Panchakarma is Ayurveda’s primary purification and detoxification treatment. Panchakarma means the “five therapies”. These 5 therapeutic means of eliminating toxins from the body are vamana, virechana,Nasya,Vasti and Rakthamokshana.This series of five therapies help to remove deep rooted stress and illness causing toxins from the body while balancing the doshas.
Cleaning----Detoxification----Balancing (VATA, PITHA, KAPHA) --------maintains normal metabolism-------Preventing the degeneration--------Healing (improve the Regeneration)
NASYA (SHIRO VIRECHANA) : -
Nasya is an ayurvedic detox therapy (Panchakarma) in which medications in the form of oils , decoctions or powders are instilled through the nose. It is also called as shirovirechana (that implies removal of toxins from the head region). Nasal medication is especially described for the treatment of diseases of the parts above the shoulders.
Conditions in which Nasya is beneficial are : -
Parkinson’s disease etc...
VIRECHANA (PURGATION) : -
This is also one among the Panchakarma therapies in which the person is made to undergo controlled purgation for a specific period of time.This will flush out all the toxins.This is the main treatment to expel increased pitta dosha out of the body.
Effective treatment for piles, constipation, acidity, ulcers, liver/ spleen diseases, jaundice, inflammations,
Cleanses body from poisoning,
Cures mild and chronic skin disorders,
Relieves headaches, anaemia, pain in the large intestine, non-healing wounds- Helps manage diabetes, asthma and heart diseases.
Vasthi is one of the panchakarma treatments in which enema is administered with medicated decoctions,oils,ghee or milk through anal,urinary or vaginal route.According to ayurveda vasthi is the best treatment for vata related disorders.
Vasthi is described as ‘Ardha Chikitsa’ or ‘Half of the treatment of all the treatments of the world put together’. It boosts immunity and promotes longevity. It cleanses the body of its impurities, acts as best rejuvenator and aphrodisiac and has many more beneficial effects on health.
Conditions in which vasthi is beneficial are :-
Musculo skeletal disorders
VAMANA (EMESIS) : -
This is also one of the panchakarma threatments in which an induced and controlled vomiting is carried out.It is targeted to expel the increased kapha dosha out of the body.
The digestion and metabolism power gets enhanced,
Normal health is restored;
The sense organs, mind, intelligence, and complexion become clear and gain strength;
Conditions in which nasyam is beneficial are : -
skin diseases, with itching and burning sensation such as herpes.
Skin eruption of pimples, urticaria, itching
cough, cold, Asthma, chronic Respiratory disorder, Etc
RAKTAMOKSHANA : -
Raktamokshana is one procedure among panchakarma which aims at excreting vitiated blood (Dushta rakta ) from our body. Depending on various factors, the media used for bloodletting varies. The blood should be let out by Shringa, Jalauka and Alabu .
Bloodletting as a method of treatment is indicated in skin disorders, Sotha(swelling), daha(burning sensation), Vatarakta(gout), kushta(skin disorders), vata diseases having severe pain, slipada(elephantiasis), blood vitiated with poisons, granthi,Vidradhi, arbuda(cancer), heaviness of the body, raktabhishyanda(conjunctivitis), visarpa(herpes), pidaka(boils). In all diseases, bloodletting can be done either by Shringa, Jalauka or by Siravyadha.