Detoxification is defined as the physiological or medical removal of toxins from the body.
Ayurveda’s understanding of toxins is very much different from that of general concept. According to Ayurveda, improperly digested food is also considered as a form of toxic substance in the body. This is because improperly digested food cannot be absorbed completely in the body. These substances are also addressed as Ama or vitiated doshas in Ayurveda.
Excessive accumulation of vitiated doshas in a person’s system leads to onset of various diseases. Such diseases are said to be treatable as per Panchakarma principles.
Panchakarma are five therapeutic procedures which expel the toxic substances from the body. Any one of the procedure can be selected according to the person’s body constitution, health state and severity of disease.
Every Panchakarma procedures are performed in these steps, namely; Purvakarma, Pradhanakarma and Pashcatkarma.
Purva Karma: It is the first and very essential step of the therapy which prepares the body for smooth elimination of the unwanted toxic substances, it includes;
- Deepana – Pachana: Toxins can be easily removed from the body when they are pakwa awastha state. Here deepana – pachana drugs help in attaining this state.
- Snehana: Ama is sticky in nature, so in this step internal and external oleation of the body is carried out, which allows easy movement of the toxins.
- Swedana: It mainly liquefies the vitiated doshas that have spread throughout the body.
Ayurveda experts have explained many similes to explain about the importance of Purvakarma, like; “when a pot smeared with oil is filled with honey does not stick to the pot, even if we pour out the honey there is no remnant of honey in the pot”. Similarly if a person undergoes proper Purvakarma, then the toxins are completely removed from the body without any remnants.
Pradhana Karma: This is the step where the toxins are expelled from the body. There are five main Pradhana Karma; Vamana, Virechana, Basti, Nasya and Raktamokshana.
In Purvakarma, the vitiated doshas are collected in koshta (stomach and intestine), from here these toxins are expelled through the nearest route with the help of any one among five Pradhana Karma accordingly.
Pashchat Karma: After the expulsion of the toxins from the body it is brought back to its normal functioning through Paschatkarma. It includes strict diet and lifestyle for a specified number of days. Gradually person can adapt to normal lifestyle and diet.
AYURHOMECARE is using the “Detoxification Kit” of “Tatkshana Ayurveda” where it is designed as per the classicals. This kit is designed for 10 days and it contains instructions, diet and medicines for 10 days. Person who is using this kit must follow the instructions mentioned in the kit and suggestions advised by our physician. A person gets detoxified at the comfort of his home and does not require visiting or staying at a hospital for detoxification.