Panchakarma is the foundation stone for the Ayurveda treatment therapy that affects the root cause of any ailments in body. It is useful in not only healing an ailment body but also helps in keeping the body healthy by cleaning the same. Even Ayurveda advises everyone to undergo with panchakrama to avoid any seasonal change and its effects on our body. It helps in checking the important tridosha (which are vata, Pitta and kapha) and tries to maintain the level in body. Panchakarma also helps in re-establishing the essential change in all the three dosha for the body, which are the root cause for any ailments. It is the level of these three vata, Pitta and kapha, which is the crucial for a healthy body, and Panchakarma helps in maintaining the level of the same.
Due to its special approach in healing, it has mentioned extensively in the ancient mode of therapy. In his various article and texts, Acharya Charak has mentioned Panchakarma as a major remedy, which can be used in treating various diseases.
Experts says that when the level of three doshas i.e. vata, pitta and kapha comes under imbalance ratio its starts some trouble which appears as some simptums in our body known as diseases. It has been noticed that the root cause of major disease are the imbalance level of the three doshas and Ayurveda suggests to checke these imbalance level up to normal to remain physically fit.
For examples, if there is congestion in the lungs then it can appear in forms of many diseases related to respiratory systems like cough, bronchitis, cold etc. Ayurveda suggest that the Kapha level in body could be maintained and these diseases can be controlled. For this vaman, which is a part of Panchakarma, helps in controlling the kapha in the body by the help of vomiting to patients. After undergoing with the vaman and reducing the extra kapha in the body, patient will feel instantly relief from congestion, wheezing and breathlessness will disappear.
Excess secretion of pitta or bile is also an indication of disorder for a body. The extra secretion of pitta or bile accumulates in the human digestion system?s organs like gall bladder, liver and small intestine. Theses extra accumulation of pitta results in various diseases like rashes, skin inflammation, acne and since liver is affected then it appears chronic attacks of fever, bilary vomiting, nausea and jaundice. Ayurvedic experts suggest that for healing such a patient?s virechan is essential. Virechan is facilitated with senna leave, flax seeds, psyllium husks or triphala in a combination which results satisfactory for such a patients.
Like kapha and pitta, vaata is another factor which imbalance level in body creates trouble and affects our systems. Also vaat is the main factor and motive force behind the elimination and retention of faces, urine, bile and other excreta. The mode of basti is very helpful and effective treatment in suppressing the disorders created by vata in human body. It is noted that vata is predominantly related to colon. A properly basti treatment can heal in many diseases like constipation, distention, chronic fever, cold, kidney stones, heart pain, backache and other joints pain. It is noted that vata is also responsible for many other disease like arthritis, rheumatism, gout, muscle spasm and even headache. Although all problem starts in body due some other factors also but imbalance level of vata in the human body is the key reason behind these disease. But basti is very helpful in controlling the vata level in the body and treatment of those diseases.
Nyasa, another important way for Panchakarma is responsible in the treatment of much disease related to nose. As it has called, nayasa or nose is the main gateway to the brain and an excess of bodily humors accumulated in the sinus and throat, nose or head area is eliminated through the opening of the nose. It is assume that the Prana, life force enters into body by nose, which governs mental activities, memory, concentration and intellectual activities. Its imbalance creates many disorders in the body, which results as headache, convulsions, loss of memory and reduced sensory perception. The increase in the kapha level caused for headache, nasal congestion, sticky eyes, tumors, worms, some skin diseases, epilepsy drowsiness, Parkinson etc. Certain nyasa karma helps in treatment of that disease and can be healed.
Panchkarma is also very useful in the treatment of skin disorders and infections, hypertensions. It is noted that toxins present in the gastro-intestinal tract, which are absolved into the blood and circulated throughout the body. Any kind of imbalance in the same causes many infections including skin disorders like rashes, herpes, eczema, leukoderma. For the treatment of those diseases it is essential to elimination of the toxins stored and purification of the blood so that the problem might be solved. Panchkarma helps the patients in terms of Raktamoksha under which elimination of the toxins dons and also purification of the blood that helps in recovering of such a chronic scene diseases. Raktmoksha also helps patients in controlling the enlarge liver, spleen and gout.