Pancha Karma is the cornerstone to Ayurvedic management of disease. Pancha Karma is the process
which gets to the root cause of the problem and corrects the essential balance of 'Tridosha' in body.
Pancha Karma is not only good for alleviating disease but is also a useful tool in maintaining excellent
health. Ayurveda advises undergoing Pancha Karma at the seasonal changes to clean the body, improve
the digestion and to improve the metabolic processes.
Panchakarma is a Sanskrit word that means "five actions" or "five treatments".
Panchakarma includes three parts namely:
Poorva Karma (Preparatory Methods) which includes:
Snehan (Internal and external oleation)
Pradhan Karma (Main methods) which includes:
Vaman (Induced vomiting)
Virechan (Induced purgation)
Basti (Medicated enema)
Nasya (Nasal medicine)
Rakta Mokshan (Artificial bloodletting)
Pashchat Karma (Post-Therapeutic Measures) which includes:
This includes Sansarjan Krama (Specific dietetics), Dhuma Pana (smoking of medicinal cigars) and some
rules to follow specific activities.