“Prevention is better than cure”. Well known proverb, which strongly emphasizes on preventive aspects. Its right of every human being to have a healthy life, but in 21st century “health” has become a “MIRAGE”, where everyone is suffering from one or the other diseases.
The main reason behind the suffering is our changed lifestyle, stressful work, food habits etc. So the question arises that, how to keep our self fit & healthy?
Yes, “Ayurveda” an eternal science, has all the secrets- which say that eliminating the waste byproducts from the body can prevent the diseases.
The day to day activities of a person leads to develop ‘Ama’ ( called undigested food or toxin or free radicals) in the body which gradually damages the internal functions & organs, in the later stages which leads to diseases.
Ayurveda has specified that removal of ama from the body is a primary measure in any treatment. Panchakarma or Five procedures have been explained by which ama can be easily expelled without any damage to the tissues or organs.
The 5 procedures are as follows.
5. Rakta mokshana.
Prior to panchakarma, there is a need to prepare body for the treatment called as Poorva karma like
• Deepana – Pachana – medicines to clear basic undigested food in stomach and intestine.
• Snehana – to oiliate body
• Swedhana – fomentation
1. Vamana – Emesis therapy
Purpose – to eliminate excess or vitiated Kapha from the body by inducing vomiting.
Recommended season – Vasanta rutu, ie month of March & April.
Indicated in – Hypothyroidism, PCOD, Asthma, Skin diseases, migrane, obesity, sinusitis, detoxification, infertility and etc.
2. Virechana – Purgation therapy
Purpose – To eliminate excess or vitiated Pitta from the body by inducing purgation.
Recommended season – Sharad rutu , ie month of September & October.
Indicated in – Herpes, obesity, urticaria, chronic wounds, skin diseases, infertility, migrane etc.
3. Basti – Enema therapy
Purpose – To eliminate excess or vitiated Vata; medicated milk, ghee, oil and other herbal preparations are given as enema .
Recommended season – Pravrut ie month of June & July.
Indicated in – Paralysis, disc prolapse, disc bulge, osteo arthritis, osteo porosis, siactica, constipation, rheumatic arthritis and such other neurological conditions.
Its considered as – Nose is the doorway to brain, in this procedure medicated oil, powders and herbal decoctions are instilled through nostrils.
In healthy person it is done to restore healthy hair, teeth and skin.
Disease indicated – Migrane, sinusitis, cervical spondilitis, hairfal, premature graying, paralysis and neurological conditions of brain.
5. Rakta mokshana – Blood letting
Blood often gets vitiated by vata, pitta, kapha doshas, as blood circulates throughout the body subtle changes or vitiation in doshas leads to related diseases in the organs like venous ulcers, pimples, dandruff, skin diseases,varicose veins, swelling in the joints an soo on.. so to cleanse the blood rakta mokshana is been advised by our acharyas.
Here the suitable vein is punctured and blood is allowed to flow out of the body which allows the body to regenerate or reproduce the blood which indeed will be fresh..
Pashcyath karma – Post procedure
During and soon after the panchakarma patient will be advised strict diet, which is equally important ,gradually patient will be given regular food. The purpose of the diet during treatment is to restore the digestive fire called ‘KoshtAgni’ in the body.
Those who follow all these procedures according to seasonal changes can prevent the fore coming diseases. “These therapies should be carried out under the guidance of well trained Ayurveda Vaidya. This will help the person to stay away from ill, pill and also the hospital bill.”- Vaidya Shruthi. P (Ayurveda physician)
Hadinbal, Honnavar Karnataka
At Brahmi Vaidyalaya is a Panchakarma Ayurvedic Centre in Bangalore, Panchkarma and Nadi parikshan will conduct by Ayurveda physician so book your prior appointment to get proper service and treatment.