1. What is panchakarma?
Panchakarma is one of the branches of Ayurveda. Panchakarma means "five actions". This method depends upon five different activities that control the body, namely purgation, vomiting, anuvaasan, niruham and nasyam. In other words, this healing technique is a pillar on which the majority of ayurvedic techniques stand.
2. Can pregnant women go for panchkarma?
It is not advisable for pregnant women to undergo Panchakarma. Tell your Ayurveda physician about your pregnancy.
3. Are there any specialists who perform panchakarma?
Yes, under the direct observation and guidance of qualified Ayurveda Panchakarma Physician this technique can be performed.
4. Can panchakarma therapy lead to any side effects?
During panchakarma therapy, malaise, congestion, fatigue, headaches or an increase in any other symptoms may occur. Some people are also seen to experience depression and mental disturbances during the therapy as it seeks to release stored emotional problems from the patient, .
5. What diseases can panchkarma help with?
Panchkarma can help with disorders of the skin such as psoriasis, ulcers, G.I. tract such as digestive disorder, increased acidity, constipation, colitis, hemorrhoids. Respiratory such as sinusitis, allergies, asthma, cough and others such as arthritis, cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, high cholesterol, depression, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, insomnia, nervous disorders and obesity.