Panchakarma

Full Body Detoxification Therapy and Anti-Aging Program

Indus Valley Ayurveda Center offers full Panchakarma therapies which are ancient scientific procedures to remove accumulated physical toxins called ama. Ama can be caused by environmental factors such as exposure to carcinogenic products and vapors, first and second hand cigarette smoke, excess recreational and allopathic drugs, electromagnetic radiation, ingestion of toxic food and beverages or be created within the body from residue of partially digested food and stress.

The main purpose of panchakarma is to cleanse the large and small channels of the body called shrotas, remove toxins from the tissues and organs, and completely rejuvenate the physiology, mind, emotions, and spirit.

This thorough cleansing program helps to avert disease and slow down the aging process. It is also used as a curative program for those suffering from allergies, obesity, chronic fatigue, fibromyalagia, Multiple Sclerosis, Diabetes, digestive complaints, elimination problems, arthritis, sexual and fertility disorders, and mental imbalances.

Traditionally, panchakarma is done in residence under the close supervision of an Ayurvedic practitioner. Over a period of 7 to 28 days or longer depending on the health condition,  one undergoes a series of internal and  external purification therapies.     Panchakarma treatments act to remove harmful ama from lymph, blood, fat, muscle, bone, bone marrow, sperm, and ovum with five or more holistic methods that do not have harmful side affects.  In fact, panchakarma treatments have helpful side benefits such as increased energy, increased physical mobility, greater happiness and increased sense of well-being. For many, regular treatments each year help to retard the aging process and keep the body healthy, vibrant, and attractive.

Besides ama being a physical substance in the body,  ama can also be vibrational in its nature. Vibrational ama is caused by trauma, war, and other factors that contribute to Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome and emotional and mental imbalances.  Special therapies and counseling are provided over time to root out deep stress and return one to a normal state of functioning.

There is nothing in Allopathic medicine or other indigenous cultures that compare to the complexity and depth of detoxification methods as Ayurvedic Medicine.  This ancient science from India,  provides great detail and wisdom that has has been time tested for efficacy over millennium.

Panchakarma at IVAC starts with a consultation with an Ayurvedic practitioner who will do an exam, pulse diagnosis, and health history.  A series of treatments and internal purification procedures with recommended herbal decoctions will be recommended to help soften the impurities and prepare the physiology to move toxins out.  After this preparatory phase is completed you will undergo a series of body treatments depending on your condition to continue to dislodge and move the toxins out.

Depending on what your health goals are, you will be recommended choice detox procedures that could include the following:

  • Vamana – a guided emesist therapy to remove excess Kapha and stagnant emotions (earth and water).
  • Virechana – for purifying excess toxins connected to Pitta (fire and water) with purgation therapy.
  • Basti – a gentle herbal enema that helps to eliminate toxins for all of the doshas.
  • Nasya – medicated sinus and head treatment to move toxins out via the channel of the nose
  • Raktamokshana – This is sometimes recommended for those suffering from Diabetic ulcers and wounds that are not healing properly. The ancient procedure of using leeches or venepuncture is administered in combination with other treatments. For moe information continue here.

A series of other panchakarma treatments will also be recommended accordingly that includes specialized massages, shirodhara, bastis, and a variety of herbal paste and oil treatments may be  included.

IVAC has created an optimum environment to support the purification procedure so that detoxification is complete and as comfortable as possible.  Comfortable in residence accommodations and Ayurvedic meals are offered in an idyllic moderate tropical climate that allows one to gain maximum benefit.