1. What is panchakarma?
Panchakarma is a Sanskrit word which means five actions or five treatments are done to cleanse the body and restore its balance due to toxic materials left by diseases or as a result of bad health due to poor nutrition or environmental toxins.
2. Can pregnant women go for panchkarma?
Yes, panchakarma is very beneficial to a pregnant lady as the body and mind undergoes a lot of physical and mental changes, hence panchakarma procedures like massage, steam, head massage, etc., are very beneficial and also complements other medical treatment recovery during pregnancy.
3. Are there any specialists who perform panchakarma?
Yes, qualified ayurvedic physicians determine person's constitution (prakriti) and health problems and then accordingly prescribe panchakarma treatments.
4. Can panchakarma therapy lead to any side effects?
Side effects include fatigue, headaches, congestion, general malaise and sometimes increase in symptoms. Also, another important thing is that panchakarma procedures can sometimes relet stored emotional problems from a patient. Some patients can also experience mental imbalance like depression and anxiety.
5. What diseases can panchkarma help with?
Panchkarma can help patients with chronic complaints like bronchial asthma, bronchitis, diabetes, chronic cold, chronic allergies, acidity, psoriasis and other skin complaints, obesity, constipation and other psychological disorders.