What is Panchakarma – Paschat Karma

Paschat Karma means the rules to follow after main Panchakarma. These are dos and don’t’s for diet, daily routine activities. e.g. hot water should be used for drinking after vamana & virechana. Sansarjan Krama It is a diet plan followed after vaman and virechana thrapy.

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Paschat Karma Includes The Following Procedures

Once the Pradhan Karma procedure is completed, it is necessary to follow a procedure called ‘sansarjan karma’. ‘Sansarjan’ means regeneration and ‘karma’ means procedure. ‘Sansarjan karma’ therefore means regeneration of the body. While the panchakarma procedure is going on, the patient is on a strict diet regime. The aim of sansarjan karma is to gradually bring the patient’s diet back to what he / she was accustomed to before starting panchakarma.
Essentially, Sansarjan karma includes gradually increasing the diet of the patient from liquids to semi solid to normal. Normally, sansarjan karma lasts for about 7 to 10 days. It is done to boost the effectiveness of panchakarma.

Post Panchakarma Tips

Eat only when you are hungry.
Do not overeat – always leave a little room at the end of your meal.
Avoid drinking cold liquids with your meals.
Eat the main meal at noon and eat a lighter meal at night.
Eat in a calm atmosphere.
Avoid snacking between meals and eat a few hours before going to bed.
Fast once or twice a week and eat lightly to ease digestion.
Avoid deep fried food.

Rasayan Adi Prayogam (The Rejuvenating Rasayan Therapy)

While sansarjan karma acclimatizes the body post panchakarma, rasayan karma rejuvenates the body. Rasayan Karma involves prescribing person specific medicines / tonics that helps rejuvenation better.

Why is it necessary to do rasayan karma post panchakarma? According to ayurveda, panchakarma flushes the toxins accumulated in the body. Since rejuvenation works best when the body is healthy and clean, rasayan karma works best post panchakarma. Therefore, it is very important to undergo the complete Panchakarma procedure to gain maximum benefits of the Rasyana Karma.

Benefits of rasayan karma include a long life, good memory, glowing skin, rejuvenation of the senses and increase in virility

Paschat Karma is preceded by Poorva Karma and Pradhan Karma