Poorvakarma is a process performed before the main treatment required under panchakarma. This is done to channelize the toxins in the body to be pulled out later in detoxification process of pradhankarma. Fire elements in the body is increased by therapies and administration of herbal medicines through the openings under the supervision of esteemed team of doctors and is known as deepana or pachana. After this the process is carried out to oleate the body internally and externally for a period of 3-5 days known as snehana, depending upon the condition of the patient. Technique of oleation is called Snehana, Ghrita (clarified butter) is administered in the body for internal oleation; quantity is determined by the body type of the individual.
External oleation is performed by several methods as described under Ayurveda therapies that is Abhyanga, Pizhichil, sirodhara, patra pottali and bhaspa swedana means steam bath.
Post oleation body is treated with steam bath, which stimulate toxins to excrete through sweat glands. This process is known as swedana and helps in mobilizing toxins to be pulled out thoroughly in the main process of pradhanakarma.
This is a combination of five procedure of purification of the whole body.
- Vamana (Emesis),
- Virechana (Purgation),
- Niruhavasti (Decoction enema) and anuvasana basti
- Nasyam (administration of medicine through nostrils),
- Raktamokshana (bloodletting).
Internal and external oleation is performed followed by bhaspa swedana (steam bath) is given subsequently for liquefaction of the toxins in the body. The medications induced stimulates the body internally and toxins are released through sweat glands and vomiting. This process is beneficial for body type dominant with kapha tendency. Asthama, chronic cough, and other forms of diseases related to lungs are cured through this process.
Toxins from bowels are eliminated with this procedure. The oleation done in the poorvakarma helps the liquification of toxins in the bowels. Herbal Laxatives are administered to clear the clutter from bowels easily. This procedure is very effective for all the problems related to intestine, IBS, Obesity, rhemutid arthritis, skin disorders etc. Such type of illness is found in people with predominant in pitta and kapha dosha, purgation is an effective procedure to cure such ailments.
Enema treatment (Vasti)
This is vital part of panchakarma treatment beneficial for chronic diseases. Herbal oils and medicated decoctions are administered alternative days through rectum for a period of 5-10 days for detoxification of bowels, eliminate the toxins from sigmoid colon and intestinal strength. This treatment is also known as medicated enema and beneficial for vata and pitta dominated individuals suffering from arthritis, obesity, skin disorders, intestinal disorders, female disorders, rheumatism and chronic constipation.
As the name suggests Nasyam is therapy in which herbal oil, medicines and juices are administered through nose for a period of 7-14 days for optimum result. Massage on the shoulders and head is done to relax the upper body and head prior to the induction of herbal medicine through nostrils. This treatment is used to for headache, migraine, mental disorders and nasal problems including sinusitis. Chronic rhinitis. Also beneficial in frozen shoulder, cervical spondylitis. The diseases related to above the shoulder the Nasya is indicated.
Blood is the carrier of oxygen and nutrients in the body, it also carries impurity and toxins which can cause many problems to the internal organs. Blood is released through by certain parts of the body by treatment under medical supervision to release toxins and impurities. This can be helpful in many skin diseases such as eczema, psoriasis and abscesses, varicose veins etc.
Panchakarma therapy is incomplete without a strict diet regime, as Ayurveda describes “you are what you eat”. Diet chart is prepared according to body type and predominant dosha to keep the body in balance with its true nature. The specific dietary requirement are as follow:
All meals should be vegetarian, preferably seasonal fruits and vegetables.
Individual should keep themselves in room temperature at all times, no external source should be used to heat or cool down the body.
Daytime nap should be strictly avoided
Refrain from sexual activities including masturbation.
Habit of early to bed and early to rise should be induced in schedule.
Anything which can be a potential cause of stress should be avoided.
Junk food should never be the part of meal.
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All the Panchkarma therapy can be done for the person who is healthy and wants to be healthy always , also the panchkarma therapy is done before starting the Rejuvenative medication and medicines for chronic diseases under the supervision of doctors.
According to ayurvedic classical books, the person who wants to take all the classical panchakarma treatments should be free for 60 to 70 days by following all the instructions of diet and daily routine activities advised by the doctors.
But nowadays the people are not having so much of time to do the all the panchkarma treatments together and for some people all the panchkarma treatments are not advised due to their individual complaints. So the treatments are planned according to constitution, imbalance dosha and individual complaints after consultation with doctors. The doctor will decide the proper treatment and medicine for the individual and plan treatment for 7,10,14 or 21 days .