PANCHA KARMA

 THE BENEFITS OF CLEANSING OR PANCHA KARMA

Pancha Karma can be used to maintain a minimal level of toxins in the body so as to prevent disease and strengthen immunity. 

This impairment of tridosha function leads to an over accumulation of dosha’s in the body. When the over accumulation restricts tridosha movement in the body’s channels (Srotas), it leads to a weakening of the bodily tissues (Dhatus) which will eventually lead to disease.

 

Over accumulated doshas and toxins need to be eliminated completely from the body before any diet or herbal supplements are prescribed. Hence, herbal or dietary therapies may not be effective unless the bodily channels (srotas) are cleaned and the over accumulated tridosha and toxins are removed from the body.

Pancha Karma, which means the five cleansing methods, is used in Ayurveda to remove excess toxins from the body. Pancha means five and the word 'karma' means 'an extensive and powerful action to remove impurities from the body'. Due to inappropriate diet and lifestyle, as well as impaired digestion, toxins accumulate in the body. If not removed, these toxins or impurities will eventually cause disease.

 

In Ayurveda, toxins begin to accumulate when digestion (agni) is inadequate (read more about the concept of agni in my blog post). When the level of toxins increases beyond the body's ability to get rid of them, this impairs the function of the tridosha (three physiological humors).

Cleansing therapies are recommended when facing the following health issues: 

  • Constipation

  • Acidity

  • Irritable bowel syndrome

  • Piles

  • Anal itching

  • Bloating

  • Obesity

  • Diabetes

  • Hiatal hernia

  • Skin problems

  • Acne

  • Pimples

  • Psoriasis

  • Gallstones

  • Allergies

  • Gout

  • Headaches

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Frozen shoulder

  • Osteoporosis

  • Spondylitis

  • Joint pain

  • Arthritis

  • Backache

  • Muscle pain

  • Migraine

  • Hot flashes

  • Impotence

  • Infertility

  • Menopausal problems

  • Menstrual cramps

  • Urinary tract infection

  • Uterine fibroids

  • Vaginal disorders

  • Thyroid disorders

  • Inflammation

  • Body odour

  • Insomnia

  • Tonsillitis

  • Fear

  • ​Depression

  • Sleep irregularity

  • Fatigue

  • Negative thinking

  • Kidney stones

  • Snoring

  • High LDL cholesterol

  • Stress

  • Chronic sore throat

  • Chronic cough/cold

  • Asthma

  • Bronchitis

Benefits of cleansing therapies include:

  • Blood, kidney, liver, joints and other body parts are cleansed and their function optimised.

  • The digestive tract is cleansed of accumulated waste and fermenting bacteria.

  • Excess mucus and congestion is cleared from the body.

  • Weight loss of up to 10 kgs.

  • Healthier skin

  • Balanced hormone secretions and strengthened immune system.

  • Enhanced concentration due to proper circulation of blood, air and nutrients to all parts of the body.

  • Cravings and dependence on alcohol, caffeine, drugs, nicotine or sugar are minimised without any special effort.

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