Post-Panchakarma Care and Correctly Breaking a Fast
With Dr Wasuki Upadhaya and Shibashis Chakraborty
The Physical and Mental
Benefits of Home Detox
Panchakarma is one of the most fundamental treatments within the Ayurvedic sphere of medicine. Pancha means five and karma means action and is done to detoxify the body; its origin is in the Vedas which are known to be more than 5000 years old.
Often considered the most powerful of Ayurvedic treatments, it should ideally be done at least once a year in order to maintain the delicate balance of the all body’s functional systems.
To conceptualise Panchakarma for the western mind, and those who are predominantly familiar with allopathic medicine, it is essentially a complete and thorough detoxification and anti-oxidising (ageing) regime that affects every aspect of the body.
One of the five key elements of Panchakarma is Virechana, a treatment that focuses specifically on purifying the GI tract of the body. Like all other Ayurvedic treatments and therapies, Virechana is given after judging the type of affliction and tolerance of the patient.
It is particularly effective in the treatment of Skin Disorders, Digestive Disorders and promotes Mental Clarity and Wellbeing, as well as drastically reducing mental and physical stress (inflammation) within the body.
As any doctor will tell you, inflammation is one of the biggest contributing factors to just about any infection or ailment and is often at the root of all of them. As the gut is responsible for about 70% of the immune system, Virechana is an ideal treatment to undergo in order to decrease inflammation in the body because the therapy involves cleansing therapies that improve both the macro-levels of cells in the gut and the micro-levels in the cells in the body.
Modern research shows that stress, a physical response to feeling challenged or threatened, induces or worsens medical conditions, including depression, cardiovascular diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, and cancer.
All of these ailments are perpetuated by inflammation, which in turn is regulated throughout the entire body primarily through the gastrointestinal system.
As Ayurveda has long known, a balanced and healthy gut leads to a balanced and healthy mind which in turn leads to a balanced and healthy body. Coupled with eating well and physical exercise, creating and maintaining gut health should be a priority for anyone looking to live a long and enjoyable life.
This week's free webinar discusses various simple ways to clean your gut and keep it in the best possible working condition for incredible overall health!
From the Heart
Mr Shibashis Chakraborty
Please join us this coming Saturday at 16:15 PM IST.
Indus Valley Ayurvedic Centre
Manage our mind when our attention is focused on tasks and the outside world.
Slow and deep, like a drum beat, they manage dreamless sleep and empathy
Responsible for processing information from multiple areas of the brain.
Occur most often in sleep but are also dominant in deep meditation.
Indus valley Ayurvedic centre
Dr Wasuki Upadhaya