What is Panchakarma?

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Our body has the unique capability to self-cleanse and self-heal. In order for the body to do this by itself however is necessary for us to live in a balanced, healthy way and to be in a full mental rest and this is something that nowadays is very hard to achieve.

Incorrect eating, stress, lack of movement and many other reasons stop the self-cleansing of the body and toxins and slags are accumulated in it that block the blood vessels, tissues and cells and this leads to the appearance of many illnesses, fatigue, tiredness, depressions, etc.

The ayurvedic Panchakarma cleansing program comes to help restore balance in our body.

What is Panchakarma?

Panchakarma is a unique natural, holistic set of therapeutic procedures that cleanse body tissues from toxins, increase vitality and energy, and help restore inner peace.

The name of the Ayurvedic cleansing program comes from Sanskrit and translated means “five cleansing activities / procedures”.

What are the five procedures of Panchakarma?

Vamana – therapeutic vomiting

The purpose of this first procedure of detoxification is to cleanse the body from the accumulated toxins in the respiratory tract. Vomiting is caused with the help of various herbs. Vamana is very useful procedure for diseases such as asthma, psoriasis, coughing and others.

Virechana – cleansing through a laxative

This procedure removes the accumulated pitta toxins in the liver, intestines and digestive tract. Virechana is very useful for people suffering from dermatitis, chronic fever, jaundice, acids, etc.

Nuriha basti – healing cleansing enema

The cleansing healing enema eliminates imbalance and clears the accumulated toxins in the colon. The procedure helps with diseases such as arthritis, constipation, paralysis, neurological disorders, etc.

Nasyam – a procedure for cleansing of the nose, throat, sinuses and head

The face, shoulders and head are massaged gently and carefully with herbal oils. After the body massage herbal extracts in the precise dose are dripped in the nose.  This ayurvedic procedure helps against allergies, migraine, sinusitis, rhinitis and other nasal infections.

Rakta moshka – blood-letting

The body circulates toxins that enter the gastrointestinal tract and can cause diseases on the skin or joints or the liver. Rakta moshka is a very useful procedure for diseases such as rashes, eczema, enlargement of the liver, spleen, gout, etc. This procedure is applied extremely rarely and only under medical supervision.

What are the benefits from Panchakarma?

*All harmful toxins that have been accumulating for years are cleansed;

*Health is visibly improved;

*The mind is purified;

*Aging processes are slowed down;

*Energy is increased;

*Mental balance is achieved.

What is the duration of the ayurvedic cleansing program?

It is not easy to eliminate all harmful toxins from the body and in order for Panchakarma to have full effect the full cycle of procedures should be carried out at least twice a year – in spring and in autumn.

In order for the procedures to be the most effective, they should be carried out at least in a course of one or two weeks.

In the virtual space, you will find a lot of articles and tips on how to do Panchakarma at home, but we advise you not to try it yourself, as instead of helping yourself you can harm yourself by not knowing the stages of the cleansing program or by starting procedures that are contraindicated due to serious illnesses, recent operations, etc.

Trust one of the specialized Ayurvedic Centers, where the procedures will be performed under medical supervision and after a thorough examination.

It’s time to think about your body and mind and to cleanse them from all things harmful that have accumulated as a result of the accelerated and unhealthy way of life. Thanks to Ayurveda and Panchakarma you can achieve balance in your body and mind, stay young longer and live in peace with yourself and those around you.