and supple, Snehana is given for 3 to 7 days daily. For internal Snehana some ayurvedic - Medicated Ghee (Ghritam) is given to take orally.
It is given daily immediately following the snehana-Abhyanga. In this steam added with herbal decoction given to the body to loosen the toxins from the individual. It liquefies the toxins and increases the movement of toxins in to the Gastro – Intestinal Tract.
It is indicated in kaphavridhi means in excess of kapha. Vamana - the Ayurvedic treatment is therapeutic vomiting, to eliminate the Kapha causing the excess Mucus. It is done for bronchitis, cold-cough, asthma etc.
It is indicated in excess of Pitta in body. Ayurveda suggest therapeutic purgation for skin problems like Rashes, Inflamation, Biliary Vomiting, acne-pimples and Jaundice etc.
In this therapy head –face and chest is massaged with specific herbal oil and made to perspire. Then specific Ayurvedic oils – powder are administered in nostrils. It is very effective for Sinusitis, Migraine, Headaches, Allergic condition and Rhinitis etc.
It is indicated in Vata disorders like backache, sciatica and other joint pains, Arthritis, Rheumatism, Gout, Muscle Spasm, Sexual problems, Neurological problems Headache Etc. Vata`s predominant site is the colon. In this therapy medicated oil is introduced into the Rectum.
It is also done for vata disorders. In this herbal decoctions are introduced in the rectum. It relieves Constipation, Distention, Backache, Rheumatism and other joint pains etc.
In this some changes in diet and lifestyle is advised after main purification course. Some Ayurvedic internal medicines are also advised to be taken for different ailments for prescribed duration.