Panchakarma Ayurvedic Detox

As per Ayurveda, the state of perfect health and well-being is dependent on the body’s capability to metabolize all facets of life. This includes integrating holistic healthcare by means of nourishment of body tissues, eliminating the toxins and restoring the balance.  Both Digestion and Detox are highly essential because if the food that we take is not digested properly, the undigested sustenance accumulates in the body tissues in the form of toxins, thus creating an imbalance and this further takes form of a number of diseases.


Panchakarma Ayurvedic Detox Program

Ayurveda offers Panchakarma as a holistic mind – body cleansing process that restores balance and wellbeing as well as strengthens the immune system. Panchakarma meaning “5 therapies” in Sanskrit and this is very effective Ayurvedic treatment used for ages in Ayurvedic therapy for cleansing toxins (ama) produced in the body due to wrong lifestyle and poor nutrition that blocks the flow of energy throughout the body thus leading to diseases. The five therapies integrated in Ayurvedic therapeutic science that are part of Panchakarma treatment are Vamana, Virechana, Nasya, Basti and Raktamoskshana. These Panchakarma Ayurvedic treatments help in removing of the stress (aids in harmonizing the emotions), eliminating toxins (ama) and balancing the doshas and also these provide great support for restoring body’s inner balance.


3 Phases of Panchakarma Ayurvedic Detox Program

Panchakarma is a time tested natural detox treatment that cleanses the body, mind and soul and brings an innate balance in the body. Ayurveda stresses that detox needs to be taken up on individual basis. When the detox program is taken up under supervision and guidance of the Vaidya (Ayurvedic physician), the Ayurvedic physician would focus on your Prakriti (basic personality) and suggest Panchakarma Ayurvedic Detox Program in accordance to the same so as to combat the toxins (Vikruti).

The Ayurvedic Panchakarma detox program normally has 3 phases –

Purvakarma, Pradhankarma and Paschatkarma.


1. Purvakarma

This is a pre-treatment technique that helps to prepare the body to eliminate the ama /toxins. The first step is Snehana (oleation) that involves saturating the body with medicated oils, to loosen the toxins to move from deeper tissues in the gastrointestinal tract. Abhyanga (external oleation) involves body massage with medicated oils, followed by Swedana (steaming) to dilate the channels for easy removal of ama.

2. Pradhankarma

This is second step after Purvakarma. In the Panchakarma detox program, Ayurvedic Panchakarma therapies like Vamana (emesis), Virechana (purgation), Basti (enema) and Nasya (nose cleaning) are accomplished to remove the integrated toxins through normal body channels.

3. Paschatkarma

This is the third step that is related to recommendation and following of correct diet and healthy lifestyle to re-establish body’s natural immunity and metabolism. This post treatment procedure should not be ignored as it may lead to de-stabilization of the digestion process and continuous production of ama in the body. It is suggested that post treatment the food intake should also be light and nourishing, and returning to normal life and diet habits should be slow and gradual.

Merits of Panchakarma Ayurvedic Detox Program

Panchakarma Ayurvedic Detox Program is part and parcel of ancient Indian treatments focused at through purification and detoxifying of the body. Panchakarma Ayurvedic Detox program inculcates the five basic modes of purification and is known to generate better health, improved digestion and healthier living. There is a noticeable gain in vigour and vitality, improved skin conditions, regular bowel movements, and better digestion physically and mental gains include increased levels of clarity and a feeling of cheerfulness. Not only this, the Panchakarma Ayurvedic Detox Program proves to be a natural bliss. You are sure to experience Natural detox and purification by following this Ayurvedic Detox Program.

Panchakarma Ayurvedic Detox Program at Ayurvedic Centre

Panchakarma at the Ayurveda Centre or Ayurveda resort starts with a consultation with an Ayurvedic practitioner who will do an exam, pulse diagnosis, and health history. A series of treatments and internal purification procedures with recommended herbal decoctions will be recommended to help soften the impurities and prepare the physiology to move toxins out. After this preparatory phase is completed you will undergo a series of body treatments depending on your condition to continue to dislodge and move the toxins out. A series of other panchakarma treatments will also be recommended accordingly that includes specialized massages, shirodhara, bastis, and a variety of herbal paste and oil treatments and massages may be included. Optimum environment is generally created to support the purification procedure so that detoxification is complete and as comfortable as possible. Comfortable in residence accommodations and Ayurvedic meals are offered in an idyllic moderate tropical climate that allows one to gain maximum benefit.


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