Panchkarma is an Ayurvedic treatment for eliminating toxic substances from the human body. It is also a means to re-establish the balance between the doshas – Vata, Pitta and Kapha. The word ‘panch’ means five and ‘karma’ means action, which together means a five-pronged action planfor Ayurvedic treatment. The purification process under panchkarma is achieved through a combination of five different methods, namely, emesis (vaman karma), purgation (virechana karma), enema (vasti karma), errhines (nasya karma), and bloodletting (raktamokshana). The combination of these five is called Panchkarma. The purpose of these five is to remove the toxic substances from your body and make you healthy.
As per Ayurveda, stress is one of the worst enemies of human health. Stress causes the release of a hormone called cortisol, which can impact out health. Cortisol is okay for limited durations, but if you experience stress over continued periods, the cumulative effects of cortisol can lead to various problems. Release of cortisol over extended periods can cause heart disease, indigestion, weight gain, anxiety, depression, headaches, insomnia, etc.
Stress is also harmful for your bowels or gastrointestinal tract. Due to imbalance in the gastrointestinal tract, inflammation occurs and digestive action is affected. Due to swelling in the digestive tract, the waste material starts accumulating in your body and the body begins to suffer from toxins. Along with this, many other types of diseases may be triggered.
Panchkarma is an effective way to remove the toxins from your body. It will reboot your body to its healthy state and make it more active. When toxic substances are removed from the body, you naturally start feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Your energy levels improve dramatically and you are able to focus and think clearly. By strengthening your digestion process, Panchkarma works naturally to expel the toxic substances from your body. Panchkarma removes waste materials from various parts of the body such as lungs, bladder, sweat glands, stomach and intestines.
Benefits of Panchkarma
Panchkarma offers wide ranging benefits, some of which are described below.
Strengthens immune system
Your immune system has the ability to fight various diseases and infections. However, it can get compromised due to stress or other factors. Panchkarma helps strengthen your immune system, thereby providing natural defenseagainst diseases and infections.
Improves mental balance
Panchkarma calms and soothes the nervous system, which significantly improves your mental balance. After a session of panchkarma, you will notice that you are able to think clearly and take better decisions.
Enhances strength and vitality
The demands of today’s fast-paced lifestyle require you to be active throughout the day. This is possible only when your energy levels are high. Stress and other factors can easily sap your energy levels. Panchkarma eliminates the stress and toxins from your body, which in turn boosts your strength and vitality. Panchkarma also relaxes the muscles, which allows them to perform at theiroptimal capacity.
Slows down the ageing process
Panchkarma heals you from the inside, which in turn helps to slow down the ageing process. Your skin and aura carry a radiant glow after a session of panchkarma. This effect lasts for several days after the panchkarma Ayurvedic treatment. If you regularly take panchkarma treatment, you can slow down the ageing process and continue to look youthful and radiant.
Keep in mind that Panchkarma Ayurvedic treatment is different for each person. It depends on the person’s body, age, healthprofile, disease resistance and other factors. Therefore, before taking Panchkarma Ayurvedic treatment, make sure you consult an experiencedAyurveda physician.