PanchaKarma (five actions) is a cleansing and rejuvenating program for the body, mind, and consciousness. It is known for its beneficial effects on overall health, wellness, and self-healing. It is the cornerstone of Ayurveda.
The Benefits of Panchakarma
- Eliminate toxins and toxic conditions from your body and mind
- Restore your constitutional balance, improving health and wellness
- Strengthen your immune system and become more resistant to illness
- Reverse the negative effects of stress on your body and mind, thereby slowing the aging process
- Enhance your self-reliance, strength, energy, vitality, and mental clarity
- Bring about deep relaxation and a sense of well-being
According to Ayurveda, our natural state is one of health, happiness, and an inner sense of well-being. Health is defined as when the body being clear of toxins (ama), the mind is at peace, emotions are calm and happy, wastes are efficiently eliminated, and organs are functioning normally. In a busy, stressful and toxic world, our physical and mental systems accumulate toxins, causing deterioration in bodily functioning. This eventually weakens our systems, which opens the door for chronic, degenerative, and non-specific diseases to develop. These can evolve into serious specific diseases, ultimately damaging an individual’s health and wellness.
Panchakarma can help by reversing these negative effects of daily living. It can restore your natural state of health and wellness by cleansing your body of toxins, bringing balance into your system, and improving bodily function. It can also help you sustain this process by making positive changes in lifestyle. The balancing effects of Panchakarma can be felt for a long time after the regimen.
Panchakarma is a gentle yet powerful Ayurvedic approach to rejuvenation and detoxification. Panchakarma aids a natural cellular cleansing process gently, rather than using harsh or shocking protocols as with other cleanses. It is generally an eight-day process with 8 days of an easily digestible diet, and 3 days of body therapies. The cleanse begins at home with a diet consisting of cooked, easy-to-digest foods, such as rice, vegetables, lentils, stewed fruit, herbal decoctions, and clarified butter. By eliminating irritating foods and drinks and focusing on nourishing simple foods, the digestive system is given a rest, and the natural cleansing aspect of our system releases toxins. Treatments start after five days of this preparation phase, and each treatment day consists of body therapies.
Panchakarma is an experience nourishing to all the 5 senses. Treatments can vary and are custom designed for your individual needs. Most treatments begin with a warm oil therapy, followed by hot towels or a steam bath, to open and purify the skin. Other treatments include treatments for the eyes, ears and nose, cleansing and nourishing skin treatments with poultices or herbal pastes, localized body treatments, localized oil treatments over chakras or organs needing attention, and more. Panchakarma is a unique, natural, holistic, health-giving series of therapeutic treatments that cleanse the body’s deep tissues of toxins, open the subtle channels, and bring life-enhancing energy, thereby increasing vitality, inner peace, confidence, and well-being.