Panchakarma therapy

Time tested Ayurvedic method of healing Panchakarma (five actions) is a cleansing and rejuvenating program for the body, mind and consciousness. It is known for its beneficial effects on overall health, wellness and self-healing.



Panchakarma treatment consists of three stages:

Poorwa Karma (before Karma)

Pradhan Karma (main Karma)

Paschat Karma (after Karma)

Poorwa Karma

Poorwa karma means ‘before’ karma. It prepares a body for detoxification and is done before the main Pradhan karma. Poorva Karma is classified into two types:

Snehana Karma (Oleation)

Swedana Karma (Fomentation/ Sudation)


Snehana Karma is the process of oleation of the body, carried out by applying medicated oils and ghee in 2 different ways:

Internally (administering small doses of ghee or medicated oils internally)

Externally (different treatments using oil externally)

Swedana Karma is a group of procedures used to induce sweating.The term Sweda means ‘sweat’. Usually this procedure is done after going through the oleation therapy.

Poorwa Karma treatments 

Head/Scalp massage

In Ayurveda, head massage is called Shiroabhyanga.

Shiroabhyanga is a deeply relaxing head, neck and shoulder muscle massage, which uses specific ayurvedic oils selected to match one’s dosha type. It focuses on marma points, where the subtle Prana (life energy) is converted, regulated and stored.

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Pradhan Karma

Panchakarma therapy is comprised of five basic types of advanced treatment for the evacuation of vitiated Dosha (toxic materials) from the body – Vamana karma, Virechana karma, Nasya karma, Vasthi karma, Raktha mokshana.


Vamana Karma (Drug induced emesis)

Vamana is the procedure of eliminating the doshas from the body through mouth by inducing vomiting.  Continue reading

Paschat Karma

Paschat Karmais the follow-up therapies that include diet, medication & lifestyle.

After the toxins have been effectively eliminated, patient-specific diet regimens, controlled physical effort and health-promoting natural herbal remedies will be recommended. These support and enhance the successful effects of the two previous stages of Panchakarma treatments.