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About Panchakarma

Panchakarma – Science of Body

Ayurveda has rightly emphasized that health is the state of the normalcy of Dosha, Dhathu, Agni and Malakriya. It also includes a balance between the soul (Prasanna Atma), senses (Indriya) and mind (Manas). The significance of Ayurveda is tremendous, and it is without a doubt the primary practice with regards to alternate forms of medicine. Three doshas of the body defined by Ayurveda, Vata, Pitta and Kapha, broadly represent the nervous system, the metabolic system and the nutritional system, keeping the body in balance or right proportion. 

Whenever the delicate balance between these body doshas is disturbed, a disease or unhealthy condition may be manifested. The primary objective of the Ayurvedic system of treatment is to restore the original state of equilibrium between the doshas. To achieve the same, Ayurveda has advocated Panchakarma, the method of cleansing the body of all the unwanted waste after lubricating it. Panchakarma is 5 (five) in number; hence the term PANCHA (five) – KARMA (procedures). Panchakarma treatment is unique because it includes preventive, curative and promotive actions for various diseases.

The Five Karmas

The body can be divided based on the parts that need cleansing. Head, GIT (gastro-intestinal system), upper and lower. The five main Karmas to cleanse the complete body are

Vamana (Therapeutic Emesis): Induced vomiting helps clear the upper gastro till the duodenum (end of stomach) and part of the respiratory tract.

Virechanam (Purgation): Induced purgation clears the lower gastro from the duodenum (end of stomach) till the exit.

Anuvasana (Enema Using Medicated Oil): Oil enema helps lubricate the rectal area and take all the lipid-soluble waste out through the anus.

Nasyam: Nasal instillation of medicated substances helps clear the respiratory tract and paranasal sinuses.

Astapana Vasti (Therapeutic Decoction Enema): Decoction enema cleanses the area from the transverse colon to the anus.

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Steps Followed During Panchakarma

The traditional science of Ayurveda Panchakarma offers the most natural and complete cleanse. It is the ideal detoxifying and rejuvenating procedure for the body and mind. 

Overlooking the spiritual Ganges river in the foothills of Himalayan, Kasturi5 Ayuryogsala creates an idyllic atmosphere for a holistic mind and body cleanse. Our Panchakarma programme is for 21 nights and follows three distinct stages of detoxification. Even we have introduced a shorter version of Panchakarma that can also be customized according to the person.

Purvakarma - Initial Stage Of Panchkarma

The first stage is Purvakarma, or pre-purification measures.

Before purification begins, the body needs to be prepared with prescribed methods to encourage it to let go of the toxins. The program starts with improving digestion both at the cellular and gastro-intestinal level through digestive juice stimulants (Dipana) and digestants (Pachana). 

It is followed by Snehapana (consumption of medicated ghee) for three to seven days in different doses depending on the strength and nature of an individual. Next is Snehana, where the panchakarma therapist applies oil to the entire body, and massage helps toxins move towards the gastrointestinal tract. 

Alongside this is Svedana or therapeutic sweating and is given every day following the Snehana.


Pradhanakarma - Main Stage Of Panchakarma

The second stage is the main stage of this Ayurveda procedure, consisting of toxin removal and cleansing processes. At this stage, all the five karmas Vamana - emesis, Virechana - purgation, Basti – oil and decoction enema and finally Nasya - elimination of toxins through the nasal passage is performed appropriately.


Paschatkarma - Final Stage Of Panchakarma

The third stage is Paschatkarma which focuses on special diets to rest and rejuvenate the cleansed system and natural herbal remedies to replenish the digestive enzymes and immune system. Lifestyle changes are prescribed following a return from Ananda.

Panchakarma is an extraordinary Ayurveda procedure, and it requires proper guidance from a trained and skilful Ayurveda practitioner. At Kasturi5 Ayuryogsala, Panchakarma is performed under the supervision of our expert Ayurvedic Doctors and therapists and customised for each guest with their specific constitution in mind.

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