How Ayurveda supports detoxifying the body
This article helps to explain about how with the help of Ayurveda a person may live healthier or remove the unwanted toxins from the body or achieve desirable health goal, which could be increase in your immunity or shed the extra pounds or strengthen your muscle, bones or heart tissues etc.
Quick Word Of Warning!!
This detox is not for everyone. If you are looking for an aggressive way to get top of your health then you are at the wrong place.
Even though panchakarma detox can get fast results but it’s not the type of quick start type. The person need to be physically as well as mentally prepared to consider this type of detox.
Every day, constantly we are exposed to an unbelievably polluted environment choked with millions of toxins. Everything we eat, the air we breathe, the things we touch have a certain amount of pollutants in them. This is the primary reason as to why people all around the world are becoming weaker day by day instead of getting healthier.
However, the immune system of a human body has self-inherent detoxification ability, which can kill the toxins. But because a large number of pollutants get absorbed in our bodies, the healing system breaks down causing severe illnesses in the long run. Thus, it becomes essential to adopt an effective body detox plan to prevent the accumulation of harmful toxins in our body systems.
When you feel sluggish? Are struggling with skin related problem, chronic pain or digestive or stress related issues? Not able to concentrate effectively, feeling tired, restless and unhealthy all the time, then it may be time for body detoxification.
Ayurvedic texts suggest that everyone should get panchakarma detoxification at least once a year.
Detox in Ayurvedic way is preventative for those who are healthy and need to maintain and improve their cellular function and curative for those who are experiencing any disease or disorder. It plays a key role in cleansing the body of toxins, which are accumulated everyday.
Panchkarma 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 revitalize body’s self-healing mechanisms.
The key to remaining healthy is awareness of self. If you know your Ayurvedic Body constitution or Prakriti, then you can remain 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 that eating the right kinds of food for your prakruti maintains vitality and balance, while eating the wrong kinds creates imbalance in the doshas, the first step in the genesis of toxins and disease.
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 properly digested. The undigested, unabsorbed food particles accumulate in the gastrointestinal tract and turn into the 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 causes of disease in ayurveda. It is refered as toxin in lay man's language. The presence of ama in the system can be felt as fatigue, or a feeling of physical or emotional heaviness. It may induce constipation, indigestion, gas and diarrhea; or it may generate bad 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.
To remove ama from the system, Ayurveda employs many internal cleansing programs. One of these, most widely known to world, is a five-procedure program known as Panchakarma (“five actions”).
Important note: Panchakarma is a special, powerful procedure requiring guidance from a properly qualified and trained Ayurvedic Practitioner, not just someone with a modest amount of Ayurvedic training. It is performed individually for each person, with his or her specific constitution and medical condition in mind and it requires close observation and supervision at every stage, including post-panchakarma support.
Lets understand how a qualified ayurvedic practitioner performs full-fleshed panchkarma detox.
The panchakarma programs used at Ayurvedic treatment centers include pre-purification methods to prepare the body to let go of the toxins, followed by the purification methods themselves.
The first preparatory step is Internal Oleation. The client is asked to drink a specific, small quantity of ghee (clarified butter) every day for 5 to 7 days. The ghee creates a thin film in the body’s channels that lubricates them, allowing the ama lodged in the deep connective tissues to move freely, without sticking to the channels, to 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 the form of oil massage (snehana) and sweating (swedana). Oil is applied to the entire body with a particular kind of massage that helps the toxins move toward the gastrointestinal tract.
Ayurvedic massage also softens both the superficial and deep tissues, helping to relieve stress and to nourish the nervous system. Then the individual is given a steam bath, which further loosens the toxins and increases their movement toward the gastrointestinal tract.
After complete internal and external oleation, it is conidered that the aggravated doshas will become well “ripened.”
At this point the practitioner gives purgation or laxative therapy (virechana) to remove aggravated doshas and accumulated ama from the small intestines, colon, kidneys, stomach, liver, spleen, lymphatic system and entire body cells.
In other words, 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.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Should You Use Ghee?
The use of ghee for internal oleation is recommended for most people. However, individuals with high and uncontrolled blood levels of cholesterol, triglycerides and sugar should not use it.
If you wish to enjoy a healthier life by following an effective detoxification plan, please contact Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic.
The Clinic is under the care of Gurnam Saini (B.A.M.S) & Pooja Saini (B.A.M.S). Gurnam Singh Saini also holds a certificate in Panchkarma Detox.
All patients undergo a detailed health and lifestyle assessment before any Ayurvedic diagnosis is made. 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 & many more. For advice regarding the body detox plan for you book your appointment with us today.
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