Panchakarma is a combination of two words, pancha and karma. The word pancha means five and karma means treatment. Therefore, it is basically a combination of five treatment of bio cleansing method of detoxifying the accumulated toxins from human body. It not only acts as a revitalizing therapy that relaxes body organs and promotes good health, but also clears major diseases through Ayurvedic method of ancient India.
Specialties of Kerala Panchakarma Treatment
The ancient vaidyas had put together several medicinal plants that grew in different eco climatic conditions of Kerala. Theses herbs and roots extracts and special art of Panchakarma that is Vaghabata style of treatment has helped to cured several chronic diseases for more than 5ooo years in India.
The Malayalam book written by Ashwavaidya of Kerala teaches different techniques of Panchakarma such as Sahasrayogam, Prayogasamuchayasam, Chikitsamanjary and many others. Basically, these methodologies are natural and originate from Ayurvedic therapy.
Ayurveda says that the imbalance doshas of our body creates waste matter that is known as ama, which is a harmful, sticky and stinky substance. The Kerala Panchakarma treatment clears excess dosha thoroughly and hence, rejuvenates your entire body. The therapy involves daily body massage and oil bath for a period of five to thirty days depending upon the requirement that is dosha imbalance, disease or for revitalizing.
How Is Kerala Panchakarma Treatment Good For Obesity?
According to Ayurveda, obesity is described as Medoroga.
This dosha responds well to Panchakarma treatment, as it removes excess Ama through Meda Dhatu therapy and hence, improves the fat metabolism in your body. The ideal time to eliminate excess kapha is in vasantha rutu that is the spring season, vata in varsha rutu called monsoon season and pitta in sharad rutu, the winter season.
Further Panchakarma measures can be divided in three groups according to their nature and they are as follows:
· Poorva Karmas: This is the pre-purification procedure of Panchakarma that helps to lubricate, dissolve and liquefy the toxins and impurities accumulated in the channels and cells of the body through kosta therapy, also called as gastroenteric channels for eviction.
· Pradhana Karmas: It is the main procedure of Panchakarma, where once your body is free from toxins and impurities the five treatments such as vamana, virechana, basti, nasya and rakthamoksha are given for rejuvenating.
· Paschat Karma: This is the final and post procedure of panchkarma that helps the person to restore his or her agni to normal condition through proper diet.
Conclusion: The Kerala Panchakarma treatment is a good therapy for obesity, as it basically concentrates on removing the toxins and impurities from the tissues and cells of the body.