Panchakarma is a traditional Ayurvedic therapy that is designed to cleanse and rejuvenate the body, mind, and spirit. The therapy involves a series of five therapeutic treatments that are performed in a specific sequence to eliminate toxins, restore balance, and promote overall well-being.
The five treatments that are typically included in Panchakarma therapy are Vamana (emesis therapy), Virechana (purgation therapy), Basti (enema therapy), Nasya (nasal administration of medicine), and Raktamokshana (bloodletting therapy). Each of these treatments is designed to eliminate specific toxins and impurities from the body and to restore balance to the three doshas (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha).
Before beginning Panchakarma therapy, an Ayurvedic practitioner will perform a thorough evaluation to determine a person’s unique mind-body constitution and to identify any imbalances or health concerns that may be present. Based on this evaluation, the practitioner will develop a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to the individual’s specific needs.