The salient principles of Ayurveda is called Panchkarma- 5 kinds of therapies to optimize our body’s natural processes of waste elimination (Panch means 5, karma means treatment.
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Panchkarma treatment in Ayurveda
Ayurveda, a traditional medication system in India, is regaining prominence in the modern health care scenario. Various clinical studies have been carried out to re-establish the importance and relevance of panchakarma treatment practices of Ayurveda.
Panchkarma typically involves :
- Snehan - Massage with medicated oils
- Swedan- Sauna induced sweating
- Basti- Enema given to clear wastes from the Colon
- Vamanam - Induced vomiting to cleanse the upper digestive system
- Virechana - Purging the lower half of the digestive system including the small and large intestine
- Nasyam- Cleansing the respiratory and sinus systems
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What is Panchkarma beneficial for?
Panchkarma can be used for the treatment of many health problems such as behavioral improvement, improvement in skin disorders like psoriasis, management of post-partum rheumatoid arthritis, the detection of altered metabolism & management of autoimmune diseases like autoimmune pancreatitis.
In addition to management of states of ill-health, Panchkarma treatment can be employed for preventive health management too.
Modern Scientific Evidence for Panchkarma Treatment
Panchkarma treatment for Wellness Management
A study conducted in 2016 has shown that Panchakarma treatment can reduce the levels of lipoproteins (bad cholesterol) and other inflammatory lipids, with just 6-days of treatment, in healthy individuals. Healthy changes in 57 other metabolic parameters were also noted in this study. Panchakarma exerted health-promoting benefits in outwardly healthy individuals who did not present with symptoms of any illness.
In a scientific study, there was significant evidence in patients who underwent Ayurvedic biopurifactory measures such as Panchakarma. As many as 60 patients who accepted purification therapies like therapeutic emesis and therapeutic purgation, based on randomization were categorized into 2 groups to evaluate the quality of their life. The assessment related to the quality of life in these subjects was performed with the use of Skindex-29 in patients before and sometime later Ayurvedic Purification therapy. Subsequently, the assessment related to the quality of life was performed in the first follow-up. According to statistical analysis, there were significant improvements seen in the aspects of quality of life such as emotions, functioning, and symptoms post-Ayurvedic management, and a P-value of <.001 was observed.
Panchkarma treatment for Therapeutic Benefits
The usage of Panchakarma treatment in the management of Plaque Psoriasis was illustrated in another scientific study. Plaque psoriasis shows up as dark-colored, scaly skin lesions accompanied by rashes & itchiness.
This skin ailment is closely related to a condition called Kitibakushta, which is one of the 18 types of Kushta (skin disease) This condition was found in a 36-year-old male subject, who complained of the above-mentioned symptoms all over the body for 3 months. According to the presented symptoms, the doshas (biological humor) were evaluated as Kapha (binding factors), Vata (the vital force of life).
Biopsy results confirmed the diagnosis of Plaque Psoriasis and a treatment-related to classic Kushta was employed.
The Panchakarma therapy was divided into Poorvarkarma which included Rookshana (a Dehydrating therapy) and Snehapana (consumption of medicated ghee) procedures. Subsequently, Vamana (emetic therapy) and Virechana (purgative therapy) too were administered for a month.
Later Samsarjana (a special diet) was provided to the patient, followed by the administration of Manibhadragula in the form of Shodhana Rasayana for another month. Significant changes and improvements regarding overall symptoms were noticed when this therapeutic regimen was completed.
Panchakarma from 2050Healthcare
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