Panchakarma is a purificatory and rejuvenating treatment.It mainly includes:
- Vamanam: The act of bringing out the toxins through the oral route (inducing vomiting) by the administration of medicine. Best treatment for eliminating Kapha dosha. Advised in skin diseases, respiratory disorders.
- Virechanam:Eliminating toxins through the anal route by way of purgation (inducing loose motions). Best treatment for Pitta dosha. Indicated mainly in chronic fever, jaundice, skin diseases, vomiting.
- Vasti:Administering medicated oil, or decoction, through the anal route like enema. Best treatment for Vata dosha to treat musculo skeletal and neurological conditions.
- Nasyam:Purification of the head region by instilling medicines through nostrils. Beneficial in treating headache, sinusitis, grey hair ,baldness, cervical spondylosis, facial palsy,insomnia, etc.
- Raktamokshnam:This treatment is aimed at eliminating the impure blood from the body by means of leech application, pricking the abnormal or discoloured skin surface or puncturing the small veins. It is mostly employed in skin diseases and metabolic disorders.