In today’s fast-paced world when pollution, stress, and unhealthy lifestyles are frequently taking a toll on our skin, we are looking for ways that promise lasting solutions. Among others, Panchakarma Therapy, which dates back thousands of years, is a holistic method that plays a vital role in maintaining overall health and cleansing the body, thus providing an illuminating glow to the skin.
In this blog we’ll discuss the types, benefits and who must use the benefits of Panchakarma therapy.
According to Ayurveda, maintaining a balance between the body’s three primary energies—Vata, Pitta, and Kapha—is essential for optimal health. Pancha meaning Five and Karma meaning Action, Panchakarma is an Ayurvedic therapy that aids in the internal purification and rejuvenation of the body.
Health is impacted when one or more of these energies are out of balance. As a result, the body may start to accumulate toxins. Such poisons prevent the body from performing its regular physiological activities, which can result in a number of health disorders.
A poor immune system is also a result of the body’s energy channels being blocked by abnormally high quantities of metabolic pollutants. Therefore, it is important to remove toxins periodically from our bodies.
Well, you must be thinking that if your body has its own detoxification system, then why do you need Panchakarma therapy?
For a while think of a car that is well maintained and taken to the service centre at regular intervals. Such a car will give a fantastic average speed and its chances of wear and tear will be minimal, same is with our bodies as they are more complex than the overall structure of the car. By undergoing panchakarma therapy, you too can take a little conscious effort in maintaining between Vata, Pitta and Kapha, thus allowing your body to function smoothly, feel healthy and get rid of any toxins.
Let’s check out the 5 therapies of Panchakarma in Ayurveda.
This type of Panchakarma therapy is recommended for individuals dealing with Kapha-dominant conditions such as obesity, asthma, hyperacidity and skin issues. This procedure induces vomiting and helps the body remove poisons from its tissues.
When pitta is dominant, can lead to digestive issues. Virechan treatment of Panchakarma therapy aids in eliminating the toxins that have accumulated in the stomach, restoring Pitta’s natural balance.
To assist balance the Vata, the Vasti procedure in Panchakarma entails injecting combinations of specified oils and decoctions through the anorectal channel.
This treatment delivered through the nasal opening helps clear the sinuses and treat cranial nerve problems. Additionally, this aids in cleaning the entire head area and lessens many types of cerebral pain, headache, hair problems, and neurological illnesses.
This Ayurvedic panchakarma treatment is excellent against ailments brought on by unclean blood as well as beneficial for blood cleansing. A Raktamokshan therapy can be given to a specific body part or even the entire body. This therapy is very effective in treating a variety of skin conditions like psoriasis, dermatitis, and more.
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Eczema is the term for skin reaction patterns that can be either acute or persistent. It results in skin flaking, dryness, and swelling in addition to reddening and itching. Usually, it affects the middle of the face, armpits, and eyebrows. It is believed to be brought on when the body’s immune is compromised; as a result, toxins build up in the body. Panchakarma therapy helps soothe, tone, and cleanse the skin while removing toxins to help lessen the effects of Eczema. (1)
Psoriasis is an inflammatory condition that can develop for a number of reasons. As a result of enhanced cell division throughout the skin’s basal layers, it is characterised by increased epidermal proliferation. When treating psoriasis, panchakarma concentrates on tissue and blood cleansing. (2)
Acne is brought on by an overproduction of oil in the skin, which obstructs the hair follicles. This is fairly common in teenagers and young adults and can leave scars that are permanent. Acne vulgaris is treated by Panchakarma using a variety of techniques. A balanced diet and better digestion are the first two steps, followed by detoxification of the blood and skin, and ultimately, liver and digestive system cleansing is done to ensure that the condition does not recur.
It is a pigmentation condition that typically impacts the neck, back, hands, and wrists. Vitiligo is majorly brought on by a disease known as auto-immunology, in which the body’s immune system begins to attack itself. According to Panchakarma, Vitiligo is brought on by a number of internal imbalances that have an effect on the immune system. (3)
To eliminate the lymphatic toxins from the body and minimise cellulite and obesity, a penetrating herbal paste is used. After that, the body is heated in a herbal bath to get rid of any residual tension that has built up deep inside the skin’s tissues. (4)
Anyone between the ages of 18 and 70 may request or receive a prescription for the panchakarma process. As it removes toxins from the body and helps reduce the urge for intoxicants, panchakarma is also beneficial for smoking and other de-addiction initiatives. Panchakarma is also necessary for the body’s vata, pitta, and kapha imbalances.
In the end, Panchakarma’s journey can be greatly improved by including a comprehensive skincare regimen. Focusing on your skin’s health encourages detoxification while also creating a sense of nourishment and self-care. Being the largest organ of the body and the best reflection of one’s internal health your skin must be given utmost importance.
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This blog post has been reviewed by Ayurveda Expert, Dr. Ushakiran, Head Clinician & Wellness, Sadayush Ayurvedic Cure and Care, Nungambakkam, Chennai.