It’s good to see that whenever the serious discussion is made on health issues, people are discussing Ayurveda.And mostly discussion is made around panchakarma.So, here I would like to share some important information regarding panchakarma.
Actually, Vaman, Virechan, Basti, Nasya and Raktamokshan are collectively called Panchakarma. Every time for every individual all these five procedures should be performed, it’s not true. Either of them or combination of two or more can be selected by Ayurvedic experts, only after proper examinations and as per the need of health status of the patient. Again for best results quantity is not basis, means someone has done all five procedures then he will get better results than who has taken one or two, is not true. Leave this whole matter on your physicians and do accord their advise. Always remember that each and every Panchakarma procedure has indications as well as contraindications too So, never force any physician to perform any selected Panchakarma procedure of your choice about which you have read in any magazine article or in any other advertisement.
Panchakarma procedures are performed not only for the diseased individual but also for healthy persons for maintenance of health. For healthy and diseased individual name of Panchakarma procedures remains same but the selection of Medicine changed. Just like injection is given in allopathy for a dog bite, reducing pain, diabetes etc with different drugs but term injection persist. For a selection of Panchakarma procedure examination of the patient, stage of disease, time period etc is important factors. At present February and March is the best period for Vamana (detoxification of body by inducing vomiting) but it should be performed in authentic classical sequence means pure karma, pradhan karma and paschal karma under observation of experts as in Maheshwar Ayurved.
Maximum glamourous business centers are running by the name of Panchakarma center, and they are selling high-cost Panchakarma packages of one day, three days, five days etc including main massage, steam, postal massage or Shirodhara like procedures which are not actually true Panchakarma.