This is regarded as the classic Ayurvedic detox treatment. It is also the most extreme. Five independent cleansing processes simultaneously ensure a radical detox. The aim is to ensure that the organism’s vital energies can flow freely again. At the same time, the three doshas are also restored to their natural equilibrium. This enhances the patient’s sense of well-being. And it also helps the body’s own defences to combat lots of different illnesses. The term Panchakarma literally means "five actions".
In Ayurveda this means the five detox procedures. All of these ensure that foreign toxins and pathogens are eliminated from the body. The term "purging" is also sometimes used.This body purification process also restores the doshas to their natural equilibrium. The cleansing treatment is usually accompanied by oil applications, massage, therapeutic steam baths and Ayurveda compliant meals.
FIVE-WAY CLEANSING At the heart of a Panchakarma treatment are the five cleansing procedures. These are called Virechan, Basti, Vaman, Nasya and Raktamokshana. These terms stand for: laxative measures, herbal enemas, vomiting therapies, nasal rinsing and phlebotomy. These procedures help cleanse the gastrointestinal tract, oesophagus, respiratory tract and blood vessels of detrimental substances.
Benefits of Panchakarma
Helps restore metabolic fire (AGNI)Eliminates AMA (toxins) strengthens tissue functions.Assists balance all three doshas.Helps implement a healthy diet and lifestyle.Reduces stress, improves relaxation & tolerance.Slows the ageing process.Boosts the bodies immunity levels.Improves strength, endurance and vitality.