Panchakarma is an old age Ayurvedic method for detoxification and rejuvenation. Ideally each individual should do Panchakarma at least once every year to maintain optimum health. Panchakarma is a unique, natural, holistic, health-giving series of therapeutic treatments that cleanse the body’s deep tissues of toxins, open the subtle channels, bring life-enhancing energy, thereby increasing vitality, inner peace, confidence and well-being. At Ayurbliss™ panchakarma is offered the authentic way, using traditional formulations, herbal preparations and oils, and adequate post panchakarma care which a key to its success
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! But where can we find that ounce of potion for immortality? Our goal in life is to be healthy, enjoy life and stay away from the stress. However, in reality many of us are far away from our goal. More than 2/3 of people suffer from heart problems, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease or some other chronic disorder. Our environment has much to do with these problems. Regardless of our lifestyle, profession, eating habits or geographic location, toxins keeps accumulating in our bodies. Toxins from automobile emissions, industrial chemicals, chemical fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides are present everywhere in our environment. Chemicals in our food and water worsen the problem. They build up over time, like a snowball rolling down a hill. No single snowflake is the cause of the snowball, but with each flake the snowball gets bigger and bigger. Many of these chemicals mimic hormones in our body and interfere with our endocrine system. Once absorbed by the body, they attack cells, distort the cell’s proper functioning, and refuse to get out of our system. Recently a few methods have been developed that introduce other fat-soluble compounds into the system to remove these toxins. Many times, these compounds themselves become toxic or cause serious adverse effects. Ayurveda, a 5000-year-old practice of health has described the rejuvenation procedure, Panchakarma that subtly removes the toxins from the mind and body. These procedures are designed to function synergistically to maximize the removal of toxins while maintaining the harmony of natural body functions. The purifying and eliminating actions of Panchakarma first dislodge the toxins from the cells and then flush them out through the organs of elimination—the sweat glands, colon and urinary tract. Panchakarma procedures have been tried successfully around the world and even show promising results in clinical trials. Many studies show increase in energy, appetite, and mental tranquility and decrease in diastolic blood pressure, blood cholesterol as well as chronic pain and stress. There are many positive testimonials from cancer patients who have tried Panchakarma. Many of them needed smaller doses of chemotherapy and experienced fewer side effects. The blood count improved quicker than patients who did not do Panchakarma. During Panchakarma, the focus is not on particular disease. All diseases have a common cause that is imbalance in the body, many times due to the accumulation of toxins. Removing the toxins naturally, by Panchakarma, is an ounce of Potion for Longevity! Panchakarma can be successfully used as preventive measure in conditions like heart problems, cancer, chronic fatigue, chronic pain, arthritis, MS, allergies, asthma, Depression, stress, insomnia, anxiety, ADD, SAD, digestive disorders, and many more.
Panchakarma in essence
Panchakarma literally means “five therapeutic procedures” to purify the Mind/Body. It is a series of steps performed for 5-7 days, tailored to different body constitutions. It involves three stages, Purva Karma, Pradhan Karma, and Paschat Karma. In Purva Karma the toxins are loosened from various tissues and mobilized towards the digestive system. Pradhan Karma is when the toxins are removed from the body. Paschat karma is a series of regulations to be followed after Panchakarma. Panchakarma therapies (Purva and Pradhan karma) include the following,Abhyanga, an oil massage performed by a technician or by two technicians with synchronizing movements. During this step, whole body, from head to toes is massaged with herbal oil. Oil is also taken internally. The massage oil and oral oil help to loosen all the toxins in seven tissue layers
Abhyanga (oil massage) achieves many purposes
- It penetrates in the tissues, increases the circulation and loosens the toxins.
- Lubricates and protects tissues from damage.
- Calms the nerves and sooths the skin.
- Opens the pores and relieves pain and tension in the muscles and ligaments.
- Removes blockage in subtle energy channels.
In Shirodhara, the warm sesame oil is streamed across the forehead, a simple procedure that has profound calming effect. It
- Balances the nervous system
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- Mind becomes peaceful
- Improves hearing and vision
- Life becomes peaceful and more enjoyable
Nasya, the herbal nasal oil drops is an important step for removing toxins from the tissues above the neck. It
- Sharpens sense organ
- Prevents diseases above the neck e.g. sinus problems, migraines, TMJ,
- Prevents headaches, neck stiffness
- Strengthens joints of the scalp and face
- Improves skin texture and prevent wrinkles
- Prevents early graying, balding, hair falling
- Improves clarity of voice
It is the therapeutic application of heat to different parts of the body.
- It opens the pores and helps to move the toxins out of the body through’ sweat.
- It dilates the body’s energy channels, and removes blockage.
- Reduces coldness, stiffness, and pain in the tissues.
- Loosens toxins
These are the nourishing oil and cleansing herbal tea enemas. These are used every day alternatively, and merit for about 50-80% of the benefits of Panchakarma therapy.
- Loosen the toxins
- Cleanse Colon and strengthen colon muscles
- Improves absorption of food
- Balances root energies in the body
- Prevent constipation, hemorrhoids, chronic pain, fatigue,
- Rejuvenate body
All the above steps are repeated for 5 days. These procedures flush all toxins out of the body, and detoxify it.
Paschat karma is a third stage of panchakarma. It involves restoration of strong digestive enzymes and rejuvenation of tissues. This paschat karma is designed to nourish, strengthen, and balance the newly detoxified tissues. The aim is to establish increased energy level, strengthen the immune system, and increase longevity. It is done by taking strengthening herbs for a month.Panchakarma therapy is a thorough and elaborate detoxifying procedure that people of all ages enjoy the most. Call to schedule today!