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Panchakarma

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Panchakarma

Panchakarma is a process used to clean the body of toxic materials left by disease, poor nutrition and environmental toxins. Normally the body has the innate ability to efficiently process and remove these waste materials. However, the body’s internal homeostasis can become disorganized due to poor diet & exercise patterns, lifestyle, and genetic predisposition, the digestive enzymes, metabolic co-factors, and hormones. This can lead to the accumulation and spread of toxins throughout the physiology resulting in disease. Disease results in a foul-smelling, sticky, harmful substance that needs to be completely evacuated from the body.

Panchakarma corrects imbalances in the body by encouraging the elimination of harmful toxins out of your system through the body’s own organs and channels of elimination (colon, sweat glands, lungs, bladder, urinary tract, stomach, intestines, etc). Panchakarma purifies the tissues at a very deep level.

Panchakarma is a five-fold therapy; it is highly individualized based on the needs of the individual depending on the Ayurvedic constitutional type, doshic imbalances, age, digestive strength, immune status, and many other factors. Depending on each individual’s needs, all or only parts of the five therapies are utilized. Specially trained therapists must administer these procedures in an exact sequence for a specified period of time.

Panchakarma Therapy is a holistic medical procedure and is managed by a qualified Ayurvedic Physician who can determine the patient’s constitutional type, the nature of the health problem (if any), and the appropriate degree of intensity of the prescribed therapies.

Not only is this treatment process deeply cleansing, it is also a very pleasurable experience that is tailored to individual needs and may involve:

  • Daily warm oil massage
  • Herbal steam therapy
  • Lymphatic massage
  • Herbal enemas
  • Nasal administrations
  • Shirodhara

 

Panchakarma treatments have been shown to create measurable brain wave coherence and to lower metabolic activity. They allow the body and mind to drop into a profound level of peacefulness. In this state of relaxation, it is possible to cleanse toxins from tissues as well as to release deeply held emotional tensions.

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