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Panchakarma - Treatment, Procedure And Side Effects

What is the treatment?

Derived from the Sanskrit word Panchakarma means the “five actions” or “five treatments”. This is one of the critical processes in Ayurveda that is used to clean the body of toxic materials. Thanks to the lifestyle we follow our body finds it difficult to get rid of the harmful toxins naturally. Panchakarma treatment does this effectively. An individual’s poor dietary habits, no exercise patterns, lifestyle have changed a lot, and as a result, the hormones and agents which regulate the body’s inherent richness have become redundant. This can lead to the spread of toxins throughout the body resulting in various diseases. The waste matter is known as “ama” in Ayurveda. Ama is a foul-smelling, sticky, harmful fluid that needs to be completely removed from the body. Panchakarma aims to do that and correct the imbalances by eliminating the adverse amas out of your system. The treatment basically involves daily massages and oil baths, herbal enemas, nasal administrations. It is a very pleasurable and rejuvenating experience for both the body and the soul. Ayurveda would recommend Panchakarma as a traditional treatment for maintaining a good physical hygiene and mental balance. Many of the ayurvedic treatments channel panchakarma and form the base in all its therapy methods. Due to this nature, the treatments are widely popular all over the globe.

How is the treatment done?

Panchakarma is often called a five-fold therapy. It is customized to suit every individual, based on the needs of the person. It varies a lot and depends on the Ayurvedic constitutional type, the individual’s doshic imbalances, age, digestive strength and immune strength. Depending on the needs, all or only parts of the five therapies are utilized. Sometimes two or three of the therapies are linked together to form the basis of the treatment. Some of the treatments can include “Abhyanga”. This is an individually prepared herbal-oil massage designed to deeply penetrate deep into the skin and relax the mind and body. They also help in the breakup of the impurities and vastly help in the removal of the stagnant waste from the body. Shirodhara is a treatment where warm herbalized oil is poured over the forehead systematically and methodically. They are beneficial in synchronizing the brain waves and have a calming effect on the body as a whole. Garshana treatments consist of dry skin brushing with either soft wool or a silk glove. The purpose of this treatment is to enhance blood circulation and clean the skin of impurities. Swedana is an herbalized steam bath, during which the head and the heart are kept cool while the body is heated systematically to remove the physical toxins accumulated deep within the tissues. Pizichili is the most famous forms and involves a continuous stream of warm herbalized oil poured over the body and massaged in perfect unison. The warmth of the oil penetrates deep into the tissues and rejuvenates the entire body.

Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

Ayurvedic treatments have been tested and perfected across centuries. They are extremely safe, and the treatments can be taken up by anyone irrespective of the age. Middle aged people are better candidates for such treatments as they are more prone to the physical strains of their day to day life.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

Pregnant women and people who are older than 75 can avoid these treatments as some of the herbal remedies might not suit them. On the whole, Ayurveda is one of the safest forms of treatment and can be undertaken by anyone.

Are there any side effects?

No, there are no side effects. Initially, after the treatment, your body might experience a temperature rise and sudden fever. But this is a natural phenomenon as this is your body’s way of getting rid of the toxins. Few individuals can experience cold for few days as the herbs, and the oil use can cool your body. But these symptoms are very much temporary and should heal within a few days.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

You might be asked to take herbal tonics or herbal syrups for a few days after the treatment. You might be asked to change your diet patterns so that the herbal remedies work effectively. Apart from these, there are no specific guidelines to follow. Your Ayurvedic doctor would be the best person to suggest on this based on your body pattern.

How long does it take to recover?

No, there is no recovery period involved, and you can get back to your regular duties immediately post the treatment. Usually, these types of remedies are done in sessions. Hence make sure that you follow these sessions religiously as a break in the pattern cannot get the results that you desire.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

The treatment plans can consist of multiple sessions, and these can range between 1,200 INR to 1,500 INR per day. Also, ensure that these treatments and therapies are done at professional ayurvedic centers and which has been existence for a long time. These can make all the difference in getting your body supple and free of toxins.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

No, the results of the treatment are not permanent. It depends on a lot of factors like your lifestyle, work nature, your diet, etc. It is best recommended to have these types of treatments once or twice a year for better benefits. The success of the therapies depends on how much you change your lifestyle and your dietary habits.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

There are many alternatives to these treatments, but most of them do follow the same baseline of the Panchakarma therapies. Most of them are massage based, and you can opt for an ayurvedic massage which is similar to them.

Safety: Very High Effectiveness: High Timeliness: High Relative Risk: Very Low Side Effects: Very Low Recovery Time: Very Low Price Range: RS. 1200 -1500 per day

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Suvarnaprashan - How Does It Work?

MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pune
Suvarnaprashan - How Does It Work?

Immunity –Bal(बल) and Ayurveda
In different stages of the life it is important that we maintain a healthy one, the specific system has been developed in form of सहजबल, कालबल, और युक्तिकृतबल with the help of which you get Strength (बल-Bal) throughout the life. System of this procedure of medicines is known as संस्कार.

What is Sanskar(संस्कार)?
“संस्कारो हि गुणान्तराधानं”
संस्कार is the procedure of Adulteration of quality of life  or enhancing the good things.

Suvarnaprashan - A powerful Child Immunization Procedure

सुवर्णप्राशनं ह्येतनमेधाग्निबलवर्धनम् | आयुष्यम मङ्गलं पुण्यं वृष्यम वर्णयं ग्रहापहम ||
म|सात परममेधावी व्याधिर्भिन च धृष्यते | षड़भिर्मासै: श्रुतधर: सुवर्णप्राशनाद्भवेत || का.सं.सू.

If you are looking for an effective Ayurvedic way, which helps in boosting your child’s immunity and health, you should opt for सुवर्णप्राशन.  Suvarnaprashan, used over thousands of years, is completely natural as it is prepared from Gold (सूवर्ण), Medicated Gow Ghrita (औषधीय घृत) and Honey (मधु), which goes through proper processing according to completely safe classic Ayurvedic Method. It’s a licking foam preparation (लेह/लिढ प्रकार औषधी). It is ideal method for building the overall health and intelligence of your child.

The specific benefits ascribed to Svarnaprashan are as follows

  1. Medha Agni Bala Vardhanam (improvement of intellect, digestion, metabolism, immunity, and physical strength)
  2. Ayushyam (promoting lifespan)
  3. Mangalam (auspicious)
  4. Punyam (righteous)
  5. Vrushyam (aphrodisiac)
  6. Varnyam (enhancement of color and complexion)
  7. Grahapaham (protection from evil spirits and microorganisms)

How Suvarnaprashan works?

The three components of Suvarnaprashan work together towards enhancing the immunity and as each of them individually works on the betterment of immunity.

  1. Gold
    1. It is an immuno-modulator (i.e. it reconstructs the immune system)
    2. Provides bal to the body
    3. Enhances life potency
    4. Enriches the texture of the skin
    5. Pharmacological studies showed specific and nonspecific immune responses, which were modified in a positive manner in Swarna Bhasma treated. It also had a stimulatory effect on peritoneal macrophages, which may be helpful to fight against infections.
    6. Note: It is evidently mentioned in the texts of Ayurveda that any form of gold should be used internally only after proper purification failing to do, which may result in complications that may be even life-threatening.The type of gold to be used, mode of administration of different forms, theirs benefits and therapeutic indications are also clearly explained
  2. Cow Ghrit or Ghee
    1. Research indicates that phenolic antioxidants present in the ghee help in boosting the immune system
    2. It is rich in vitamin A & E, which help fight free radicals and promote good health
    3. CLA ( conjugated linolenic acid) in ghee lowers the level of bad cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein) and triglycerides in the body.
    4. Ghee also improves our vision by helping our bodies properly digest fat-soluble vitamins such as Vitamin A.
    5. It detoxifies the body by dissolving the toxins, which are then excreted out of the body through intestine. 
    6. Butyric acid, is the most important element in ghee, which has also been linked to the stimulation of T-cell production, which are the heavy hitting cells of the immune system. 
    7. The use of cow ghee can help supercharge your immune system.
    8. Dose shaman of Vata(वात) and Pitta(पित्त) Vikar (It balances the Vata and Pita dosha)
    9. Rasa, Shukra and Oja Vardhank ( Appharodiatic in nature and Improve Immunity)
    10. Sanskarasya Anuvartanam (Gives a boost to the potency of the medication)
    11. Twachya (Enhances the complexion of the skin)
    12. Dhee, Dhruti, Smruti, Medha vardhak ( Enhances the intellectual power of the brain)
    13. Agni Vardhak(Amplifies the digestive fire)
  3. Honey
    1. Honey contains a protein made by bees called defensin-1, which is the most active germ killing ingredient in honey.
    2. It makes the penetration of other medicines easy.
    3. Easily palatable for children
    4. Contains high level of nutrients and glucose
    5. Chakshusya(चक्षुष्य) (Improves eyesight)
    6. Vishahara(वृष्य) (Aphrodisiac in nature)
    7. Rakta, Pittahara (रक्त & पित्तहर) ( Takes care of blood and pitta imbalance)

Research Findings

In a pharmaco-clinical study conducted on neonates Madhu-Ghrita-Swarna-Vacha Combination shows a significant effect on humoral antibody formation and it acted on immunological system, which was evident by triggering the response of immunological system by a rise in the total proteins and serum IgG levels.

Observations noted

  1. The problems like bed wetting and indigestion are decreased
  2. Reduced recurrency of frequent cough and cold. Reduced hospital visits
  3. Hyperactive children become calm and it enhances concentration
  4. Childrens are taking interest in study and sports
  5. Suvarnaprashan increases immunity power in disorders like epileptic convulsion, allergy, Hepatitis-B
  6. Improves speech

Things to note

  1. Suvarnaprashan can be given to your child from childbirth till the age of 12 years.
  2. Ideally, it should be given early in the morning on an empty stomach. Feed your child 30 minutes after giving Suvarnaprashan.
  3. The specific benefits of Swarnaprashana according to the duration of administration have been mentioned such as:
    • If administered for 1 month, the baby will become Parama Medhavi (highly intelligent) and Vyadhibhir Na Cha Drusyate (will not be affected by any disease)
    • If administered for 6 months, the baby will become Srutadhara (will be able to remember the things, which are just heard).
    • You can follow a dosage for a period of 30 days. You may extend this till 180 days. Afterwards follow up on every pushyanaxatra(पुष्यनक्षत्र).
    • Your child should face the east side when taking this medicine. Suvarnaprashan is also known by other names such as Swarna amruta prashana, Swarna bindu prashana, Suvarnaprashan, Swarna prashana and Swarnaprashan.

However, in conditions such as acute fever, swarnprashan can increase your body temperature. It is contraindicative in condition such as diarrhea, vomiting. Hence, it is important to consult an experienced and well-known Ayurveda practitioner before starting this Ayurveda process

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Neurological Disorder Treatments With Panchkarma

B.A.M.S, M.D In Ayurvedic Medicine
Ayurveda, Amritsar

Neurological disorders may creep in due to many reasons. It may be due to degenerative diseases, accidents, other health conditions, birth defects or genetics. The most common form of disorder occurs due to non-functional brain cells in some parts, and loss of myelin sheath in neurons, which protects the nervesignals in their complete transfer from origin to destination. These losses are irreparable, but further degeneration can be avoided with ayurvedaPanchakarma, the branch of ayurveda, which deals with detoxification of the body and mind, especially helps. Over a period of time, it can bring back the lost sensation in nerves. Yoga, pranayama and ayurvedic treatments lead to recovery and relief to a huge extent.

Important facts about panchakarma

There are 3 important steps in panchakarma, which are followed one after another to get the result. The main objective of panchakarma is to detoxify the body. Virechanam, vamanam, sneha vasti, nasyamand kashaya vasti are the 5 folds in panchakarma.

Poorvakarma or preparing the body, followed by abhyangam or massage, followed by elakizhi or herbal paste massage, and finally podikizhi, or steam bathing makes the body ready for receiving further treatments. Njavara kizhi is the special treatment done in panchakarma where the body is given a rice bolus massage to improve the joint and neuro functions.


What is njavara kizhi?

Njavara is a variety of rice, which is specially used for ayurvedic treatment and massages. In this treatment, the rice is made into a pudding by boiling it with milk. This pudding is then made into boluses. The boluses are filled in muslin cloth, and then using these muslin bolus dabs, the whole body of the patient is massaged. This full-body massage has excellent effects on neurological and joint functions. The deep tissues withconsult an expertin the body are rejuvenated. The treatment is carried on for 45 minutes to 60 minutes by therapists or experts. Another form of the treatment requires the rice to be made into a paste, and then the paste is applied all over the body. But this is more preferred for beautification.

Other effective therapies

Siro vasti, kati vasti, ela kizhi and nasyam are all different forms of panchakarma treatment, which detoxify the body and mind and rejuvenate the body and nerve functions. But these treatments cannot be conducted on the body on your own. You need a masseur who must be a specialist in ayurveda to do this for you. Hence contacting ayurvedic clinics, doctors or experts would be the best to start the treatment. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

 

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Panchakarma For Treating Obesity!

B.A.M.S, M.D In Ayurvedic Medicine
Ayurveda, Amritsar
Panchakarma For Treating Obesity!

Obesity has put a massive number of people at a higher risk of life-threatening health issues in the recent years. Statistics point out that it has already affected 25% of the Indian population. It is one of the leading causes of illnesses such as stroke, cardiovascular problems, cancer and hypertension.

Causes and symptoms you must watch out for -
The most common causes of obesity are-

  1. Eating high Glycemic Index (measured above 70) foods like refined grains (white rice, white bread) that cause insulin and blood sugar levels to rise up quickly.
  2. Leading an inactive, sedentary lifestyle
  3. Genetic predisposition and hormonal changes over the years. As you age, your body loses muscle mass and the metabolic rate becomes slower. This makes it easier for you to gain weight.
  4. Other medical conditions such as Hypothyroidism, PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome), Prader-Willi Syndrome

Symptoms include-

  1. Excessive sweating
  2. Breathlessness
  3. Tiredness and fatigue
  4. Pain in the joints

Obesity diagnosis-

  1. BMI: People who are obese have a BMI equal to or greater than 30.
  2. Screening test: If you have been encountering the symptoms mentioned above, consider undergoing screening tests like ultrasound, CT scan and MRI scan.

How can Ayurveda treat Obesity?
In Ayurveda, all health problems are the result of an imbalance of the basic humors in the body - kapha, vata and pitta. One effective Ayurvedic therapy to cure obesity is the Panchakarma vidhi. Panchakarma uses medicated herbs, natural ingredients like rice, sand, medicated powder on your body to soothe your senses and flush out the toxins from your body.

There are 5 different ways to restore your body’s dosha balance-

  1. Vamana- The process of vomiting out the toxins after medication and therapy.
  2. Virechana- The process of excreting toxins through bowel movement.
  3. Nasya- Essential oils and medicinal herbs used to massage the head region. The toxins are then released from your system through formentation.
  4. Basti- Sesame oil and medicinal herbs used to soften and cut the fat tissues. This increases the heat in the fat tissues and triggers metabolism.
  5. Raktamoskshana- Purifies the blood stream, thereby filtering out the toxins from your body.

Ayurvedic treatment methods are also accompanied by a balanced lifestyle, healthy diet, exercise and meditation. Those suffering from obesity should go for Panchakarma, as it helps cure the condition from within. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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How Panchkarma Therapies Can Help In Treating Neurological Disorder?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda, Ph.d Arthritic Disorder
Ayurveda, Surat
How Panchkarma Therapies Can Help In Treating Neurological Disorder?

Neurological disorders may creep in due to many reasons. It may be due to degenerative diseases, accidents, other health conditions, birth defects or genetics. The most common form of disorder occurs due to non-functional brain cells in some parts, and loss of myelin sheath in neurons, which protects the nerve signals in their complete transfer from origin to destination. These losses are irreparable, but further degeneration can be avoided with Ayurveda. Panchakarma, the branch of Ayurveda, which deals with detoxification of the body and mind, especially helps. Over a period of time, it can bring back the lost sensation in nerves. Yoga, pranayama and Ayurvedic treatments lead to recovery and relief to a huge extent.

Important facts about Panchakarma
There are 3 important steps in Panchakarma, which are followed one after another to get the result. The main objective of Panchakarma is to detoxify the body. Virechanam, vamanam, sneha vasti, nasyam and kashaya vasti are the 5 folds in Panchakarma.

  • Poorvakarma or preparing the body, followed by Abhyangam or massage, followed by Elakizhi or herbal paste massage, and finally podikizhi, or steam bathing makes the body ready for receiving further treatments.
  • Njavara Kizhi is the special treatment done in Panchakarma where the body is given a rice bolus massage to improve the joint and neuro functions.

What is Njavara Kizhi?
Njavara is a variety of rice, which is specially used for Ayurvedic treatment and massages. In this treatment, the rice is made into a pudding by boiling it with milk. This pudding is then made into boluses. The boluses are filled in muslin cloth, and then using these muslin bolus dabs, the whole body of the patient is massaged. This full-body massage has excellent effects on neurological and joint functions. The deep tissues withconsult an expertin the body are rejuvenated. The treatment is carried on for 45 minutes to 60 minutes by therapists or experts. Another form of the treatment requires the rice to be made into a paste, and then the paste is applied all over the body. But this is more preferred for beautification.

Other effective therapies
Siro Vasti, Kati Vasti, Ela Kizhi and Nasyam are all different forms of Panchakarma treatment, which detoxify the body and mind and rejuvenate the body and nerve functions. But these treatments cannot be conducted on the body on your own. You need a masseur who must be a specialist in Ayurveda to do this for you. Hence contacting Ayurvedic clinics, doctors or experts would be the best to start the treatment. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Piles - 3 Panchkarma Therapies That Can Help!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), P.G.C.R.A.V. (Kshara Sutra)
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Piles - 3 Panchkarma Therapies That Can Help!

Piles refer to the inflamed and swollen collections of tissue and vein in the anal area. The size of piles varies and they can either be external or internal. Internal piles are more common as compared to the external piles.
Panchakarma is an ayurvedic therapeutic treatment to clean one’s body and mind. It includes five treatments to remove toxins from your body. It is a very effective and natural way to treat the problem of piles. Before going further, let’s look at the causes which lead to piles.

Causes
One of the most common cause of Piles is the pressure one needs to put on a repeated basis while having a bowel movement. There are a couple of other causes as well which are discussed below:

  • Increased Intra-Abdominal Pressure: a person is at high risk of getting piles, when he needs to put extra pressure on the abdomen, which in turn increase pressure on veins inside the anus, while he is the process of bowel movement.
  • Improper Diet and Digestion: Problem of indigestion and constipation for a long period of time, increase the chance of getting affected by Piles. Hard stools generally tend to occur when you have food without any fiber content.

Symptoms Of Piles
There are a number of symptoms that can affect a person, who is suffering from the problem of Piles. Symptoms vary from person to person, depending on the severity of their problems. The symptoms of Piles are as follows:

  • Bleeding From The Anus: When you have constipation, you have hard stools, which makes you put extra pressure on the anus for the bowel movement. This can lead to bleeding.
  • Blood Stained Stools: If you are passing stools covered in blood, then it’s another indication of Piles.
  • Pain During Bowel Movement: The ones who are affected by Piles, tend to feel a lot of pain during bowel movements.

Panchakarma Treatment
This ayurdevic method of treatment helps in purifying and detoxifying toxin substances from one’s body. Panchkarma means “five therapies”. These five therapeutic treatment which help in eliminating toxins are Vamana, Virechana, Basti, Shirodhara and Nasya. Out these, the first three methods aid in treating the problem of Piles.

  • Vamana: It is recommended for patients suffering from chronic indigestion, so it is an ideal treatment method for those having problem of piles. Patient is advised to drink decoction of liquorice or Acorus calamus root as per one’s need, to the fullest extent and thus vomiting tendency is induced. Minimum 4 to 6 bouts of vomit indicates complete purification.
  • Virechana: Virechana helps to cure Digestive disorders and Constipation. So, it becomes a perfect treatment method for piles as it cleanses the gastrointestinal tract throroughly and gets rid off the Pitta toxins, accumulated in the liver, gall bladder and small intestine.
  • Basti: The term ‘Basti’ stands for a pouch or bag. It is known as the mother of all Panchakarma treatments. This cleans up accumulated toxins from the 3 doshas, Vata, Pitta, Kapha through the colon. Ghee and herbal decoction is given to clean up colon and increase muscle tone. This helps in treatment the problem of Constipation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Digestive disorders.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Popular Questions & Answers

I need to do treatment for Vata Dosha. Can anyone please advise for any good Panchakarma centre in South Kolkata? Thanks.

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicines and Surgery(BAMS), Post Graduation Diploma in Emergency Medicines And Services(PGDEMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
1-apply prasarini oil or pranacharya restopain oil on your affected part and give hot water fomentation. 2-take yograj guggul and agni tundi vati after lunch and dinner with warm water. 3-Take maha rasnadi kwath 2-2 tsf twice a day. 4-Take pranacharya vatari capsule and syrup twice a day. Diet- Avoid fermented food. Junk food. Potato rice. Sleep well.
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What is the treatment?
How is the treatment done?
Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)
Who is not eligible for the treatment?
Are there any side effects?
What are the post-treatment guidelines?
How long does it take to recover?
What is the price of the treatment in India?
Are the results of the treatment permanent?
What are the alternatives to the treatment?
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Ayurveda And Panchakarma
Panchakarma, a formidable Ayurvedic therapy, eliminates accumulated toxins from the body, improves metabolic rate and digestive fire and brings balance to the doshas (the energetic principles of the body and mind).Panchakarma is recommended for everyone.
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Ayurvedic Therapy
Our day to day anxiety and stress are due to aggravated vata dosha. Ayurvedic therapy revitalises lethargic body and mind by enhancing blood circulation throughout the body.
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Ayurvedic Therapies To Improve Your Health And Well-Being
Hello viewers!

Welcome you all to Auraveda Wellness Kerala City, they are located in Kalkaji. And myself is Dr. Adarsh currently working as consultant physician. Here we follow Kerala tradition of ayurvedic therapies and foundations to treat different help outs.

Today I would like to talk to you regarding how Ayurveda manage to treat different health problems with the help of tools like Panchkarma and other kind of external therapies as well as internal foundations. So before going into details it will be good if you get an idea about the basics some of the Ayurveda basics concepts. Mainly the Tridosha Siddhanta. So you all have might heard about the tridosha vata pitta and kapha. So these three doshas along with its subdivisions carry out the entire functions of the human body like three pillars. So I will again explain about the vata, pitta and kapha a little more. Tridosha is basically based on the theory of panj mahauttar i.e. the theory about five elements principles of five elements i.e. air, space, fire, water and earth. So as far as this principles everything in universe is composed of these five elements, everything means we can see the presence of these five elements even (inaudible 1:30) so this is a basic concept of this Tridosha. So vatta dosha is air and space dominant energy factor which governs the principles of movements in our body. Pitta similarly is fire dominant energy factor which performs the functions of transformation in our body. There are many chemical biological transformation happening in our body which govern by pitta dosha. Similarly kapha dosha is an earth water dominant energy factor which governs the functions like lubrication, immunity, stability, growth etc. so this is our concept of tridosha. So these 3 dosha will carry on all the functions of our body like the 3 pillars. So if there is any imbalance so it will be ease by these 3 doshas and they overcome the disease.

So how ayurveda will manage to treat health problem? It is just balance the imbalances doshas. So how ayurveda will treat this imbalance? There are 2 types of treatments in Ayurveda one is Shamana chikitsa and the other is sodhana chikitsa. Shamana means pacifying the dosha the imbalance doshas within the body by giving some internal medicines with some external treatments. Secondly what makes Ayurveda unique comparing to other system of medicines? It s glimpsing treatment i.e. sodhana chikitsa i.e. the panchakarma treatment. So in panchakarma, there is 5 treatment moralities that we use. Vamana that is therapeutically induced control vomiting. And virechana i.e. cleansing of the bowel with administering some with the help of some preventive tips. Third one nasya administering some nasal medicines as nasal drops and fourth one i.e. medicated adenema treatment in which we administer kind of medicines through the angular tract and the last one is (inaudible 3:31) i.e. we use bloodletting to take out the blood from the body. So in each of the therapies have unique properties. So these are the panchakarma detoxifying procedure of Ayurveda which makes Ayurveda unique and if you want to know more about panchakarma therapy and how effective these therapies are and can be utilize for your health problems.

You can contact us any time in person at Kerawala wellness center or consult online on lybrate.com. Thank you!
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Panchakarma Therapy
Hello viewers, I am Dr Deepti Gupta, practising Ayurveda since last 10 years in DLF Phase-1, Gurgaon. Today I am going to discuss about the Panchkarma therapy and its applications.

Panchakarma in Ayurveda means 5 significant processes which are helping to detox the body channel through different roots and methods. For example, in Panchakarma, we do Vamanam, Vierechanam, Vasti, Nasyam and Rakta moksham. So many times, prople come to us and ask about Panchakarma.

Shirodhara and Abhyangam is not only Panchakarma, they are the part of a therapy. But the actual Panchakarma which is more usefull for todays life because in present era we all live in sedentary kind of atmosphere due to which our lifestyle has changed. The dietary pattern is also so much changed because we do not have much time to focus on diet. We are going for market things. We consume so many preservative things. For gradually consuming such things from childhood to the adulthood, we are facing many problems like skin allergies, gaestrological discomfort, indigestion, constipation etc. When these problems regularly occur, then the major problem arises. So, the root cause is the depletion of metabolism. So, with the help of Panchakarma, we can cure any kind of ailments in our body like skin problems. FRom skin problems to different kinds of cancer including chronic ailments like joint problems and all, we can achieve very good results with the help of Panchakarma.

Vamanam therapy is used to detox the upper stomach and the cough dooshan in the body.

Vierechanam is the therapeutic Purgation, without any complication we can detox our body.

Nasyam is the nasal administration. It is very useful in migraine or ENT kind of any problem, then Nasyam is very good for that.

Rakta moksham are different kind of and so many kind of blood impurities can be detox by this therapy.

Last is the Vasti. Vasti is an overall chikitsa in Ayurveda. This is the major treatment in Ayurveda. From the joint pain to the paralysis, we can have very good results. There are different kinds of Vasti. FRom the detox to the nutrition purpose and different ailmensts we need to check in the body. Vasti is very usefull in such conditions.

So, this is the briefing about Panchakarma. This is very useful in balancing the body, mind and soul.

I just suggest you all that whenever you go for the marriage or any other big purpose, before going to any other procreation, I suggest every young girl and boy to indulge in Panchakarma and take the advantage of this to develop a healthy nation.

You can consult and take a suggestion that which Panchakarma is useful for you for maintaining the health and making the best out of you.

You can come to my clinic or contact me through Lybrate.
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Panchakarma Therapies
Hi, I am Dr Sowmya Nair and I am an Ayurvedic physician with more than 13 years of experience in Ayurvedic treatments. I am specialised in Ayurvedic therapies. So, today I am going to speak about Panchakarma therapies.

In Ayurveda, Ayur means "life" and veda means "science". IN Ayurveda, we are treating patients according to the doshas i.e. vaat, pitt and cough. If a person has any imbalance between the vaat, pitt and cough then they will suffer from diseases. In order to balance the doshas, we are doing Panchaklarma therapies.

Panchakarma means 5 karmas. It is the main treatment in Ayurveda. Panch means "five" and karma means "treatment". There are

Vamana
Virechana
Nasya
Basti
Rakta moksha
These are the main treatments in Ayurveda. With these therapies, our body will be healthy and it helps in maintaining all the doshas- vaat, pitt and cough.

For problems like- sinusitis, chronic sinusitis, psoriasis, we do Vamana therapy.
Virechana is a loose motion therapy. In the pitta problems also we do Virechana therapy.
Nasya is the main treatment for the sinusitis, allergic rhinitis related problems.
Basti is the main treatment. It cures all the vada related diseases. LIfestyle diseases liek spondylitis, cervical spondylitis, lumbar spondylitis, slip disc cases, multiple psoriasis. In this, we are giving medicated decoction and medicated oil through anal route.
The last is the Rakta moksha. It is a blood ducting. It is a Kerala therapy and it is a Leech therapy. Leech therapy is very good for all pitt dosh related problem and skin related problems.
Nowadays the slip disc and osteoarthritis are very common. In osteoarthritis, there is degenerative changes in bones. If it affects your neck, it is called cervical spondylitis. If it affects your back, it is called Lumbar spondylitis. If it affects your knees, it is called ankylosing spondylitis. Osteoarthritis of knees are very common now a days.

How to prevent Osteoarthritis of knees?

Maintain your diet. Avoid eating junk food and oily food in order to maintain your body weight.
Do regular exercises. Do walk and yoga asanas to help preventing Osteoarthritis.
Maintain the right postures.
If slip disc affect the neck, you will have pain and numbness. If it affects the cervical, you will get cervical pain, neck stiffness, neck pain. If it affects the Lumbar region, then you will have difficulty in movements and pain in both the legs. For such problems, we have excellent treatment in Ayurveda.

Treatments-

In Osteoarthritis problems, we are doing janu basti, janu pichu, abhyangam, elakiri, podikizhi. All these treatments are very good to cure Osteoarthritis.

If it is cervical disc related problem, then we give greeva basti, greeva picchu, nasyam are very good for this problem.

We treat Lumbar disc related problem with Kadi basti, kadi picchu, abhyangam.

These are the main treatments for all the diseases.

For more information, you can contact me through Lybrate.

Thank you.

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