PANCHAKARMA - THE FIVE ACTIONS OF ELIMINATION
Longevity and vitality is dependent upon healthy strong tissues and keeping them free from the accumulation of gunk and excess waste. Cleansing has been addressed in Ayurveda through a system known as panchakarma or the five methods of elimination. These procedures include the use of emetics, purgation, substances administered through the nasal cavity, enema therapies and bloodletting.
- Nasya – Nasal therapy
- Vamana – Emetic therapy
- Virechana – Purgation therapy
- Basti – Enema therapy
- Rakta moksha – Blood letting
Generally panchakarma involves pre and post treatment procedures. Pre treatment procedures consist of prepping the digestive system using specific herbs and cleansing recipes to stimulate enzymatic and digestive secretions. This is intended to strengthen digestion and dissolve gunk that has accumulated in the digestive organs and abdominal cavity. If you experience gas, wind, bloating, reflux, sluggish digestion, loose bowels or constipation chances are you have digestive gunk.
Medicated fats are then administered to loosen the accumulated gunk and metabolic residue in the tissue systems responsible for hindering healthy cellular function and nourishment.
When the body is properly saturated encouraging the cells to secrete this gunk and excess waste, external oleation and fomentation procedures are then administered in the form of herbal oil massage and herbal steam baths.
This encourages the nervous system to completely relax and directs metabolic gunk into the lymphatic system and towards the channels of elimination.
The main treatment is selected based on the most practical opening of elimination (nasal cavity, mouth, anal canal, blood vessels) depending on present health and constitution of the patient.
Once impurities have been properly eliminated from the body, post-treatment procedures are used in the form of nutrition, daily activities, rejuvenative herbs and minerals to rebuild and strengthen.
The body and mind is then able to return to its natural vibrant healthy state.
This procedure also optimises the absorption and efficacy of all of the powerful adaptagenic, restorative and nootropic herbs, fungi's and compounds available today.
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POST CLEANSING REJUVENATION
Another important factor consider in cleansing is what is known in Ayurveda as Rasayana (“ra-saiya-na)or rejuvenation therapy. After cleansing, the body can become weakened therefore more susceptible to imbalance due to external factors. For this reason it is important to strengthen digestive and metabolic processes and rebuild healthy strong tissues and immune functions.
Ayurveda adopts nutritional therapy as well rasayana herbs that have been used for their life extending properties. If cleansing is done correctly we maximize our potential to digest and absorb nutrients to build healthy strong robust tissues. Rasayana therapy is the knowledge of taking the individual from a state of neutral health to peak performance.
Through the careful art of nourishing and cleansing therapies in accordance with proper times of the year appropriate to the individual - longevity, health and wellness is easily achieved.