May 14, 2019 1

5 Ancient Detox Methods For Optimal Health

Detoxification is a concept that has become important when talking about general health and Wellness. A proper detoxification regimen help to boost that healing process. The environment we are living in  with fast food & stressful life, we invariably end up in many minor and major life style diseases.To prevent these lifestyle diseases Ayurveda always propagated about preventive aspects of diseases with the help of classical panchakarma – the 5 bio purification processes.

Detoxification or Panchakarma helps in improving the functioning of digestive fire. Panchakarma is rapid acting therapy which works at the cellular level. These five intense internal purification’s allow biological system to return to homeostasis & rejuvenate the body. Panchakarma eliminates these metabolic toxins from the body & allows  healing of tissues.

For the ancient Panchakarma detox regimen, you should consult with a health care professional who can help set up a program that is right for you. This may include using a combination of External as well as internal treatments that work by stimulating the natural processes of elimination to cleanse it off these toxins that build up over time

Panchakarma is a highly individualized process. Treatment is carefully chosen according to a patient’s condition, strength, appetite, age, constitution, season and time of day. The complete procedure in done with utmost care and monitored and observed by physician with diet plan as per the detox chosen. Panchakarma is done in three stages.

  • Poorva Karma – Preparatory Stage

Unlike most methods of detoxification with juices etc, Ayurveda Panchakarma involves a preparatory phase called Poorva karma which prepares the body for intense cleanse. This includes regularizing the digestion, light diet, exclusive massage therapies like Udvartana ,Takradhara, snehana , swedana etc

  • Pradana Karma – Five Cleansing Methods

Main treatment which is designed as per the needs of individual by the expert physician. There are five therapies which can be used as per season or need.

      1. Vamana:

Therapeutic vomiting or emesis.Vaman treatment is particularly suggested basically for Kapha dominated conditions, such as weight gain, asthma and hyperacidity, skin conditions etc . Ideally Vasantha Rutu is good for seasonal cleanse

      1. Virechan:

Therapuetic purgation and most popular of the 5 procedures.Virechana  for normal person can be taken in sharadrutu for optimal benefits. Virechana treatment is prescribed fundamentally for Pitta dominated conditions, such as colitis, infertility, Chronic Fever, Diabetes, Asthma, Joint disorders, Digestive disorders, Hyper acidity, Headaches, Gynaecological disorders etc.

      1. Basti:

Excellent cleansing and medicated enema for all neuromuscular diseases and pains. Ideal time to take is rainy season to get rejuvenated.  It is highly recommended in hemiplegia, Facial paralysis, Arthritis, nervous disorder, Amenorrhea, infertility Constipation, Sexual debility ,Skin disease, obesity and many more

      1. Nasya:

Elimination of toxins through the nose, cleanses, purifies and strengthens the nasal passages. Nasya is a recommended remedy for nasal congestion, allergies, sinusitis, headaches, migraine, cervical spondylosis, hair fall, premature greying of hair, rhinitis.

      1. Rakta Moksha:

Detoxification of the blood. Raktamokshana can be used in the treatment of following diseases of Skin Psoriasis, liken planes, leukoderma, Hyperlipidemia, Heart Disease, Hypertension, Gout.

  • Paschat Karma-Post Detox Phase

Finally, and most importantly stage 3 after detoxification procedure one should incorporate an individual meal program that includes Easily digestable food with antioxidants, and low-glycemic foods that assist in the body’s healing processes.The diet plan after the detox is key element in detox plan and it varies as per the intensity of the procedures.

With proper Detox we can help our body become more efficient in allowing the detoxification pathways to function more proficiently. After this the physician can decide further treatment protocol like rasayanachikitsa (Rejuvination and antiageing therapy) samanacikitsa (Alliviating therapy).

Comments

    Genevieve Mendonsa

    I would like to enquire about the 5 day de stress pacakage & detox pa package too

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