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Panchakarma

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Panchakarma is a unique bio-cleansing regimen of Ayurveda comprising of five procedures that facilitates better bioavailability of the pharmacological therapies, helps to bring about homeostasis of body humours, eliminates disease-causing toxic complexes from the body. When applied skilfully and appropriately, Panchakarma procedures are safe and effective for the prevention and management of a number of health problems.
In the current scenario, these unique procedures are widely practiced by physicians in India and many other countries globally for prophylactic and therapeutic purposes besides improving the quality of life of subjects suffering from chronic and refractory illness.
With the global propagation of Ayurveda, safety and efficacy of medicines and procedure-based therapies viz. Panchakarma have become important concerns. It is high time to frame an ideal guidelines based on classics and practices to propagate safe Panchakarma practices.
In short, Panchakarma is speciality of Ayurveda which only and only mention in INDIAN MEDICAL SCIENCE in world.

ABHYANGA
(Basic massage)
An innovative ritual steeped in the tradition of Ayurveda. The skin thirsts for touch and attention. When warm balancing blend of aromatic oil is rubbed gently all over the skin, your body and your mind feel pampered and relaxed.
MARMA BALANCING
MASSAGE
Ancient healing art of India-Ayurveda, understand body and marma
(vital pressure points).
BIO BACK CARE The sour & tired hard to reach area of your back needs special bio care.
BODY AQUCARE High touch care for a lot of benefits, more visible life, reduced appearance of lines & wrinkles, improved visible firmness.
LIMBS CARE A special herbal decoction with healing touch to soothe the muscles and reduce inflammation.
BIOLIFE HAIR & SCALP THERAPY A potent sensory experience & intensive care for hair.
GREEN FACIALS Natural walnut derma abrasions for face wash, followed by milk cleansing.
VAPO BATH Wooden bed endosure reminds you of an ancient ethnic ritual of class hospitality.
ULTRA MASSAGE The massage technique includes tapping, kneading and squeezing as well as more traditional massage strokes you would expect from a real ethnic ritual, where therapist suspends himself by rope to apply extra pressure with his feet.
SENSE SHANTI The ritual includes liters of warm blended oils gently and methodically pouring over the forehead for 45 minutes.
BREATHE VAPO Mindful breathing improves the flow of oxygen and other vital nutrients to the tiniest channels of the body, giving you an instant sense of freedom from pollution.
BASTI
(Localized warm bath services)
A well is placed at specific area and filled with a bath of warm herbal oils liquids to enhance physical and emotion healing.
SPINE FINE
(KATl BASTI)
A special care for SPINE to reduce risk of surgery.
It helps to reduce pain for lower backache, lumber and sacral region.
LOTUS HEART
(HARIDYA BASTI)
The area of the heart is bathed in a warm blend of ghee, milk and rose petals. A luxurious heart opening experience.
SHAKTI BASTI The lower abdomen is bathed with a warmed blend of oils to soothe anxiety.
NATER NIYAM A ritual with scientific approach to eye care. Enhance eye vision and nourishes the eye muscles.
THARPANAM Tharpanam is another ayurvedic procedure to soothe eye zone with cooing and revitalizing treatment that combines cleansing of eye with rose water and milk and immersion of eyes in herbal oil.

Purvakarma: Pre-purification Measures

Before the actual operation of purification begins, there is a need to prepare the body in prescribed methods to encourage the body to let go of the toxins.
The two procedures are Snehan and Swedan.
Snehan is the oil massage. Oil is applied to the entire body with a particular type of massage which helps the toxins to move towards the gastro-intestinal tract.
Oil massage also makes the superficial and deep tissues soft and supple, thus helping to remove stress and to nourish the nervous system.Snehan is given daily for 3 to 7 days, as indicated.
Swedan
is sudation or sweating and is given every day immediately following the Snehan. An herbal concoction may be added to the steam to further loosen the toxins from the individual. Swedan liquifies the toxins and increases the movement of toxins into the gastro-intestinal tract. After three to seven days of snehan and swedan, the doshas become well "ripened." A particular panchakarma method is then given according to the individual's constitution and disorder, prakruti and vikruti, respectively.

Five Basic Shodhans: Cleansing Methods

1) Vaman:Therapeutic vomiting or emesis
2) Virechan: Purgation
3) Basti: Enema
4) Nasya: Elimination of toxins through the nose
5) Raktalmoksha: Detoxification of the blood.

Vaman: Emesis Therapy

When there is congestion in the lungs causing repeated attacks of bronchitis, colds, cough or asthma, the Ayurvedic treatment is therapeutic vomiting, Vaman, to eliminate the Kapha causing the excess mucus. First, after the snehan and swedan, three to four glasses of licorice or salt water is administered, then vomiting is stimulated by rubbing the tongue which triggers the vomiting center through the gag reflex. Often times this also releases repressed emotions which have been held in the Kapha areas of the lungs and stomach along with the accumulated dosha. One may alternatively take two to three glasses of salt water which will also aggravate Kapha and then rub the tongue to induce vomiting. Once the mucus is released the patient will feel instantly relieved. It is likely that congestion, wheezing and breathlessness will disappear and that the sinuses will become clear. Therapeutic vomiting is also indicated in chronic asthma, diabetes, chronic cold, lymphatic congestion, chronic indigestion and edema.

Before Vaman is administered, oil massage and fomentation are recommended on the night before the day of Vaman. One to three days prior to Vaman, the person should drink one cup of recommended oil 2 to 3 times a day until the stool becomes oily, or until he or she feels nauseated. The person should also eat a Kaphagenic diet to aggravate Kapha in the system. Vaman should be given early in the morning (Kapha time). The person should eat basmati rice and yogurt with much salt early in the morning, which will further aggravate Kapha in the stomach. The application of heat to the chest and back will liquify the Kapha. The person should sit calmly on a knee-high chair and drink the concoction of licorice and honey, or salt water. This emesis preparation is measured and recorded before being drunk, so that at a later time the amount of vomitus from the decoction can be determined. After drinking the decoction the person should feel nauseated. He should then rub the tongue to induce vomiting, continuing until bile comes out in the vomitus. The degree of success in this treatment is determined by:
1)The number of vomitings (8 is maximum, 6 medium, 4 minimum), and
2)The quantity of vomitus (1 quart maximum, 1 1/2 pints medium, 1 pint minimum).

Emetic Substances: Following Indian Herbal Medicine

Madan-emetic nut, madhuka-yastimadhu-licorice, neem-bitter leaf, bimbi, kutaj-kurchi- conessi bark, murva-clematis, triloba-devdaru-deodar, Cedrus deodara, Salt, ela-cardamom, nux vomica.
After Vaman, resting, fasting, smoking certain herbal cigarettes, and not suppressing natural urges (i.e. urination, defecation, gas, sneezing, coughing) is recommended. If Vaman is administered properly, the person should feel relaxation in the lungs, will be able to breathe freely, will have lightness in the chest, clear thinking, clear voice, a good appetite, and all symptoms of congestion disappear.
After practicing Vaman in the morning, the person should fast until 5 pm, then eat kitchari with ghee. He or she can drink cumin, coriander, ginger, fennel tea (equal portions). Steep in hot water and drink with one tsp. honey. Or he can drink honey lime tea, using one tsp. honey and one tsp. lime juice to one cup of hot water.

Indications for Vaman:

Used for all Kapha type disorders good for Pitta headache, dizziness, and nausea will help to release blocked emotions respiratory congestion bronchitis chronic cold sinus congestion Kaphagenic asthma.

Virechan: Purgation Therapy

When excess bile, Pitta, is secreted and accumulated in the gall bladder, liver and small intestine, it tends to result in rashes, skin inflammation, acne, chronic attacks of fever, biliary vomiting, nausea and jaundice. Ayurvedic literature suggests in these conditions the administration of therapeutic purgation or a therapeutic laxative. Virechan is facilitated with senna leaves, flax seeds, psyllium husks or triphala in a combination that is appropriate for the individual person.
Senna leaf tea is a mild laxative, but in people of Vata constitution, this tea might create griping pain, since its action aggravates peristaltic movement in the large intestine.
An effective laxative for Vata or Pitta constitutions is a glass of hot milk to which two teaspoons of ghee have been added. This laxative, taken at bedtime will help to relieve the excess Pitta causing the bile disturbance in the body. In fact, purgatives can completely cure the problem of excess Pitta.
When purgatives are used, it is important to check the diet. The patient should not eat foods that will aggravate the predominant humor or cause the three humors to become unbalanced.

Virechan Substances

Senna,dandelion root, psyllium seed, cow's milk and ghee , salt, castor oil, raisins, triphala.

Indications for Virechan:

allergic rash skin inflammation acne, dermatitis, eczema, chronic fever, ascites (accumulation of water in abdomen),jaundice, urinary disorder, enlargement of the spleen, internal worms, burning sensation in the eyes, inflammation of the eyes, conjunctivitis, gout.

Basti: Enema Therapy

Basti is procedure in which simply insertion of medicated oil or decoction (Kashayam) through anus alternate days for specifically mentioned days. Vata's predominant site is the colon. Ayurvedic Basti involves the introduction into the rectum of herbal concoctions of sesame oil, and certain herbal preparations in a liquid medium. Basti, is the most effective treatment of Vata disorders, although many enemas over a prescribed period of time are usually required. It relieves constipation, distention, chronic fever, cold, sexual disorders, kidney stones, heart pain, backache, sciatica and other pains in the joints. Many other Vata disorders such as arthritis, rheumatism, gout, muscle spasms and headaches may also be treated with Basti.
Vata is a very active principle in pathogenesis. If we can control Vata through the use of Basti, we have gone a long way in going to the root cause of the vast majority of diseases.
Vata is the main etiological factor in the manifestation of diseases. It is the motive force behind the elimination and retention of feces, urine, bile and other excreta. Vata is mainly located in the large intestine, but bone tissue (Asthi Dhatu) is also a site for Vata. Hence the medication administered rectally effects asthi dhatu. The mucus membrane of the colon is related to the outer covering of the bones (Periosteum), which nourishes the bones. Therefore, any medication given rectally goes into the deeper tissues, like bones, and corrects Vata disorders.
There are eight main types of Basti, according to traditional texts, each with their own indications and contra-indications as listed below.
1. Anuvasana (Oil Enema) is used in pure Vata disorders and when a person is having excess hunger or dryness related to Vata imbalances.
2. Niruha-Asthapana (Decoction Enema) is used, among other conditions, for evacuation of Vata, nervous diseases, gastro-intestinal Vata conditions, gout, certain fever conditions, unconsciousness, certain urinary conditions, appetite, pain, hyperacidity and heart diseases.
3. Uttara Basti (through the urethra with men or vagina with women) is used for selected semen and ovulation disorders and for some problems involving painful urination or bladder infections. This is not to be used for someone with diabetes.
4. Matra Basti (Daily Oil Enema) is used by someone emaciated by overwork or too much exercise, too much heavy lifting, walking too long of a distance, too much sexual activity or someone with chronic Vata disorders. It does not need to be accompanied by any strict dietary restriction or daily routine and can be administered, in the appropriate cases, in all seasons. It gives strength, promotes weight and helps elimination of waste products.
5. Karma Basti (schedule of 30 bastis)
6. Kala Basti (schedule of 15 Bastis: 10 oil + 5 decoction)
7. Yoga Basti (schedule of 8 Bastis: 5 oil + 3 decoction).
In karma, kala and yoga Bastis, it is better to give both types of Basti in combination and not the oil and decoction separately. The conditions under which these are recommended are too detailed to be able to list in this article. In general, the indications and contra-indications that apply to Basti also apply here.
8. Bruhana Basti (nutritional enema) is used for providing deep nutrition in select conditions. Traditionally, highly nutritive substances have been used, such as warm milk, meat broth, bone marrow soup and herbs like Shatavari or Ashwagandha.

General Indications for Basti:

People can do for wellness of health once in year apart from that very effective in constipation low back ache, gout ,rheumatism, sciatica, arthritis, nervous disorders, Vata headache emaciation muscular atrophy etc

Nasya: Nasal Administration

The nose is the doorway to the brain and it is also the doorway to consciousness.
The nasal administration of medication is called Nasya. An excess of bodily humors accumulated in the sinus, throat, nose or head areas is eliminated by means of the nearest possible opening, the nose.
Prana, life force as nerve energy, enters the body through the breath taken in through the nose. Prana is in the brain and maintains sensory and motor functions. Prana also governs mental activities, memory, concentration and intellectual activities. Deranged Prana creates defective functioning of all these activities and produces headaches, convulsions, loss of memory and reduced sensory perception. Thus nasal administration, Nasya is indicated for prana disorders, sinus congestion, migraine headaches, convulsions and certain eye and ear problems.
Breathing also can be improved through nasal massage. For this treatment, the little finger is dipped into ghee and inserted into the nose. The inner walls of the nose are slowly massaged, going as deeply as possible. This treatment will help to open the emotions. (Nose tissue is tender and for this application the fingernail must be kept short to avoid injuring the delicate mucus membranes).Since most people have deviated Nasal Septums, one side of the nose will be easier to penetrate and massage than the other. The finger should not be inserted forcibly. The massage should proceed by slow penetration, the finger moving first in a clockwise, then counter-clockwise direction. By this means, the emotions that are blocked in the respiratory tract will be released. One may use this treatment each morning and evening. In this way breathing patterns will change as the emotions are released and the eyesight also will improve.
There are six main types of Nasya, as listed below.
1. Pradhamana (Virechan) Nasya (Cleansing Nasya) uses dry powders (rather than oils) that are blown into the nose with a tube. Pradhamana Nasya is mainly used for Kapha types of diseases involving headaches, heaviness in the head, cold, nasal congestion, sticky eyes, hoarseness of voice due to sticky Kapha, sinusitis, cervical lymph adenitis, tumors, worms, some skin diseases, epilepsy, drowsiness, Parkinsonism, inflammation of the nasal mucosa, attachment, greed and lust. Traditionally, powders such as Brahmi are used.
2. Bruhana Nasya (Nutrition Nasya) uses ghee, oils, salt, shatavari ghee, ashwagandha ghee and medicated milk and is used mainly for Vata disorders. It is said to benefit conditions resulting from Vata imbalances such as Vata-type headaches, migraine headache, dryness of voice, dry nose, nervousness, anxiety, fear, dizziness, emptiness, negativity, heaviness of eyelids, bursitis, stiffness in the neck, dry sinuses and loss of sense of smell.
3. Shaman Nasya (Sedative Nasya) is used according to which dosha is aggravated but mainly for Pitta-type disorders such as thinning of hair, conjunctivitis and ringing in the ears. Generally certain herbal medicated decoctions, teas and medicated oils are used.
4. Navana Nasya (Decoction Nasya) is used in Vata-Pitta or Kapha-Pitta disorders and is made from decoctions and oils together.
5. Marshya Nasya (Ghee or Oil Nasya)
6. Prati Marshya (Daily Oil Nasya) is performed by dipping the clean little finger in the ghee or oil and inserting into each nostril, lubricating the nasal passage with gentle massage as described above. This helps to open deep tissues and can be done every day and at any time to release stress.

Indications for Nasya:

Stress ,emotional imbalances, stiffness in the neck & shoulders dryness of the nose sinus, congestion,hoarseness, migraine, headache, convulsions etc

Raktamoksha: Traditional Ayurvedic Method for Purification and Cleansing of the Blood

Toxins present in the gastro-intestinal tract are absorbed into the blood and circulated throughout the body. This condition is called toxemia, which is the basic cause of repeated infections, hypertension and certain other circulatory conditions. This includes repeated attacks of skin disorders such as urticaria, rashes, herpes, eczema, acne, scabies, leukoderma, chronic itching or hives. In such conditions, along with internal medication, elimination of the toxins and purification of the blood is necessary. Raktamoksha is also indicated for cases of enlarged liver, spleen and gout.
Pitta is produced from the disintegrated red blood cells in the liver. So Pitta and blood have a very close relationship. An increase in Pitta may go into the blood causing toxicity, and thus many Pittagenic disorders.
Extracting a small amount of blood from a vein relieves the tension created by the Pittagenic toxins in the blood. Bloodletting also stimulates the spleen to produce antitoxic substances which helps to stimulate the immune system. Toxins are neutralized enabling radical cures in many blood born disorders.
It is also an illegal procedure within the United States.
Certain substances such as sugar, salt, yogurt, sour tasting foods and alcohol are toxic to the blood. In certain blood disorders these substances should be avoided to keep the blood pure. Burdock root tea, sandalwood, saffron, manjista, guduchi, rose and lotus are herbs that help to purify the blood. Turmeric, goldenseal, pomegranate juice, neem, oranges, beets and raisins can also be beneficial for blood disorders.
For raktamoksha treatment other than blood-letting,following are the diseases for which Raktamokshana can be given:

* Skin diseases
* Herpes
* Jaundice
* Ulcers
* Gout
* Piles
* Abscess
* Leucoderma
* Syncope
* Eczema

Raktamokshan are mainly classified into two types:
a) Shastra Prayoga
  • Pracchana:Pracchana is indicated to drain the accumulated blood from a particular point.
  • Sira vedhana: Venepuncture is devised whenever vitiated blood circulates in the body.
b) Anushastra Prayoga
  • Jalouka prayoga: Deep-seated blood can be extracted with the help of leech application.It is better to extract blood vitiated by Pitta by means of leech application.
  • Sringa: To extract the blood vitiated by Vata, sringa or horn is indicated.
  • Alabu: Blood vitiated by Kapha can be extracted by Alabu as it consists of tikshna and ushna gunas.
  • Ghati yantra: To drain the vitiated blood, which has settled in different layers of the skin,ghati yantra is useful.

Indications for Raktamoksha:

Urticaria rash acne eczema scabies leukoderma chronic itching hives enlarged liver or spleen gout.

Note:

Panchakarma is a very special Ayurvedic operation requiring proper guidance from a highly trained and skillful Ayurvedic practitioner.This should not be undertaken just from information in this article. One should consult with an Ayurvedic physician, not just someone with a modest amount of training. Panchakarma is done individually for each person with their specific constitution and specific disorder in mind, thus it requires close observation and supervision.