Bloodletting

Toxins absorbed into the bloodstream through the gastro-intestinal tract get circulated throughout the body, manifesting under the skin or in the joint-spaces making rooms for disease. Their elimination and purification of the blood then becomes necessary. Thus this therapy is very good in case of all imbalance of blood and pitta disorders as stubborn skin diseases, tumours, gout, excessive drowsiness, ...

Nasal Therapy

Making use of medicated oils taken through the nostrils, it is used to assist emesis therapy in dislodging toxins and excess kapha from the throat, nose, sinus & other organs. It is effective for diseases in the head, ears, nose, throat, teeth and improving connections between the senses & respective organs. Although it is not suitable for patients suffering from indigestion, thirst, ...

Enema Therapy

Considered the best treatment for a deranged vata, it purifies and rejuvenates the colon that then nourishes the entire body and helps to gain control of the disease process before it goes into a migratory phase. Classified into Oily Enema, Decoction Enema, and Enema therapies, it is administered through the anal passage or vagina. Because vata is the force behind retention or ...

Purgation Therapy

Aims to eliminate those doshas that cannot be removed by emesis or through other channels as kidneys, lungs and sweat glands. It is highly effective in cases of fever, skin diseases, bleeding from the mouth & nose, piles, worms, gout, vaginal diseases, anal problems, fistulas, anemia, glandular swellings and loss of appetite. A systematic therapy for the elimination of pitta and pitta–kapha performed through the anus ...

Emesis Therapy

This is really effective for nasal disorders, tuberculosis, bronchitis, asthma, diabetes, poor digestion, anorexia, dyspepsia, inflammation of lymph glands, epilepsy, insanity, edema, obesity, heart diseases and pangeutis. Since kapha resides in the upper part of the body, its elimination by the nearest route is an acceptable and desirable, given that if any dosha is eliminated from its chief site the chances of recurrence are ...

Fomentation Therapy

Fomentation, or sweating, necessarily follows oleation. Induced by heat from different sources it brings sweat on the skin through hair follicles by opening the pores of the skin. Due to fomentation the agni is increased and the fatty tissue gets mobilised. While throwing out waste as ama (toxins) through the skin it also helps liquify aggravated doshas, dilating all body channels for the cleansing. It ...

Duration of Panchkarma

The whole treatment of nearly a months duration is generally broken up in this manner : 1st cycle 1st-7th days of oelation, fomentation and nasal therapies. 8th day emesis therapy. 3 days off. 2nd cycle 1st-7th days of oelation, fomentation and nasal therapies. 8th day purgation therapy. 3 days off. 3rd cycle 1st-7th days of oelation, fomentation and nasal therapies ...

The Three Stages

  Poorva (pre) Karma – These important preparatory procedures have two parts Oelation (snehana) Therapy Fomentation (swedana) Therapy Pradhan (main) Karma – Consists of the five essential purificatory therapies, namely. Emesis Therapy Purgation Therapy Enema Therapy Nasal Therapy Bloodletting Paschat (post) Karma – Crucial follow-up therapies that include diet, medication & lifestyle. Introduction | Basic Principles | The Three Stages | Durations

Basic Principles

Panchakarma consists of medicated emesis (vamana) to remove excess kapha, therapeutic purgation (viracana) to clear excess pitta, medicated enema (vasti) to eject excess vata, nasal drops or snuffs (nasya) for diseases of the head & neck and bloodletting (raktamokshana) in case of blood disorders. Five purification procedures for removing accumulated toxins and other waste material in the body. As the humors and tissues are ...

Panchkarma

Oelation Therapy Involves saturation of the body with herbal & medicated oil via external & internal oelation to make it soft and disintegrate the doshas. Takes between three to seven days to take effect. The medium used is of 4 types – vegetable oils (for external oelation), animal fat & fats from bones (for internal oelation) and clarified butter (for internal oelation). ...