PANCHKARMA

Ayurveda's purification and detoxification treatment.

Panchakarma means the "five therapies". These 5 therapeutic means of eliminating toxins from the body are Vamana, Virechana, Nasya, Basti and Raktamoskshan. This series of five therapies helps to remove deep rooted toxins from the body caused due to stress and illness & balances the doshas-that governs all biological functions .
  1. Vamana
    It is a medicated emesis therapy which removes Kapha toxins collected in the body and the respiratory tract. This is given to people with high Kapha imbalance. Daily treatment involves loosening and mobilizing the toxins in an effort to finally eliminate them.

    Benefits of Vamana -
    Effective in Bronchial Asthma, Chronic Allergies, Hay Fever, Vitiligo, Psoriasis, Hyperacidity, Chronic Indigestion Nasal Congestion, Edema, Obesity, Psychological disorders, Skin disorders.

  2. Virechana (Purgation)
    It is medicated purgation therapy which removes Pitta toxins from the body which are accumulated in the liver and gallbladder, It completely cleanses the gastro-intestinal tract. It is a safe procedure without side effects.

    Benefits of Virechana -
    It helps to root out Chronic Fever, Diabetes, Asthma, Skin disorders such as Herpes, Paraplegia, Hemiplegia Joint disorders, Digestive disorders, Constipation, Hyperacidity, Vitiligo, Psoriasis, Headaches, Elephantiasis and Gynecological disorders.

  3. Basti (Enema or Colonic Irrigation)
    It is considered as the mother of all Panchakarma treatments since it cleanses the accumulated toxins from all the 3 doshas, Vata, Pitta and Kapha, through the colon. Basti is also highly beneficial as a rejuvenating treatment. Medicated oil or ghee and an herbal decoction is given as enema to clean the colon and increase the muscle tone. This procedure is usually applied for 5 to 7 days, based on the medical condition of the person.

    Benefits of Basti -
    Effective in Hemiplegia, Paraplegia, Colitis, Convalescence, Cervical Spondylosis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome Constipation, Digestive disorders, Backache & Sciatica, Hepatomegaly & Splenomegaly, Obesity, Piles, Sexual Debility & Infertility.

  4. Nasya
    It involves administration of medicated oil through the nose to cleanse accumulated Kapha toxins from the head and neck region. Based on the medical condition of a person, it can be given up to7 to15 days.

    Benefits of Nasya -
    Its helps in Trigeminal Neuralgia, Bell's Palsy, Improves memory & eye sight, Insomnia, Elimination of excess Mucus Hyper pigmentation over the face, Pre-mature graying of hair, non clarity of the voice, Headaches of various origin Hemiplegia, Loss of smell and taste, Frozen shoulder, Migraine, Stiffness of the neck, Nasal Allergies Nasal Polyps, Neurological dysfunctions, Paraplegia& Sinusitis.

  5. Raktamokshana
    It is procedure to cleanse the blood and is advised only in special conditions. It is not advisable during general Panchakarma.

    Benefits of Rakthamoksha -
    Localised blood cleansing ,Skin diseases

Abhyanga

It is Ayurveda's principal healing tool and the mother of all massages. It is a whole body massage given with herbal oils customized to your body type to detoxify, nourish and revitalize the body tissues Abhyanga has much deeper and more far reaching effects than ordinary massage using mineral oils and lotions. Abhyanga achieves deepest healing effects by naturally harmonizing Mind Body & Spirit. This massage is usually followed by a herbal bath or medicated steam bath (Sweden). It is one of the most rejuvenating treatments of Ayurveda.

Benefits:
They include Increases tissue strength, Improves blood circulation, Rejuvenates the whole body, Removes cellulite, beautifies the skin, works as an anti aging factor, induces better sleep, promotes vitality, Reduces Vata imbalance, stress and toxins.

Swedan

To balance the doshas and ailments of a person, Sweden or medicated herbal steam bath opens the pores and flushes and cleanses the system through the skin. It is usually very effective when taken after Abhyanga.

Benefits:
Reduces pain in the body, Eliminates toxins, Promotes lightness, Reduces stiffness of body, beautifies the skin, removes the Cellulites.

Shirodhara

In this medicated warm herbal oil / herbal decoctions / medicated milk / buttermilk is continually poured on the forehead for 20 to 30 minutes. This procedure often induces a completely relaxing and rejuvenating mental and physical state. It deeply revitalizes the central nervous system.

Benefits:
Anxiety & Depression, Epilepsy, Hypertension, Diabetic Neuropathy, Central Nervous System, Hemiplegia Paraplegia, Strengthens the sensory organs, Insomnia, Pre-mature graying of the hair & hair loss Mental retardation, Paralysis, Stress.

Netra Tarpana

This is a special treatment in which the eyes are bathed in pure medicated ghee (refined butter). This treatment is recommended be for 10- 15 minutes.

Benefits:
It relieves the eye strain due to constant glaring at the Computer & TV screen, corrects refractive errors , Chronic Conjunctivitis, Corneal Ulcer, Dry Eye Syndrome, Eye diseases due to aggravation of Vata and Pitta toxins, Glaucoma.

It helps in preventing early formation of Cataract, Improper co-ordination and loss of movement of the eye balls, Pain and burning sensation in the eyes.

Chakra Vasti

This basti is applied to the umbilical region. It acts on the solar plexus and balances the digestive fire.

Benefits:
Corrects indigestion & Constipation.

Patra Pinda Sweda

A highly rejuvenating treatment in which fresh plants are fried with several other herbal ingredients which are tied together & dipped into warm medicated oil and simultaneously massaged by the therapists all over the body for 20 min., it is applied after Abhyanga.

Benefits:
Chronic back pain, Loss of function of a part or whole limb, Joint stiffness and swellings, Muscular pain, Anti-aging & rejuvenating. very useful in Sciatica, Spondylosis, Sprains and cramps.

Udvartana

This is a specialized herbal treatment. An herbal paste or powder is applied all over the body and deeply massaged with specific movements by therapists.

Benefits:
Imparts good complexion to the skin revitalizes the sense of touch, removes Kapha toxins from the body. Toning the skin & muscle specially after child birth or weight loss, for Cellulite, Obesity, & Weight reduction,

Shiroabhyanga

A soothing massage of the head, neck & shoulder for 15 minutes using warm herbal oils.

Benefits:
Treat Insomnia, Brings sound sleep, Cool the eyes, Headache, Removes dandruff, Pre-mature graying & hair loss, Profoundly soothing and relaxing.

Padaabhyanga

A very stimulating massage of the lower legs and the soles of the feet for 20 minutes by KATSU VESSEL to activate the acupressure points.

Benefits:
Improves the eyesight , Soothing and cooling to the eyes, Alleviates burning of the eyes, Induces deep sleep, Improves luster of the skin, Smoothens cracked skin of the feet, Hyper tension, Relieves tiredness of the feet.

Shiro Basti

A special technique of bathing the head for 25 minutes in medicated oils using a special apparatus.

Benefits
In Anxiety, Facial paralysis, Insomnia, Neurological disorders, Psychological disorders, Skin disorders such as Eczema & Psoriasis, Stress.

Panchakarma Diet

Panchakarma is ineffective if special detoxification diet is not given along with the treatments. We at Ayursarita centre are very aware of this and every individual undergoing Panchakarma receives special diet which is monitored every day by the doctor