What is Panchkarma Ayurvedic Treatment?

Panchkarma is based on the central concept of Ayurveda which is the oldest healing system in the world, with its origin in the ancient civilization of India, about 3000-5000 years ago. According to Ayurveda, the diseases are caused by the accumulation of Ama or toxic substances in the body. They unbalance the body and mind and disturbs the three Doshas; Vata, Kapha and Pitta. The appearance of the disease occurs with the imbalance that occurs between the three doshas.

The role of Panchkarma is to rebalance the doshas and bring them back to the equilibrium so that good health for the individual can be attained.

Ayurvedic practitioners believe that every disease has its origin from the digestive tract. They consider the poor diets, bad health habits and other bad habits that cause toxic called Ama to accumulate in the body. The result is the imbalance between three doshas rises and the disease appears on the individual. Panchkarma therefore targets to cleanse the body from excess Ama and restore the digestive power or Agni such that the food taken in could get easily digested and act as a medicine.

The first step in Panchkarma Ayurvedic treatment is the proper and complete examination of the patient. It requires the Ayurvedic practitioner to diagnose and determine the type and the extent of Panchkarma treatment that could be referred to the patient. Panchkarma is used along with different Ayurvedic medicines to treat different kinds of chronic ailments. It supports healing and recovery of the patient from diseases by removal of toxic substances from the body. Panchkarma can also be used in the prevention and improving general well-being of the people.