The Foundation for Health and Well-being
When ama accumulates in the body, it affects the flow of energy and nourishment throughout the system. Ayurveda considers this as an accumulation of toxins, and the underlying cause of all diseases. A common example of this is the accumulation of saturated fat and cholesterol that is beyond the body’s capacity to metabolize. After some time, this leads to the blockage of the blood vessels and arteries and, ultimately leading to heart attacks.
While it is easy to understand agni and ama in terms of food, it is important to remember that your mind and heart are continuously digesting energy and information as well. Right now your mental digestive powers are currently working to break down these ideas into components that your intellect can process. Likewise, your emotional agni is responsible for processing your feelings, including a loved one’s smile, the excitement of a new relationship, or unexpected criticism at work.
Restoring the Body’s Natural Balance
If your emotional agni is strong, you are able to absorb whatever is nourishing and discard the rest. The inability to metabolize emotions, however, produces as much toxic waste as undigested food. In fact, repressed rage, long-standing sadness, and persistent guilt are more debilitating for most people than the problems of physical digestion.
If we want to experience optimum health, it is crucial to maintaining a strong digestive system and eliminate toxins from the body. Panchakarma is a natural therapy proven in time that detoxifies and restores the inner balance and vitality of the body.
Why Should I Undergo Panchakarma Treatment?
Stress, environmental pollutants, and poor lifestyle choices create a toxic load on the body that harms tissues and bloodstream, resulting in poor health.
Panchakarma rapidly reverses this degenerative process and its effects are often profound and lasting. Panchakarma uses a combination of massages, herbal saunas, special foods and nutritional guidelines, mild fasting and colon therapies to rid the body of accumulated toxins.
Your personal panchakarma program begins with a thorough examination by an Ayurvedic doctor, which allows the doctor to recommend a program tailored to your own health. As your panchakarma treatments progress, you will be given a special diet combined with certain essential oils and herbs to use at home. These will help stimulate the liver and digestive organs, helping them purge toxins.
What Can I Expect?
The Panchakarma cleaning process affects the whole person. Thus, during the program, you may notice changes in the mental, physical, and emotional levels. Many of our patients experience a “healing crisis”. This is a normal part of the healing process and can be seen as a beneficial step towards optimum health.
The Healing Crises
A healing crisis occurs when a lot of toxins that have been blocked in our tissues for years are released into the system for elimination. As these toxins are eliminated, you may experience insomnia, heaviness, general soreness or discomfort and flu-like symptoms. You may also develop a feverish feeling, which is simply the way your body burns toxic waste. You may observe some emotional mood swings or intense feelings. Do not be alarmed – this is both a natural and necessary part of tissue cleaning.