Ayurvedic Panchkarma treatment is the science that explains how you can be happy, content and fulfil your dream. It explains how you can achieve the longevity of life and attain a life free of diseases and other disorders.
Panchakarma is one of the ancient forms of treatment- in its most holistic purification form and detoxification. The word Panchkarma in Sanskrit means five therapies, which is involved in providing a complete knowledge and practice to purify your body according to the laws of mother nature.
- Vamana which means Emesis
- Niroohavasti which means Decoction enema
- Virechana which means Purgation
- Anuvasanavasti which means Oil enema
- Nasya which is the installation of medicine through your nostrils.
The therapies of Panchakarma include:
At VedicGram, you get the benefits of Panchakarma treatment that has been testified according to the season and your body composition that manages the biological purification of the body, strengthening the immune system and prevention of the different types of diseases.
After taking into account the medicinal books and understanding of Ayurveda, the practitioners believe that every treatment of Panchkarma is led by Paschatkarma, Peyadikarma and Poorvakarma.
For Panchkarma treatment, one's body should be prepared to carry out the procedures efficiently. The treatments are aimed at providing a wide variety of stress-related problems, eliminating toxins from the body- from the lungs, intestines, stomach, sweat glands, urinary tract and bladder.
VedicGram advises you to take the complete Panchkarma treatment, along with the daily body oil massage and bath, herbal enemas, nasal management, yoga asanas, detoxification diet and complete tips for maintenance of your wellbeing.
Panchkarma Treatments: The Panchkarma and other Ayurvedic treatments (are the traditional treatments prescribed in the scriptures of Ayurveda which are applied for both outpatients and inpatients) are beneficial for the body.
- Poorva karma: Also, known as Preparatory therapy. It includes Swedana and Snehana which together constitutes Poorva karma. They together are involved to prepare the body for the key treatment procedures of Panchakarma. Swedanam and Snehana can be described as:
- Snehanam: It is the organisation of oily substance like medicinal oil or ghee either on the external side of the body or internally or on the both side. Externally is the Abhyanga, a kind of oil massage in which the medicated oil is dropped into the ears and nose.
Internally, the medicinal oil or ghee is given orally which is known as Sneha paana.
- Swedanam: In this method, a lot of sweat is induced in the body by different methods of heat application. The popular one is the steam bath or you can say the application of warm plaster over your skin.
The Panchakarma therapy includes:
Pradhana karma: Also, it is known as the main therapy procedures. This is the procedure in which all the toxins present in the body are eliminated or removed. After, going through the procedure of Poorva karma, the patient is recommended for treatment as per your need, one of the following treatments.
- Vamanam: It is the method of bringing out all the toxins through your oral canal by the direction of medicine because of which you vomit. The best way of dealing for removing Kapha dosha.
- Nasyam: It is the way of purifying the head region by mounting medicines through your nostrils. Beneficial in the treatment of grey hair, sinus problems, headache and baldness.
- Virechanam: Eliminate the toxins from your body through the anal route by a method known as purgation persuading loose motions. One of the best treatment for Pitta Dosha.
- Raktamokshnam: This is the method which is aimed at removing the impure blood from the body by applying leech on your body, pricking of the abnormal or discoloured part of the skin surface or puncturing of the small veins of the body. This treatment is mostly used in skin diseases and mental disorders.
- Vasti: Using medicated oil through the anal canal like an enema which is the best treatment for Vata Dosha.
Kshara Sutra: Designated for the management of issues related to fistula, warts and piles. One of the minimally invasive surgical measure and is one of the types of Ksharakarma.
Ksharasutra is actually a medicated thread which is layered with a mixture of different plants like arka, snuhi and haridra powder.
A para- surgical measure which is used for piles, nadivrana and bhagandara. Haemorrhoids in Ksharasutra works on the principle of pressure in necrosis.
Also, used in cases of fistula in ano. Here, a special medicated thread or sutra is tightly tied to the fistula track, thereby it will slowly divide your muscle by pressure in the necrosis. The fibrosis than fixes and prevents the retraction of the sphincter muscle.
Leech therapy: Application of this method to let the vitiated blood out. This method allows a medicinal leech to clasp in the affected area and suck out the impure blood from the body for about 30 to 45 minutes.
For people suffering from skin diseases like eczema, non- healing ulcers, diabetic ulcers, varicose ulcers, acne vulgaris, intractable abscesses, disease related to eyelids, benign swellings, Alopecia, disease related to nail beds, are best to undergo this treatment.
Agnikarma: In this method, hot substances or fire is used as a special treatment procedure. This mobilises and withers the growth of skin problems like acne, warts, tumours, pile problems, fistula in ano.
Ksharakarma: It is the treatment where corrosive alkaline substances are utilised for cutting down the unwanted growths from the skin. It mobilises and withers the unwanted growth of the skin problems like benign tumours, warts, acne, piles problem, fistula in ano. People with this problem can undergo this treatment.
Panchakarma Procedures used in Stree roga:
Uttara basti: It is the applying of medicinal oil or ghee into the uterus with all the antiseptic measures. Patients who have the problem with tubal block, hypoplasia of uterus, infertility and menorrhagia are advised to undergo this treatment.
Yoni prakshalana: It is involved in the treatment of the vaginal douche in which a thorough wash of the vaginal region is performed. Very useful in the treatment of various types of vaginal infection like cervicitis and cervical erosion.
Yoni Pichu: It is a vaginal tampon, a tampon which is soaked with different herbal medicines and is installed into your vagina for around three hours. Quite useful in uterine prolapse cases, cervical incompetences and cervical erosion.
Kshara karma: For a fast and instant recovery, you can undergo chemical cauterisation to prevent cervical erosion.
Yoni varti: It means, it helps in vaginal suppositories
Specialized Panchkarma Treatments:
Besides everyday consultation, outpatients can avail speciality consultation. This includes specialised consultation in focal areas on monthly basis. In the upcoming new hospital, this speciality consultation will be offered every day.
Sirodhara: With this method, get warm medicinal oil or a suitable liquid medium oil which is poured on the entire forehead region of the patient when he lies on his back. Very helpful in the treatment of mental disturbances, lack of sleep and ailments of the head and neck.
Asti: The hair of the patient is cut short and the medicated oil is retained over the scalp by means of a leather bag tied properly around the head such that the oil doesn’t leak out. It has got more or less the same benefits as Shirodhara.
Thalapothichil: Application of wet medicated paste over the head and then covering the same with a processed plantain leaf. It is found to be beneficial in treating cerebrovascular accidents, sleeplessness etc.
Pichu: Cotton, or a clean cotton cloth, is soaked in medicated oil and is placed over the affected part in the body. This is beneficial in various pains, sprain, fractures and other neurological disorders.
Mukhalepanam: Application of medicated pastes over the face. It restores skin tone and improves skin texture.
Ela kizhi: Leaves of various medicinal plants are made into a bolus with a cotton cloth. This is applied on the affected body parts.
Podi kizhi: Medicated powders are made into a bolus with a cotton cloth and used for giving fomentation. This is mainly used in relieving pain, reducing weight and removing excess fat.
Greeva Vasti: This is the technique of retaining medicated oils within the boundaries formed out of blackgram paste over the back of neck region for a specific period of time. It is found to be beneficial in conditions of cervical spondylosis and neuroligical deficits of the upper limbs.
Uro Vasti: This is the technique of retaining medicated oils within the boundaries formed out of blackgram paste over the chest region for a specific period of time. It is found to be beneficial in conditions of lung disorders, cardiac oedematic conditions.
Kati Vasti: This is the technique of retaining medicated oils within the boundaries formed out of blackgram paste over the lower-back region for a specific period of time. It is useful in lower-back aches, lumbago and sciatica.
Udwartanam: Gentle rubbing of medicated powders over the skin. Beneficial in obesity and similar conditions.
Abhyangam: Application of medicated oil over the body in a systematic way. It is the most common treatment form in Ayurveda, popularly called Ayurvedic massage. Used in a very wide range of disease conditions – from pain to paralysis and also to rejuvenate the body.
Ekanga Dhara: Pouring of warm medicated oil or suitable liquid medium in an uninterrupted way over one particular region of the body. It is employed for a localised problem that is specific to a particular organ or body part.
Dhoopanam (Ekanga): Fumigation with dry parts of certain medicinal plants. Useful in relieving pain (especially in ears) and in cases of non-healing ulcers.
Karna Pooranam: Filling of medicated oil into the ears. Practised in healthy as well as in those with certain ear disorders.
Karna Dhoopanam: Fumigation of the ear with smoke created by burning dry parts of certain medicinal plants. Useful in treating otorrhoea, earache, tinnitus.
Kavalam: Gargling of medicated oils or certain liquids.
Gandoosham: Withholding medicated oils or certain liquids in the mouth for a certain period of time. This, along with Kavalam, is advised as part of the daily regimen among the healthy and also used therapeutically for disorders of the oral cavity.
Anjanam: Application of medicated collyrium (Kajal) into the eyes. Used in specific disorders of the eye.
Pizhichil: Pouring of warm medicated oil all over the body in an uninterrupted manner. It is a very invigorating experience, useful in all disorders of Vata and pitta dosha.
Navara Kizhi: Application of medicated paste prepared by processed milk and with a variety of rice called Navara all over the body. It is a procedure that visibly enhances the muscle mass and physical strength of the body and useful in treating many degenerative disorders.
Pada tala thaila tharpanam: Pouring warm medicated oil over the feet (especially the sole). Beneficial in insomnia, the pain of the lower limbs and improves vision.
Thalam: Application of medicated paste made with appropriate herbs over the scalp for a specific period of time. Used as therapy for problems having pathology that involves the brain.
Avagaham: Immersion of the entire body except for the head in certain warm medicated liquids. It is a type of fomentation beneficial in diseases of Vata and kapha.
Upanaham: One of the types of fomentation done by tying warm medicated poultice on the affected part of the body. It is used for local afflictions like pain and inflammation.
Aschyothanam: Pouring of medicated water into the eyes from a height of 2 inches.
Netra Sekam: Pouring of medicated water into the eyes from a height of 2 inches.
Netra Sekam: Pouring of medicated liquids over the closed eyelids from a height of 2 inches. This, along with aschyotana, is used in specific diseases of the eyes.
Dhanyamla dhara: Pouring of certain warm sour preparations in an uninterrupted way over the body. It is a type of fomentation useful in painful afflictions of the body (especially in arthritis, arthaligia).