has been practiced for thousands of years in India.
In ancient times Rishis were involved in making
of medicine and treating people. Several researches
and studies have been undertaken in this field
of medicine. Today, these treatments are very
popular all over the world.
therapeutic procedures are followed to facilitate
elimination of harmful factors: Vamanam
(emesis therapy), Virechanam (purgation therapy),
Nasyam (nasal medication), Vaste (enema therapy),
Raktamoksham (blood-letting therapy).
Pre-treatments for panchakarma:
The panchakarma pre-treatment includes three different
processes: Thalam, Snehanam, swedanam.
Thalam: Before any
external treatment thalam has to be performed.
In this treatment, a special mixture of
herbal powder and medicated oil is applied
on the upper portion of the head and allowed to
remain for 20 to 45 minutes. This treatment helps
in conditions associated with ENT, insomnia
Snehanam: This is
a process of oleation
. The medicated oil may be applied externally
on the body or given orally.
or the sweating treatment is carried out
through various procedures.