Detoxification for you
Our body has its own Detoxification and excretory mechanism, which itself does the process unknowingly or involuntarily. This happens with the movements like the excretion, urination, sweating, expiration, menstruation, etc. Although our body is programmed for self-Detoxifying there is still some amount of residual toxin remains. These toxins go ahead to accumulate over a period of time and thereby lays a foundation for many diseases including chronic and acute conditions.
In Ayurveda, a specialized branch known as Panchakarma is developed and fully dedicated towards Detoxification and rejuvenation. Pancha meaning five and karma meaning procedures, thus the five procedures are Vaman, Virechana, Basti, Nasya, Raktamokshana. Each of these has their specific mode of action, area of action and specific detailed protocols as described in the Samhitas. When these karmas done under the guidance of an experienced and well trained staff including the Ayurvedic physician, therapist and care taker provides with deep and microscopic level cleansing resulting in improved metabolism and decreased catabolism.
Detoxification on regular basis and on advice of an Ayurvedic physician can slower the progression of disease and also reverse it, if diagnosed and treated in early stages. Along with the effects in disease conditions Panchakarma also plays an important role in maintaining health and harmony in the various systems of body. A healthy individual is expected to follow the procedure at least once a year to maintain and uplift the level of health and fitness.
However in disease condition the decision of Panchakarma is to be strictly taken by the Ayurvedic physician considering a number of factors such as the indications & contraindications, climatic conditions, stage of disease and its threshold, etc. Though Panchakarma is an important part of Ayurvedic treatment, it cannot bypass the medication. Panchakarma is an absolute cleansing of body whereas herbal medication is a must to be followed as per the advice of the Ayurvedic physician; thus it is a holistic approach towards a better health.