Maharshi Atreya Health Centre has developed its own unique method of Panchakarma to obtain the maximum benefit from it. All the ‘Karmas’ (the steps or the actions of Panchakarma) have been tested scientifically with the help of different diagnostic tools on a number of volunteers. The doctors at MAHC have substantial experience in using the various techniques of Panchakarma to cure chronic diseases.
To understand Panchakarma, it is necessary to understand how a disease develops and how Panchakarma helps in curing it.
A key word is ‘AMA’, a generalised term in Ayurveda which is used for identifying toxins, improperly digested food and waste products.
Panchakarma is a part of the purification therapies of Ayurveda. ‘Panch’ means five and ‘Karma’ means actions, so it is a set of five systematic actions used for purification of the body. It is used restore the balance of the aggravated ‘doshas’ and to flush out the accumulated ‘AMA’ or toxins from the body using the normal modes of elimination like the intestines, sweat glands and the urinary tract.
The body constantly removes AMA from our body in the form of urine, stool and perspiration. But due to an imbalance of doshas and various other reasons the AMA produced may be more than the capacity of the body to remove it. If the body’s capacity to remove AMA is hampered, it gives rise to favourable conditions for a disease to develop in the body. Panchakarma cleanses the body and eliminates the diseases caused by imbalanced doshas.
Toxins (AMA) may be produced and accumulated in the body as a result of
The elimination of these toxins from the body is the body’s natural automatic response, but over time – and in the case of DOSHA imbalances – these wastes are not effectively eliminated from the body. The wastes then tend to seep into the ‘Shrotas’ (veins, arteries, lymphatic channels etc) and start producing diseases, and detoxification therefore becomes very necessary.