‘Panchakarma’ is the primary purification and detoxification treatment of Ayurveda. It constitutes the rejuvenatory treatments of the Ayurveda. And, it not only eliminates the toxins causing diseases but also replenish the tissues with nourishment. Therefore, Pancha Karma is also known as rejuvenating therapy.
‘Panchakarma’ is performed in three stages in order; ‘Purva Karma’, ‘Pradana Karma’ and ‘Paschat Karma’ as depicted in figure 1.
In ‘Purva Karma’ stage, certain therapies are used to dislodge the toxins from the inner sites and help to eliminate them by the ‘Pradana Karma’ procedures in the next stage.
‘Pradana Karma’ consists of five therapies namely: ‘Vamana’, ‘Virechana’ , ‘Vasthi’ , ‘Nasya’, ‘Rakthamokshana’. These therapies help to remove deep rooted illness-causing toxins from the body while balancing the ‘doshas’.
‘Paschat Karma’ is the concluding process of ‘Panchakarma’ and is effective in maintaining the healthy status of the body that has been achieved through ‘Pradana Karma’.
At Karunakarala we perform all the therapies that come under those three stages of ‘Panchakarma’.