Ayurveda and Panchakarma

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Ayurveda, the science of a long and healthy life, is a system developed by the ancient wise men in India that is inscribed in the Vedas. Used today by millions in Asia (it is the official health system in India and surrounding countries) and the West, Ayurvedic medicine is the oldest medical system in the world. It includes preventive and healing therapies that are mainly methods of eliminating toxins from your body and mind, promoting better cellular functioning, which leads to the well-known pathway of longevity and rejuvenation.

The ayurvedic vision of longevity believes that human beings have no limits and have a latent deep desire to bring together nature and their interior divinity. Ayurveda’s final goal is to help individuals reach their true potential through self-knowledge.

Panchakarma, what is it?

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Lifestyle habits, stress levels and present day eating patterns promote a build-up of body toxins which can have far-reaching physical, mental and subtle consequences. Panchakarma is a therapeutic programme which aims to rid us of these toxins, healing all tissues and replacing perfect balance to all dimensions of our being.

The role of an organic diet in maintaining excellent health is considered of the utmost importance in Ayurveda. A nutritional programme will be tailor-made for you throughout your Panchakarma.

Effective in the treatment of chronic diseases and maintenance of excellent health, the benefits of our Panchakarma programme have been recognised and praised by all who have experienced it.

5 traditional detox therapies are preceded by ayurvedic treatments and massages.

To guarantee long lasting results, our programme also includes guidelines to be followed after the Panchakarma aimed at preventing future toxins from accumulating.

Length of Treatment

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Ayurveda recognises that most pathologies begin in the digestive tract, and can be caused by a variety of factors. When these digestive imbalances (for instance diarrhea, constipation, vomiting or even chronic burping or hiccups) are not addressed in time, the toxic process leaves its seat and contaminates the 7 tissues (Rasa-Lymph, Rakta-Blood, Mamsa-Muscle, Meda-Adipose, Asthi-Bone, Majja-Nerve/Marrow and Shukra-Generative)

It takes 5 to 10 day for a therapeutic to affect the (Srotamsi) and enzymes (Dathuagni) associated with each tissue. This means that, if you want to regulate your digestion you can choose a weekend programme. However, if you want to treat osteoporosis or hair loss (both associated with the bone tissue) you should take a month programme (as the bone is the fifth tissue, and if we consider 5-7 days per tissue, then you should have 25-35 days treatment).

While choosing the Panchakarma programme that best suits you, you should take into account that after the programme there’s Pachatkarma. In this phase you will have to maintain certain habits for the same number of days as the programme. If, by chance, you have a 10-day programme, the process will continue acting on your tissues during the following 20 days, making it adequate for treating conditions associated with the muscle and adipose tissues.

If you have any doubt about which fits you best, have a word with our Clinical Director - info@panchakarmaretreat.org