Panchkarma – The ultimate foundation of health and well-being

Panchkarma is a Sanskrit word that means “five actions”. It is a process that helps in cleaning the body by removing the toxic materials left as a result of disease, poor nutrition, and environmental toxins. Normally, the human body carries the ability to process and remove these waste materials. However, due to the repeated dietary indiscretions, poor lifestyle and exercise patterns the internal homeostasis of the body becomes disorganized. This may lead to accumulation and spread of toxins throughout the body resulting in disease. This waste matter is known as ama in Ayurveda. Ama is a sticky, harmful, and foul-smelling substance that needs to be completely evacuated from the body.

Panchkarma is used to correct the imbalances in body as well as eliminate the harmful ama out of the system through body’s own organs and channels of elimination. It is a very pleasurable experience that is tailored to cater individual needs and may involve:

  • Warm oil massage
  • Herbal steam therapy
  • Nasal administrations
  • Lymphatic massage
  • Other special treatments

It is a seasonal treatment recommended by Ayurveda for maintaining mental and physical hygiene. Depending on individual’s needs, all or only a few therapies are utilized. Specially trained therapists administer these therapies in an exact sequence for a specified period of time.

Benefits of Panchkarma:

  • Reduce stress
  • Slows the ageing process
  • Improves relaxation and tolerance
  • Assist in balancing all three doshas
  • Boosts the immunity level of body
  • Helps restore metabolic fire (AGNI)
  • Improves strength, endurance and vitality
  • Helps implement a healthy diet & lifestyle
  • Eliminates AMA (toxins) and strengthens the tissue functions

Restrictions to be taken care of after Panchkarma therapy:

  • Eat light food at least after 2 hours of therapy
  • Avoid exercise or any other form of physical and mental stress
  • Take shower at least after 2 hours after therapy with lukewarm water
  • Do not expose your body to extreme temperatures (air, sunlight, cold)

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