Panchakarma is ayurveda's detoxification and purification treatment. Panchakarma means the "five therapies" namely, Vasti, Nasya, Virechana, Vamana and Raktamoskshana. These series of therapies help remove illness from the body while balancing with energies that govern all biological functions.
Vasti (Enema). Vasti (Enema) is the mother of all Panchakarma treatments since it cleanses the accumulated toxins from all doshas, Kapha, Vata and Pitta, through the colon. Medicated oil or ghee and an herbal decoction is given as enema to increase the muscle tone and clean the colon.
Nasya (Nose Cleaning). Nasya involves administration of medicated oil through the nose to cleanse Kapha toxins from the neck region and head.
Virechana (Purgation). Virechana is medicated purgation therapy which removes toxins from the body that are accumulated in the gallbladder and liver, it completely cleanses the gastro-intestinal tract.
Vamana (Emesis). Vamana is a medicated emesis therapy in ayurveda which removes toxins collected in the respiratory tract and in the whole body. This is given to people with high imbalance.
Raktamoksha (Blood Purification). Raktamoksha is procedure to cleanse the blood and is advised only in rare conditions. It is not advisable during general Panchakarma.
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