Ayurveda cannot just be called a method of healing, but a science of restoring the body balance by improving one’s lifestyle and necessary treatments. There are five types of cleansing and detoxification treatments advised in Ayurveda. After a detailed consultation and Prakriti analysis, the doctor will be able to prescribe an appropriate treatment plan depending on each patient’s dosha predominance and ailment condition. Panchakarma or five-fold treatment methods are the perfect detoxification treatment plans in Ayurveda, which assists in healing physically and mentally. We help our patients rejuvenate and detoxify with this Panchakarma Treatment in Kerala.
For Panchakarma to be effective, the patient and their bodies need to be prepared by administering Purva-Karma (Pre-Panchakarma). Purva-Karma treatment plans are:
It is basically where herbal decoctions are orally administered to the patients to help enhance digestion and liquify toxic metabolites which can be eliminated from the body by doing Panchakarma therapies.
According to the condition and nature of each patient’s disease, suitable medicated ghee is administered orally for a period of 3 to 7 days that helps impair the dosha. Abhyanga or medicated massages are also performed as a part of administering fats internally and externally.
Swedana is heat-induced perspiration to a human body. Applying heat to the human body helps liquify the impaired doshas and bring them to the gastro-intestinal tracts which can get eliminated through various panchakarma treatments.
Pradhana Karma (Main Treatments)
In this treatment, herbal emetics are orally induced to help remove the impaired doshas from the body, especially Kabha doshas.
An excess amount of pitta in one’s gall bladder, liver or small intestine might result in several disorders including rashes, skin inflammation, acne, chronic attacks of fever, biliary vomiting, nausea and jaundice. In this treatment, a therapeutic purgative / laxative is orally administered to help the body remove excess pitta from it
Nasya (Nasal Medication)
Nasya helps remove the impaired doshas from the head and sinus by administering medicated liquid herbal medications through the nose after instigating the face and neck by massaging. This treatment helps subdue the ailments affecting the face, head and neck.
Vasti (Enema using Medicated oil)
Vasti is the procedure where medicated oil is administered through the anal channel thereby helping the body expel any impaired doshas. It benefits people with neurological disorders or Vata dosha.
Rakta Moksha (Traditional ayurvedic method for blood purification)
Rakta Moksha is used to remove the excess pitta in the bloodstream by extracting a small amount of blood from the vein. Removal of even a slight amount of blood with excess toxins helps stimulate the spleen in generating anti-toxic substances and thereby improving the immune system.