The 5 stages of Panchakarma Treatment

Panchakarma is one of the most important and beneficiary treatment/body therapy in Ayurveda. In Panchakarma there are different stages which are followed in order to complete the treatment. It is mainly done for the purposes of purification, detoxification and rejuvenation. The Panchakarma treatment is carried out over the minimum period of 7 days and can be extended up to maximum period of 28 days on the request of the individual. Panchakarma literally means a five step detoxification process. The 5 step detoxification include these treatments-

 

Vamana – This mainly cleans toxins collected in your lungs due to pollution or smoking or dust.

Vamana can help the following conditions:

  • Bronchial Asthma
  • Chronic Allergies
  • Hay Fever
  • Vitiligo
  • Psoriasis
  • Hyperacidity
  • Chronic Indigestion
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Edema
  • Obesity
  • Psychological Disorders
  • Skin Disorders

 

Virechana – This mainly detoxifies your liver or gallbladder. You will puke during this stage.

Virechana can help the following conditions:

  • Chronic Fever
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • Skin disorders such as Herpes
  • Paraplegia
  • Hemiplegia
  • Joint disorders
  • Digestive disorders
  • Constipation
  • Hyperacidity
  • Vitiligo
  • Psoriasis
  • Headaches
  • Elephantiasis
  • Gynecological disorders

 

Basti – The Ayurveda divides different individuals in 3 parts Vata, Pitta and Kapha. All three elements are present in everybody but at different levels and what makes us different. The Basti cleanses this elements to maintain a balance, as increase in a single element can lead to bad health.

Basti can help the following conditions:

  • Hemiplegia
  • Paraplegia
  • Colitis
  • Convalescence
  • Cervical Spondylosis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Constipation
  • Digestive disorders
  • Backache & Sciatica
  • Hepatomegaly & Splenomegaly
  • Obesity
  • Piles
  • Sexual Debility & Infertility

 

Nasya– This is a process in which oil is poured into the nose of the person. It is done to clean out cough and toxins accumulated in the nasal area.

Nasya can help the following conditions:

  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Bel’s Palsy
  • Memory Loss
  • Poor Eye Sight
  • Insomnia
  • Elimination of excess Mucus
  • Hyper pigmentation in the face
  • Pre-mature graying of hair
  • clarity to voice
  • Headaches of various origin
  • Hemiplegia
  • Loss of smell and taste
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Migraine
  • Stiffness of the neck
  • Nasal Allergies
  • Neurological dysfunctions
  • Paraplegia
  • Sinusitis

 

Raktamokshana- This is a process of cleansing of the blood. This is done rarely but if you are going to do the whole treatment, you should try this too. The toxins in your blood which are present for whatever reason are cleansed out via Raktamokshana treatment.

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