Panchakarma literally means 'Five Karmas'. It is a five fold process of cleansing and healing the mind, body and soul. Originating thousands of years ago in India, Panchakarma is both a healing and preventive process.
Panchakarma is an excellent way to PREVENT disease because by following the five fold practices recommended in Caraka Samhita, or Astanga Vagbhatta, the ancient treatise for Ayurveda, people can detoxify their system, strengthen their immunity and lymphatic system, remove impurities and and balance their bodily imbalance, mind and body.
Panchakarma is also healing since it complements modern medicine, especially people recovering from illness, no longer on medication who are gaining their strength back. Overuse of medication, surgeries or illness can take a toll on the human body. Panchakarma practices help get rid of all the side effects by eliminating toxins and helps the body rebuild its natural defences.
Panchakarmais based on the fact that everyday we ingest toxins either from the environment, overuse of medicines or allergens - all of which tend to accumulate and eventually create disease and imbalance. Panchakarma helps cleanse these foreign bodies and and restores the body’s natural defences.
Panchakarma is also great as a beauty aid, as an anti ageing therapy that help restore and hydrate the hair, face and body.