Preliminary Steps

The Digestive Therapy (Pachana), digests and liquefies toxins in various tissues and channels of the body. This is accomplished by increasing the digestive fire of the body by means of ingesting specific herbs. The herbs are generally pungent and bitter in taste and hot in potency. They increase the internal heat of the body, stimulate the metabolism, activate the digestive enzymes, increase the peristalsis and improve the circulation. Many of these herbs have anti-parasitic or antibacterial properties and some even enhance the immune system.

The herbs used for this therapy are generally in the form of powders, pastes or decoctions.