Ayurveda is more than a system of healing – it is a science and art of living that helps us to achieve health and longevity. It emphasizes on preventative and healing therapies along with various methods of purification and rejuvenation. Panchakarma Treatment is an integral part of Ayurveda which helps achieve a balanced state of body, mind and consciousness through detoxification and rejuvenation.
What is Panchakarma Treatment?
Basic Principles of Panchakarma Treatment
Before starting Panchakarma one has to undergo preparatory treatments called Poorvakarma (preparatory techniques).
Poorvakarma includes two sets of therapies Oleation and Fomentation.
Oleation (Snehan Karma)
Oleation involves application of oil or oily substance on the body. Ayurveda offers a variety of oils prepared from various herbal and mineral ingredients mainly for external use. Apart from oils and ghee used particularly for internal application. The fatty substance acts as an effective medium, manages to reach the deeper tissues, helps in carrying the medicinal ingredients to every cell of the body and loosen up toxins stuck in the cells.
Fomentation (Swedan Karma)
The Panchakarma therapies that generate sweat are called fomentation therapies. Oleation therapies are generally followed by fomentation therapies. The tissues made soft by oleation therapies become more flexible by subsequent fomentation. Deep-rooted toxins loosened by oleation, liquefy due to fomentation and are hence flushed out of the body.
Pradhan Karma (Main Procedure)
Pradhan Karma procedure includes
Panchakarma Treatment Benefits
Complete cleansing of the body
Elimination of toxins
Opening up of blocked channels
Improving strength of digestive fire
Speeding up metabolism
Rejuvenation of tissues
Relaxing the mind