(five actions) is a cleansing and rejuvenating program for the body,
mind and consciousness. It is known for its beneficial effects on
overall health, wellness and self-healing.
According to Ayurveda, our natural state is one of health, happiness
and an inner sense of well-being. Health is defined as the body being
clear of toxins, the mind is at peace, emotions are calm and happy,
wastes are efficiently eliminated and organs are functioning normally.
In a busy, stressful and toxic world, our physical and mental systems
accumulate toxins causing deterioration in bodily functioning. This
eventually weakens our systems, which opens the door for chronic,
degenerative, and non-specific diseases to develop. These can evolve
into serious specific diseases, ultimately damaging an individual’s
health and wellness.
Panchakarma can help by reversing these negative effects of daily
living. It can restore your natural state of health and wellness by
cleansing your body of toxins, bringing balance into your system and
improving bodily function. It can also help you sustain this process
by making positive changes in lifestyle.
The Panchakarma therapeutic process appears quite simple in its
application. However, its effects are powerful and effective.
Panchakarma is a unique, natural, holistic, health-giving series of
therapeutic treatments that cleanse the body’s deep tissues of toxins,
open the subtle channels, bring life-enhancing energy thereby
increasing vitality, inner peace, confidence and well-being.
Pizhichil is considered a particularly special treatment in
Ayurveda. In thistreatment lukewarm
herbal oils are squeezed all over the body, by two to four
therapists, continuously in a special rhythmic way for about 60 to
90 minutes each day. This treatment is done on a special table made
from a single piece of Strychnous Nuxvomica wood.
Benefits:This treatment is very effective for rheumatic
diseases like arthritis and joint stiffness, paralysis (hemi logia,
paraplegia), paralysis-agitanus, nervous weakness and nervous
disorders, sexual weakness.
Navarakizhi is a type of sudation process in which the whole body,
or anyspecific part there of, is made to
perspire by the external application of certain Navara (medical)
rice puddings, in the form of boluses tied in muslin bags, dipped in
a mixture of warm milk and decoctions. It is applied as appropriate
by two to four therapists for about 60 to 90 minutes each day.
Benefits: This treatment is for all type of rheumatism, pain
in the joints, emaciation of limbs, high cholesterol, high blood
pressure and certain kinds of skin diseases and muscular diseases.
Sirodhara (7 - 21
“SIRO” means head and “DHARA” means flow of liquid. In Sirodhara,specially prepared medicinal oils and medicated buttermilk
are poured on the forehead in a special rhythmic manner for about 30
to 45 minutes per day.
Benefits:This treatment is an effective therapy for diseases
connected with the head, neck, eyes, ears, nose, throat and nervous
system. It is effective for insomnia, loss of memory, headaches,
migraine and mental tension, Parkinson’s disease, cerebral atrophy,
hair loss and certain skin diseases.
Brumhana Vasthi (5
[Sneha - Kashaya (One time) - Matravasthi]
Vasthi is known as “Medicated Enema”. Vasthi is a therapeutic
certain herbal oils, herbal extracts / decoctions are applied
through the rectum daily.
Benefits:This treatment is very effective for rheumatism and
arthritis, diseases of the nervous system, paralysis, hemiplegia,
numbness, gastric complaints, chronic constipation and hemorrhoids,
gout, sciatica, insomnia.
Urovasthi (7 Days)
this process specially prepared warm medicated oil is kept on the
30 to 45 minutes.
Benefits: This is an effective treatment for asthma and other
respiratory problems, heart diseases and muscular chest pain.
Sirovasthi (7 - 14
Special lukewarm herbal oils are poured into a cap, which is fitted
on the head, and held for 30 to 60 minutes per day, according to the
Benefits: This treatment is highly effective for facial
paralysis and other diseases of the head, dryness of nostrils, mouth
and throat, severe headaches, cataracts, loss of sensation of the
Kativasthi (7 Days)
this process specially prepared warm medicated oil is kept on the
lower back within a herbal paste boundary for 30 to 45 minutes.
Benefits:This treatment is good for any type of back pain and
Abhyangam (14 - 21
is a special oil massage in which strokes are given according to thecirculatory channels for 45 minutes per day, for a number of
days, according to the disease.
Benefits: This treatment is very useful for treating obesity,
loss of skin luster, sleeplessness, fatigue, lack of blood
circulation and other vata predominant diseases.
Udvarthanam (14 -28
treatment is a typical powder massage. In this procedure certain
special herbal powders are applied to the body, by two therapists,
in a particular way for about 30 to 45 minutes daily.
Benefits: This treatment is found to be very effective for
obesity, hemiplegia, paralysis, skin diseases, impaired circulation
and other similar kapha predominant diseases.
Nasyam (7 - 21
Nasyam is one of the most important procedures in Panchakarma. In
this treatment herbal juices and medicated oils are applied through
Benefits: This treatment is highly effective for diseases of
the head including headaches, migraine, facial paralysis, mental
disorders, skin disease, nasal congestion and chronic sinusitis.
Snehapanam (8 -12
word literally means oral intake of medicated oils or ghee
preparations.This is done as a
therapeutic procedure and as a preparatory procedure during the body
purification therapy. Medicated ghee or oils are given internally,
in proportionally increasing quantities, for a period of 8 to 12
Benefits: This treatment is very effective for osteo
arthritis, psoriasis, chronic constipation and hemorrhoids.
Kizhi (7 -14 days)
Herbal leaves or powders are made into boluses, dipped into warm
medicated oil and applied to the whole body, or a specified part,
for 30 to 45 minutes daily.
Benefits: This is very effective for osteo arthritis,
spondylosis, sports injuries and muscular atrophy.
Dhanyamla Dhara (14
herbal liquid is poured all over the body in a rhythmic way using a
special vessel. This is done for 30 minutes to 1 hour daily.
Benefits: This treatment is very effective for hemiplegia and
is a special procedure in which a mixture of medicinal decoctions
and cow’s milk is heated and the steam thus liberated is passed
through a tube and applied over the affected parts or whole body.
Benefits: This is found to be very effective for nervous
disorders of the face including facial paralysis, Bell’s Palsy and
Thalam (7 Days)
Special powders are mixed with medicated oil and applied to the top
of the head for 20 to 45 minutes.
Benefits: This treatment is helpful for curing ENT problems,
insomnia, migraine and mental disorders.
Lepanam (7 Days)
is a process in which medicated herbal paste, prepared with herbal
ghees, and milk, is applied on the affected part or whole body.
Benefits: This is useful for various types of inflammatory
conditions, arthritis, gout, skin diseases and eczema.
Various medicinal herbs, selected according to Dosha predominance,
are made into a paste and applied to the scalp for 30 to 45 minutes.
Benefits: This treatment is good for insomnia, premature
greying and other problems related to the hair and scalp, mental
Tharpanam (1 Time)
Benefits: This is a cleaning process of the eyes, which gives
a cooling effect, preventing eye diseases and strengthening the
Massage (1 Time)
whole body massage with herbal oil or herbal powder, using hands and
feet, for 90 minutes.
Benefits: This is good for rejuvenating vitality.
General Massage (1
whole body massage, by hand for 60 minutes, with herbal oils and
Benefits:This massage tones up the body and improves the
Bath (1 Time)
and precious herbal leaves and herbs are boiled and the steam is
passed to the whole body for about 10 to 20 minutes.
Benefits: This is good for certain skin diseases, to eliminate
impurities from the body, to improve the tone of the body and to
Marma Massage (1
is a 90 minute massage stimulating all vital points of the body
Benefits:This helps you to attain an equilibrium of Vata,
Pitta and Kapha. This massage is also helpful for those involved in
sports, dance and martial arts as it strengthens your deep muscles
Mukhalepam (1 Time)
special face massage using a herbal face pack produced with
specially made herbal powers, fresh fruits and creams.
Benefits: Wrinkles, black heads, cellulite, sun tan, etc.
destroy the natural beauty of the skin especially of the face.