Panchakarma – Ayurvedic method of treatment when traditional medicine does not help


Body has the ability to efficiently process and remove waste materials. However, due to one’s diet, poor physical movement, lifestyle, and genetic predisposition, the digestive enzymes, metabolic co-factors, and hormones become disorganized. This can lead to the accumulation and spread of toxins throughout the physiology resulting in disease. 

Ayurveda has a variety of solutions for terminal diseases as well as for mental stress and depression. Ayurveda treatments do not have any side effects and the medicines used are all herbal bringing us physical wellness, calmness, and balance.

What is Panchakarma?

It’s a Sanskrit word that means “five actions” or “five treatments”. Panchakarma is a traditional Ayurvedic method of detoxifying, purifying and rejuvenating the body by removing toxins and supporting natural rhythms of the body to heal. 

Panchakarma is done in a pure, spiritual environment, it eliminates emotional and chemical toxins from the body: chemicals in food, environmental pollution, chemical medication, drinking, smoking, stress, jealousy, sorrows. It is a minimum of 14 days preventive and curative treatment to detoxify the body and mind. 

In Ayurveda ama is called a foul-smelling, sticky, harmful substance that needs to be completely eliminated from the body. Panchakarma will remove the excess doshas and correct imbalances as well as evacuate the harmful ama out of your system through the body’s own organs and channels of elimination (colon, sweat glands, lungs, bladder, urinary tract, stomach, intestines, etc). 

Panchakarma purifies the tissues at a very deep level

Considered to to very pleasurable this experience may involve:

  • Daily warm oil massage (abhyanga)
  • Herbal steam therapy (swedana)
  • Lymphatic massage
  • Herbal enemas (basti)
  • Nasal administrations (nasya)
  • Other special treatments (see info below)

Panchakarma benefits

Panchakarma therapy builds the immune system and leaves the body healthier, stronger and free from chronic diseases. Therapy time is used to connect the body, mind and soul. Panchakarma drives toxins from the body and benefits overall wellbeing:

  • removes the root cause of the disease
  • improves immunity
  • removes chemical toxins (environmental pollution, drinking, smoking, chemicals in food and medicines)
  • removes emotional toxins (stress, jealousy, sorrows, fears, anger, grief, anxiety)
  • reduces extra fat
  • reverses aging
  • increases skin glow
  • removes anxiety, insomnia and mental problems
  • balances blood circulation, high BP and low BP
  • balances digestive system
  • balances metabolic equilibrium
  • increases vigor and stamina

Traditional panchakarma in India

Panchakarma traditionally is a 21 day process that prepares the body for purification, the actual purification, and then rebuilding. Panchakarma is adjusted individually, based on each person’s specific constitution and mind condition. It is done and supervised by Ayurvedic doctor.

There are a lot of Ayurvedic centers in India. We offer you carefully selected authentic authentic places where environment is designed to support the healing.

Thaila Dhara treatment is when lukewarm herbal oils are applied all over the body by two to four trained therapists. It is gentle and synchronized body massage done with constant flow of warm herbal oil. This treatment is used for nervous weakness, anxiety, nervousness, fear, loneliness, insecurity, sexual weakness, hypertension and emaciation.

1 Comment

  1. Adele - 2020-07-02

    One year I bought Ayurveda detox holiday in Somatheeram. Just before the trip I visited my gynecologist and was told that I need an operation urgently. I have promised to be back as soon as I’m back from a 21 days holiday in India. I truly felt like I was in heaven during panchakarma. After returning home, I went back to my doctor for an operation. Doctor did a scan, looked at me with surprise and said “You are absolutely ok, you do not need an operation”. I was overwhelmed and flew out from her cabinet on wings. In one month I’m traveling to the same Ayurvedic center again, because I believe Ayurveda is truly the most magical healer. I’m very grateful to Egle and all India Miles staff for continuous information and ongoing support in all my trips.


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