Panchakarma is an important part of ayurvedic treatments and is applied as a cleansing cure. Original Ayurveda treatments in India are carried out according to the teachings of Ayurveda, which includes the "five actions" - "five actions" is the literal Sanskrit translation of Panchakarma.
After cleansing, the treatment continues in accordance with the principles of Ayurveda. The Panchakarma is critical for the success of the overall treatment. Depending on the determined dosha constitution, a further treatment witll be performed, for example detoxification and purification. The strictest forms of original treatment involve vomiting and purging, however most programmes today focus on different methods such as stimulation of metabolism and treatment with specific herbs. The Panchakarma programmes in Europe are usually based on milder forms of treatment.
Nutrition According to Ayurveda
Following a specific diet is an essential part of Panchakarma treatment. A tailored, individual nutrition plan based on the principles of Ayurveda has a significant therapeutic effect. The three doshas are considered to determine the correct diet for every patient.
Apart from the specific, individual guidelines there are also universal nutritional principles. For example, you should only eat when you are hungry and avoid snacking between meals. It is important that you only eat when you are balanced and keep three-hour breaks between meals. You should use fresh ingredients and not eat until you are completely full, drink plenty of water and herbal teas and include all six flavours in your meals as determined by Ayurveda.