DETOX (PANCHAKARMA) ACCORDING TO AYURVEDA
Although there is more and more talk about detox and its benefits today, what exactly is detox and how should it be done according to Ayurveda?
More than 5 thousand ago. Panchakarma, a method of detoxification of the organism that has appeared in India since In short, it is a step-by-step method that cleanses the body of accumulated toxins and “reloads” the entire body system.
Imagine that your body is a big scarecrow that stores everything you put into it. Useful and vital elements – they pass through the swallow and are absorbed by the body’s cells. Useless food – remains scarred and accumulates as toxins. If there is not much of it – the body is able to remove these toxins on its own, but if we eat too much unhealthy, “dead”, useless food – toxins accumulate more and more in the scar (in the body) and it becomes increasingly
difficult to remove them. Eventually, the body is no longer able to do it on its own.
The person starts to feel bad. Often feels sleepy, tired, exhausted. His skin turns gray,suffocates bloating, heaviness in the stomach, indigestion, irritability. These are signs of toxins in the body. If the toxins are still not eliminated and these “minor” disorders are ignored by the person, then they can grow into larger and more serious diseases.
According to Ayurveda, diseases occur for several reasons:
– Dislocation of the body, lack of harmony.
– Indigestion: a person eats but the body does not absorb the necessary substances.
– Insufficient disposal of body waste. Poor bowel movements that do not remove waste from the body.
To prevent this from happening, regular detoxification of the body is necessary. In Ayurveda, it consists of five steps:
1. VAMANA – vomiting caused by drinking milk with various herbs.
2. VIREČANA – bowel cleansing.
3. NASIA – washing of the nasal cavity, facial folds, forehead.
4. VASTHI – enema.
5. KEY PAYMENT – bleeding with the help of leeches.
Panchakarma is known to treat intestinal, lung, bronchial, arthritic, psoriasis, serious nervous system diseases, headaches, immune system disorders and even oncological diseases.
Modern panchakarma has adapted to the Western world and is not as radical, but continues to perform the same functions. It consists of three stages:
1. Body preparation.
Cleansing the body also includes oiling the body with warm oils and a hot bath, which also helps to remove accumulated toxins from the body through sweat.