Duration Of Panchkarma


Duration of Panchkarma
The whole panchakarma treatment of nearly a months duration is generally broken up in this manner :

1st cycle
1st-7th days of oelation, fomentation and nasal therapies.
8th day emesis therapy.
3 days off.

2nd cycle
1st-7th days of oelation, fomentation and nasal therapies.
8th day purgation therapy.
3 days off.

3rd cycle
1st-7th days of oelation, fomentation and nasal therapies
8th day enema therapy

Do’s & Don’t During Pancha-Karma Therapy :-
During any step of panchakarma therapy traditional Ayurveda recommends certain lifestyle and diet guidelines.

It is advised to get plenty of rest during the panchakarma experience and to avoid strenuous exercise, sexual activity, late nights, loud music, television and other such stimulating experiences. It is also advised to take particular care to keep warm and away from the wind and to observe one’s thoughts and experiences during this time.

A mono-diet of kitchari and ghee is recommended, as well as essential restrictions on cold drinks, cold food, caffeine, white sugar, recreational drugs or alcohol and dairy products–all substances which should not be resumed (if at all) until some time after panchakarma is completed. The reason for this diet is that during the cleansing process the digestive fire (agni) takes a rest. Also, as toxins move back into the gastrointestinal tract the power of digestion is further slowed. Kitchari will provide adequate nourishment, nourishes all the tissues of the body, is very easy to digest, is excellent for de-aging of cells and assists in the detoxification and cleansing process. Kitchari is a seasoned mixture of rice and mung dal, and is basic to the Ayurvedic way of life. Basmati rice and mung dal both have the qualities of being sweet and cooling with a sweet aftertaste. Together they create a balanced food, that is an excellent protein combination and is tridoshic.

Whilst undergoing Ayurvedic treatment your mind and body are adapting to new healthy patterns.

To facilitate this healing shift it is best to reduce stress and strain as much as possible. Ideally one can observe the following :

Avoid :
Exposure to wind, cold water, cold air, sun on the head, dust and chemicals
Over-exercise or exertion
Drinking alcohol
Recreational drugs
Exposure to insects and sources of infection (unreliable food, water)
Excessive talking
Excessive sex
Sitting or lying for extended periods
Sleeping during the day or staying up late
Emotional excitement
Negative emotions such as anger, fear, worry, sadness
Excessive reading, listening to loud music, computer use or watching television

Favor :
Fresh air
Gentle walks
Breathing deeply
Smiling to yourself
Sleeping under a mosquito net
Eating in a relaxed environment
Chewing each mouthful
Warm liquids
Uplifting, calming music
Reading inspiring matter
Appropriate natural aromas
Cultivating positive emotions such as patience, faith, love and gratitude
Clear and open communication with Doctor and therapists.