The unbelievable 5 Different types of detoxification process.




In Ayurveda, treatment is divided mainly into two types — samana chikista and sodliana cliikista.

Samana cliikitsa pacifies the vitiated doshas by using various medici­nal, herbal, mineral preparations. However, if the doshas are vitiated beyond a particular level, they give rise to various endotoxins, which will be accumulated in the weaker parts of the body. In such cases, sod­hana cliikitsa or purification therapy is done. Since it consists of the five types of main therapies, it is known as Panchakarma cliikitsa.

Panchakarma therapy removes toxins that have accumulated in the body. These toxins are often buried deep inside the tissues of the body and may disturb its normal func­tioning. These toxins, called ‘ama’, weaken the body, making it more vulnerable to diseases, and will de­lay healing.

The first phase of Panchakar- ma therapy is preparation phase or purva karma. It includes pachana (digestion), snehana (internal and external oleation) and swedana (fo­mentation). This phase helps the body to get ready for actual purifica­tion process.


Abhyangam is oil massage. In this, oil will be applied to the entire body through a particu­lar type of massage which helps the toxins to move towards the gastro- intestinal tract. Oil massage also makes the superficial and deep tis­sues soft and flexible, thus helping removal of stress and nourishing of the nervous system. Snehana is given daily for three to seven days, as indicated.

Swedana is sudation or sweating and is given eveiy day immediately following snehana. A herbal concoc- tion may be added to the steam to further loosen the toxins from the individual. Swedana liquefies the toxins and increases the movement of toxins into the gastro-intestinal tract.

The next phase is therapeutic phase or pradhana karma which in­cludes vamana (induced vomiting), virechana (induced purgation), vasti (medicated enema), nasya (nasal medicine) and rakta moksham (ar­tificial bloodletting). These are the main five cleansing methods.



Therapeutic vomiting

Eliminating the kapha which produces excess mucus is the pri­mary objective of this therapy.

One may take two to three glass­es of salt water (it can aggravate kapha) and then rub the tongue to induce vomiting. Once the mucus is released the patient will feel instant­ly relieved. It is likely that conges­tion, wheezing and breathlessness will be collected, hence the sinuses will become clear.

This treatment is best for all ka­pha-type disorders, headache, diz­ziness, epilepsy (between attacks), chronic sinus problems, and for re­peated attacks of tonsillitis and nau­sea. Besides, it will help to release the block at the respiratory organ.


Purgation therapy

Virechana helps relieve excess pitha, which creates bile disturbance in the body. Normally, this treatment is done three days after vamana. If vamana therapy is not needed, vire­chana can be done straightaway.

Virechana cleanses the sweat glands, small intestine, colon, kid- neys, stomach, liver, and spleen. A number of fine herbs are used as a laxative. These include flaxseed husk, dandelion root, psyllium seed, cow’s milk, salt, castor oil, raisins and mango juice. When taking these laxatives, it is important to adhere to restricted diet.

This treatment is good for skin diseases, chronic fever, piles, ab­dominal tumours, worms, gout, jaundice, gastrointestinal problems, constipation, and irritable bowel syndrome.


Enema therapy

Normally, this treatment is used to flush the loosened doshas out through the intestinal tract. Vasti is mainly done for vata disorders. It involves injecting medicinal sub­stances such as sesame oil, calamus oil, or other herbal decoctions in a liquid medium into the rectum.

It alleviates constipation, disten­sion, chronic fever, comm on cold, sexual disorders, kidney stones, heart pain, vomiting, backache, neck pain and hyper acidity. Vata disorders such as arthritis, rheuma­tism and gout can also be treated.

Types of Vasti

Oil enema or nirhua vasti

Decoction enema or anuvasana vasti (herbal enema)

Nutrition enema

Enema should not be given to persons suffering from chronic indi­gestion, bleeding from rectum, diarrhoea, diabetes, severe anaemia and for aged people and children under 7.


Nasal administration (elimination of toxins through the nose)

This therapy involves inhal­ing vapour from medicinal herbs. Mostly, it is done to eliminate ka­pha-related problems, ear, eyes, and nose and throat disorders such as migraine, sinusitis and bronchitis.

Nasal administration of medi­cine helps to correct the disorders of breathing affecting the higher cere­bral, sensory and motor functions.

It is indicated for dryness of the nose, sinus congestion, hoarseness migraine headache convulsions and certain eye and ear problems

Types of Nasyam

 Virechana (cleansing with the use of powders or herbs)

Nutritional nasy­am (for vata-related disorders)

Sedative nasyam

 Nasya decoctions

 Ghee or oil nasy­am ditions from your body and mind

Rakta Moksha

 Bloodletting is used to eliminate toxins that are absorbed into the bloodstream through the gastroin­testinal tract. This process will pu­rify blood.

Ulis treatment is best for skin disorders such as urticaria, rash, eczema, acne, scabies and chronic itching.

Do not do bloodletting in cases of anaemia and edema.

Reintegration phase or paschat karma is the final phase. This in­cludes sansarjan karma (specific dietetics), dhumapana (smoking of medicinal cigars) and some rules on lifestyle.


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