Panchakarma is a means of flushing ama (toxins) out of the body. It is a cleansing and rejuvenating program for the body, mind, and consciousness. This five-fold therapy is targeted to the specific needs of the individual, depending on their Ayurvedic constitutional type, their doshic imbalances, age, digestive strength, immune status, and many other factors. All or only parts of the five therapies may be utilized.
These include oil massages, steam therapy, herbal enemas, nasal administration of herbs and oils, and gentle laxatives and emetics. These techniques cleanse the body of the ama that the tissues have absorbed, which can contribute to illness.
One of the times tested and effective healing processes in Ayurvedic medicine, Panchakarma aims to detoxifies the body, strengthens the lympthatic system, and restores balance and well-being.
By enabling the body’s organs of elimination—sweat glands, lungs, bladder/ urinary tract, stomach, intestines, colon— Panchakarma rejuvenates body, mind, and spirit.
Panchakarma treatments can usually be given throughout a minimum of three days to one month’s duration. They are administered in the office of an Ayurvedic practitioner, where you can go for daily treatments. Whether you choose a short or long treatment, you should endeavor to clear or lighten your schedule to focus on supporting your body and mind when it lets go of what it doesn’t need, such as old patterns of behavior and unwanted emotions.
Panchakarma therapy begins with a one to one consultation with our qualified Ayurvedic doctor Ram Mani Bhandari, who determines your Prakriti (mind-body constitution) and prescribes the treatments best suited to your imbalances and health concerns (if any). Experience and trained therapists administer the procedures as per the guidelines of an Ayurvedic doctor.