Panchakarma – a recipe for better health
Ayurveda uses two main modalities, Shamana or palliative and Shodhana or purification therapy.
Panchakarma is purification therapy, which reverses the poor health causing mechanism. Panchakarma or five actions are the therapeutic means of eliminating impurities from the body. It is a series of five therapies or steps that remove deep rooted stress, impurities and toxins from physiology while balancing the doshas – those energies or forces that governs all biological functions.
The miracle of human body is that it has a natural healing intelligence, which is capable of constantly rejuvenating it self. Regardless of our life style, profession, eating habits or geographical locations toxins are accumulating in our bodies. They build up over time leading to poor health. There is a simple elegance to the approach and effectiveness of Panchakarma.
Panchakarma therapy recognizes and uses the specific qualities of the patient’s physiological make up to improve health. It takes advantage of naturally occurring cycles. Ayurveda aims to establish the ability to leave every aspect of life to it’s fullest, in complete conscious to nature’s infinite intelligence, a state often referred to as enlightenment.
Our Panchakarma program: 1 week
It is a week-long program, custom tailored to your current state of health, wellness and constitution. Personal attention is given to each client’s specific needs.
Most of the Panchakarma therapies include following therapies but the steps or details may vary depending on the plan for the individual.
Abhyanga (Traditional oil massage): Herbal oil massage performed by two trained Ayurvedic specialists done simultaneously with synchronizing movements. It helps to loosen the toxins, lubricate and protect tissues from damage.
Shirodhara: This therapy drips warm oil in steady stream on fore head. It quiets both mind and senses.
Nasya (Nasal oil drops): It is an important step for remove toxins from nose and paranasal sinuses.
Swedana (Therapeutic steam): Therapeutic application of heat to the body. It helps to open pores, reducing stiffness and pain.
All above steps are repeated for six days with variations in treatment according to the need of client. By this way all deep-rooted toxins are brought to the gastro-intestinal tract. During this program, client is on a very special Ayurvedic meal, which is provided by the center.
Second phase is actually the step in Panchakarma during which all toxins are flushed out of the body.
The last step involves restoration of strong digestive enzymes and rejuvenation of tissues.
Ayurveda advises complete Panchakarma therapy at least once a year for healthy individuals.