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What is Panchakarma?


To remove Ama (toxins) from the system, Ayurveda employs many Ayurvedic detox internal bio-cleansing programs. One of these, most widely known worldwide, is a five-procedure program called Panchakarma ("five actions") treatment. Panchakarma is the Sanskrit term for detox or purification and translates as the five (Pancha) actions (karma) necessary to cleanse the body from accumulated waste material. These waste materials could be anything from fat, fatty acids, carbs, glucose, cholesterol or inflammatory markers.


Ayurveda, an ancient Indian system of medicine, has been practised by Ayurvedic practitioners for thousands of years to enhance health and well-being and rectify long-standing chronic diseases. Ayurvedic Doctors may prescribe various herbs and medicines during and after the Panchakarma treatment to ensure effectiveness. But there is no one set rule for two individuals about the Panchakarma detox plan. One's Ayurvedic detox panchakarma plans, herbs and oils might look completely different from another based on their body strength, doshas and spread of disease etc.


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Panchakarma is believed to rejuvenate and revitalize the mind and body and systematically strengthen and balance all the body's primary tissues and organs. Through a series of therapeutic procedures planned by Ayurvedic Practitioners, Ayurvedic detox is tailored to the client's constitution (Prakriti) or imbalance doshas. Only a proper, planned Panchakarma treatment systematically helps to release, melt, loosen, mobilize and eliminate toxins and impurities from all bodily issues.


Once tissues have been cleansed and digestive fire has been strengthened, an Ayurveda doctor will recommend the food and herbs, which would then be capable of being effectively metabolized by the body. Health improvement is then possible and constant.


What Are the Steps of Panchakarma Detoxification?


For an Ayurvedic detox like Panchakarma detox to be successful, one must first rest the mind and the digestive system, as these are our two most energy-demanding activities. This Ayurvedic detox method maximizes the potential energy available for cleansing, re-balancing and strengthening the body.


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The next step is to gently move waste products and toxins (Ama) from where they are lodged in the deeper structures of the body and to eliminate them either through the nose and mouth (through nasya & Vamana therapy), the gastrointestinal tract (through an enema or basti therapy) or through the pores of the skin (through heating or sweating therapy - sedan). Finally, one needs to nourish and strengthen the body with natural herbs and Indian Medicines. To safely and comfortably flush toxins and impurities from the body require several essential stages. 



What Does Panchakarma Detoxification Treatment Involve?


Let's understand how a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner performs full-fleshed panchakarma detox. The panchakarma Ayurvedic detox programs used at Ayurvedic treatment canters include pre-purification methods to prepare the body to let go of the toxins, followed by purification methods.


The first preparatory step is called Internal Oleation. The client is asked to drink a specific, small quantity of ghee (medicated clarified butter) every day, instead of breakfast, for 5 to 7 days. The ghee creates a thin film in the body's channels that lubricates them, allowing the lodged Ama (toxins) in the deep connective tissues to move freely, without sticking to the tracks, into the gastrointestinal tract for elimination. Internal oleation is done for five days or even longer, depending on the individual circumstances.


This is followed by External Oleation in oil massage (snehana) and sweating (Sweden). Oil is applied to the entire body with a massage that helps the toxins move toward the gastrointestinal tract. Ayurvedic massage also softens the superficial and deep tissues, helping relieve stress and nourish the nervous system. Then the individual is given a herbal steam bath, which further loosens the toxins and increases their movement toward the gastrointestinal tract.


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After complete internal and external oleation therapies, it is considered that the aggravated doshas are well "ripened" and are ready to be removed. The Ayurveda practitioner gave purgation or laxative therapy (virechana) to remove aggravated doshas and accumulated Ama from the small intestines and colon.


So far, only the removal of toxins and cleansing of the body is done. But after this, rejuvenation therapy is started in the last stage of panchakarma treatment. This rejuvenation therapy will help modulate the body's lymphatic system or immunity, re-educate the cells, or reboot the cell's functions or body doshas. 



Can I Do Panchakarma Detoxification at Home?


Panchakarma Ayurvedic detox is a unique, powerful treatment or procedure requiring guidance from a suitably qualified and trained Ayurvedic Practitioner or doctor, not just someone with a modest amount of Ayurvedic training. It is performed and planned individually for each person, with their specific constitution and medical condition in mind, and it requires close observation, guidance, and supervision at every stage, including post-panchakarma support.


So one should never plan its panchakarma treatment. Only an Ayurvedic doctor should arrange this. Out of whole panchakarma treatments, few things can be done at home. Only following steps or stages of panchakarma treatment can be done at home, but still, your ayurvedic doctor should supervise everything.

  • The first stage of panchakarma treatment (internal oleation- taking medicated ghee)- can be taken from home.
  • The second stage of panchakarma treatment (external oleation- getting specific ayurvedic therapies)- must be done only in the ayurvedic clinic.
  • The third stage of Panchakarma treatment (medicated purgation)- can be done from home (under the strict supervision of an Ayurveda doctor).
  • The fourth stage of Panchakarma Ayurvedic detox is the rejuvenation stage, where khichadi must be eaten thrice daily; it can be done from home.


What Are the Most Common Side Effects of Panchakarma?


This Ayurveda Panchakarma detox is only for some. If you are looking for an aggressive way to treat your health that may show quick results but might bring some damaging side effects in return, then Ayurveda or Panchakarma is not your treatment of choice.



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Ayurveda is a highly effective line of natural treatment. Still, it may work slowly in different individuals, as Ayurveda treatment involves the Ayurvedic doctor understanding and diagnosing the root cause of the disease and eradicating the cause by cleansing the body and offering various Ayurvedic Medicines. Panchakarma is a part of the Ayurvedic Treatment that offers cleansing via the Ayurveda detox program.


Even though panchakarma detox can get fast results but it's not the quick start type. The person needs to be physically and mentally prepared to consider Panchakarma detox.


We are constantly exposed to an unbelievably polluted environment with millions of toxins daily. Everything we eat, the air we breathe, and the things we touch have a certain amount of pollutants. This is the primary reason people worldwide are becoming weaker daily instead of getting healthier.

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Ayurveda, the traditional Indian Medicine science, brings us vast information on our daily diet and lifestyle choices that can help us enhance our immunity and fight these pollutants effectively.  The human body's immune system has a self-inherent detoxification ability to kill toxins. But because many pollutants get absorbed in our bodies, the healing system breaks down, causing severe illnesses in the long run.


Thus, adopting a practical body detox plan becomes essential to prevent the accumulation of harmful toxins in our body systems. If you are looking at cleansing and detoxing your body and want to try Ayurveda, the traditional Indian Medicines science, then Ayurvedic detox or Panchakarma Detox might be your choice of detox!  If not appropriately planned or its instructions are not followed correctly, Panchakarma can also cause different side effects. Side effects could vary from more loose motions than expected, headaches and feeling cloudy in the head during stage one, etc.


When and How Can I Detox My Body from Ayurveda Panchakarma Treatment?


When do you feel sluggish? Are you struggling with skin, chronic pain, or digestive or stress-related issues? If you are not If you are unable to concentrate effectively and feel tired, restless and unhealthy all the time, it may be time for body Panchakarma treatment detoxification.


Ayurvedic texts suggest that everyone should get panchakarma detoxification at least once or twice a year. Ayurvedic Practitioners may suggest Panchkarma detox at the change of the season to maintain the health of a healthy person or to specifically suggest Panchakarma detox as a part of an Ayurvedic Treatment plan and wanting to offer Ayurvedic Medicine to a clean body to enhance the effectiveness of these Indian herbs and medicines.


In the Ayurvedic way, Panchakarma Detoxification is preventative for those who are healthy and need to maintain and improve their cellular function and curative for those experiencing any disease or disorder. It plays a crucial role in cleansing the body of toxins, which are accumulated every day. Panchakarma detox opens up the body's energy paths, stimulates the circulation of body fluids, regulates the digestive systems, activates the lymphatic system, improves skin and body tone, strengthens muscles, bones, and blood vessels, and revitalizes the body's self-healing mechanisms.



What Can I Expect from Panchakarma?


The key to remaining healthy is awareness of self. Suppose you know your Ayurvedic Body constitution or Prakriti. In that case, you can stay alert to how your mind, body and emotions respond to the changing conditions in your environment and the numerous facets of your daily life, such as the food you eat. You can make informed choices to maintain good health. The Ayurvedic principle is simply eating the right food for your prakruti maintains vitality and balance, while eating the wrong kind creates an imbalance in the doshas.

When the doshas are aggravated because of frequent poor diet, unhealthy lifestyle, negative emotions, or other factors, they first affect Agni (the body's biological fire or metabolism, which governs digestion and assimilation). When Agni becomes weakened or disturbed, food is not digested correctly. The undigested, unabsorbed food particles accumulate in the gastrointestinal tract, becoming a toxic, sticky substance called Ama. This Ama clogs the intestines, overflows through other bodily channels such as the blood vessels, and infiltrates the bodily tissues, causing disease.

Ama is thus considered the root cause of disease in Ayurveda. It is referred to as a toxin in layman's language. The presence of Ama in the system can be felt as fatigue or physical or emotional heaviness. It may induce constipation, indigestion, gas and diarrhea, or it may generate lousy breath, a bad taste in the mouth, stiffness in the body, or mental confusion. Ama can most easily be detected as a thick coating on the tongue.

So after getting a proper and planned panchakarma treatment, one can expect the symptoms mentioned above of ama removal from the body. Also, one feels relaxed, calm, composed, grounded and organized. Five senses get sharper and more alert. 


What Is the Benefit of Panchakarma? A Holistic Approach to Health and Well-Being


The following are the different benefits of a good panchakarma treatment:

  • Cleanses the digestive tract
  • Increases energy and vitality
  • Balances the mind
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Improves digestion, assimilation
  • Eliminates disease-causing free-radicals
  • Strengthens the endocrine system
  • Creates clarity of mind
  • Releases negative emotions
  • Reduces mental 'chatter.'
  • Increases muscle strength and tone
  • Strengthens and regenerates bone tissue
  • Balances the nervous system
  • Decreases cholesterol
  • Unblocks arteries
  • Balances high and low blood pressure
  • Eliminates toxins and metabolic waste
  • Detoxifies the liver and blood
  • Increases health and happiness
  • Improves complexion and skin tone


Should I use Ghee for Panchakarma?


The use of ghee for internal oleation is recommended for most people in the Ayurveda Panchakarma detox program. This ghee may be infused with Ayurveda medicinal herbs, plain ghee, or clarified butter. However, individuals with high and uncontrolled blood levels of cholesterol, triglycerides and sugar might not use it (based on your Ayurvedic doctor's suggestion). Even if you are suitable to take ghee but you don't want to take it because of some dietary choices, or you are vegan, you can discuss other options with your Ayurveda Practitioner as alternatives like flax seed oil can be chosen if Ayurveda doshas allow doing so. 


Panchakarma Melbourne: Where You Can Experience the Power of Panchakarma for Yourself


If you wish to enjoy a healthier life by following an effective Panchakarma detoxification plan, please contact the team of Ayurvedic Practitioners at Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic in Melbourne. 


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Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic and Keraliya Ayurvedic Panchakarma Center are under the care of Gurnam Saini (B.A.M.S) & Pooja Saini (B.A.M.S). Gurnam Singh Saini also holds a certificate in Panchakarma detox treatments. Both contain an Ayurveda Doctor qualification from India. Gurnam Saini and Pooja Saini have been practicing Ayurveda in Melbourne since 2007.


All patients undergo a detailed health and lifestyle assessment before making any Ayurvedic diagnosis. A complete Ayurvedic health consultation includes establishing the Ayurvedic body type, determining the cause of dosha imbalance in the body, lifestyle assessment, special diet, ayurvedic therapies, and detox programs along with a prescription of ayurvedic medicines & herbs, and many more. Book your appointment today at Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic, Melbourne, for advice regarding your Panchakarma treatment detox plan. 


Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic offers various services and facilities for balancing, rejuvenating the mind and body, and detoxifying.


You can either visit in person at Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic, 413 High Street, Northcote, Melbourne, Victoria or avail yourself the opportunity through online consultation with the Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic team to know your Ayurveda Body type and start or continue your Ayurveda journey with us.


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