Care and Cure
Panchakarma Treatment
A five-fold treatment for mental and physical well being - tunes the body, organs, mind, breath, nerves and purifies the blood.

Ayurveda emphasizes preventative and healing therapies along with various methods of purification and rejuvenation. Ayurveda is more than a mere healing system, it is a science and art of appropriate living which helps to achieve longevity. It can also guide every individual for prevention of disease from gaining a foothold in the system. To achieve this status of body, mind and consciousness, Ayurveda prescribes Panchakarma Therapy for cleansing of body toxins.
Panchakarma is a very special Ayurvedic operation requiring proper guidance from trained and skillful Ayurvedic practitioners. One should consult with an Ayurvedic physician, before choosing these cleansing procedures. Panchakarma is done for each person with his or her specific constitution and specific disorder, thus it requires close observation and supervision. It is recommended for healthy persons also as a preventive treatment.

As the name indicate, Pancha in Sanskrit stands for Five and Karma are therapeutic measures thereby meaning five types of therapeutic measures. These are undertaken for the purification of the body and Ayurveda considers it necessary before the start of any other therapy.

The Panchakarma therapy of Ayurveda comprises of five basic types of advanced treatment for evacuation of vitiated Dosha (toxic materials) from the body. One can consider this as a cleansing program of toxins from the body. There are so many subtypes of this therapy and different types of herbal massages, fomentations like steam, external oil treatments; Basti (medicated enemas), Virechana (purgation through herbs), Vamana (emesis through herbs), Nasya (nasal administration of oils) etc. are incorporated. These practices are extremely helpful in relieving deep seated diseases as well as it is also beneficial for maintaining and improving physical and mental health
Purvakarma: (Pre-purification Measures for Panchakarma).
Before the actual operation of purification begins, there is a need to prepare the body in prescribed methods to encourage the body to let go of the toxins. The two procedures are Snehana and Swedana.

Snehana is the oil massage. Oil is applied to the entire body with a particular type of massage which helps the toxins to move towards the gastro-intestinal tract. Oil massage also makes the superficial and deep tissues soft and supple, thus helping to remove stress and to nourish the nervous system. Snehana is given daily for three to seven days, as indicated.

Swedana is sudation or sweating and is given every day immediately following the Snehana. An herbal concoction may be added to the steam to further loosen the toxins from the individual. Swedana liquefies the toxins and increases the movement of toxins into the gastro-intestinal tract.

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