Panchakarma Therapy For Body Detox

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  • 27/06/2020

Panchakarma Therapy for Body Detox

Panchakarma is one of the most popular treatments prescribed in Ayurveda, that is now making a return among the health-conscious. It is a total cleanse that rejuvenates the mind and body in five steps which include herbal oil massages, a healing kitchari diet, cleansing enemas, steam baths, and other purifying practices.

The treatment process seeks to eliminate toxins from the system, heal ailments, rebalance the Doshas, and renew a sense of clarity and inner peace. It is a critical detoxification process that restores health, mind, and age with the help of medicated oils.

Unlike other treatment processes, this is quite intensive but quite rewarding as it completely purifies and detoxes the body.

Here are the five traditional therapies of Panchakarma:

Basti- Herbalised oil enemas Nasya- Nasal irrigation Vamana- Therapeutic Vomiting Virechana- Purgation Raktamokshana- Blood Letting

Talking in detail about the therapies:


Ayurvedic Basti involves injecting herbal substances like oil and decoctions in a liquid medium into the intestine. Basti refers to the urinary bladder. Considered to be one of the most important therapies, Basti keeps a check on Vata dosha, which is the root cause of significant ailments. It also controls Kapha and Pitta.


This is the process where the patient is made to inhale medicated oils through the nose, eliminating any excess humors accumulated in the sinuses, nose, throat, or head areas. During this process, the area around the neck, shoulders, nose, palm, and feet are simultaneously massaged. This is especially beneficial for conditions such as migraine, sinusitis, chronic cold, and chest congestion.


Also known as medical vomiting, this process helps to eliminate Kapha dosha that causes excess mucus in the body. It needs to be carried out on an empty stomach. Kapha is liquified by applying heat to the chest region as well as the back. After the liquefaction of Kapha in the body, a medicated drink is given to the patient that stimulates vomiting.


This healing process includes the elimination of toxic matter from the intestines by administering therapeutic purgation or a therapeutic laxative. The process effectively cures diseases like jaundice and haemorrhoids.


This is an effective way and therapy to purify the blood. It removes small quantities of blood to neutralize accumulated Pitta toxins of many blood-borne diseases. The process is carefully controlled and carried out under supervision or by an expert practitioner.

##Health benefits of Panchkarma: Boosts metabolism Eliminates toxins Strengthens tissue functions Assists in balancing all three doshas Helps to follow a healthy diet and lifestyle Reduces stress, improves relaxation & tolerance Fights the ageing process Boosts the immunity levels Improves strength, endurance, and vitality Cures chronic ailments and diseases Detoxifies the body naturally Improves skin quality and lustre Helps in weight loss Treats depression Helps fight insomnia Panchakarma is a treatment that is modified to suit each person's body and constitution, so make sure you undertake your treatment with a suitably qualified practitioner of Ayurvedic medicine.

##How TATA AIG takes care of you through Ayurveda You might think something so ancient and traditional might not get covered under your regular health insurance plan but at Tata AIG, your health comes first. So, whether you need Ayurveda or western allopathy, we will take care of you. Tata AIG MediCare covers not only Ayurveda but also other traditional medicine systems such as Unani, Sidha and Homeopathy under its AYUSH benefit. Though make sure you receive the treatment at a government hospital or an institution accredited by the Quality Council of India. So #ThinkAhead and explore the best options when it comes to your health.

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