Ans: Ayurveda is one of the oldest systems of medicine dealing with both the preventive and curative aspects of life in a most comprehensive way. The word Ayurveda is derived from the Sanskrit words “ayus” meaning "life" and “veda” meaning “Knowledge.” The word together means the knowledge of life. . In ayurveda the process of ayur (life) is considered as a combined state of body (sharira), senses (indriya), psyche (mana) and soul (atma).
Ans: In Ayurveda your body and its functions are a combination of following constituents
Vata (essence of air & space),
Pitta (essence of fire & water)
Kapha (essence of earth & Water ).
Tridoshas(3 doshas) are backbone of Ayurveda. Doshas are biological forces that governs all your physiological and psychological functions.
7 dhatu (Tissues) according to Ayurveda
Rasa - water present as intracellular & extracellular fluid
Rakta – Blood & its component
Mamsa - Muscles & muscular tissue
Medas – Fat & adipose tissue
Asthi- Bones & cartilage
Majja- Bone marrow & myeloid tissue
Sukra- Reproductive element
Ans: Panchakarma is a bio-cleansing regimen which facilitates the body system for better bioavailability of the pharmacological therapies, besides achieving homeostasis of humours (doshas). These therapies help in the elimination of disease-causing factors and maintain the equilibrium of body tissues (dhatus) and humours (doshas).
Ans: The following five procedures come under Panchakarma procedures.
Vamana karma (Therapeutic emesis)
Virechana karma (Therapeutic purgation)
Basti ( enema)
Nasya karma (Nasal administration of medicaments)
Raktamokshan ( Blood Letting)
Before performing Panchakarma, preparatory procedures viz, Pachana (Digestion of toxic metabolites), Deepana (Increasing the digestive fire), snehana (oleation), swedana (fomentation) are essential. After performing Panchakarma, specific procedures, dietary regimen and lifestyles are required to be followed.
Ans: Taking your pulse is not enough to understand you as a whole person. It is important to look at all the factors involved in the disease process, and pulse diagnosis is just one of the assessment tools in Ayurveda.
Ans: Ayurveda can be used in conjunction with allopathic medicine. But it is very important to let your Ayurvedic practitioner know what medications you are on, so he can recommend the appropriate ayurvedic medicine for you.
Ans: That would depend on your particular state of health, your lifestyle, and how disciplined you are in following an Ayurvedic regime.
Ans: Based on the doshic predominance and type of Panchakarma procedure carried out, specific dietary regimen for a specific period is prescribed after Panchakarma procedures.
Ans: Diet planning is done by experts according to state of health. Vegetarian meals are served, which will be varied and easily digestible. Our Ayurvedic meals are not only tasty but are also predominantly made with organic ingredients.
Ans: The safety aspects of Panchakarma are very comprehensively mentioned in the classics in regard to indications, contraindications, precautions, etc. When employed skillfully and appropriately, these Panchakarma procedures are safe and free from side effects.
Ans: Generally for all chronic illness, whether physical, mental or emotional and for the prevention of illness.
Ans: Panchakarma therapy is also indicated for healthy persons for the purpose of prevention of diseases and promoting good health. It is also indicated to expel doshas accumulated and for aggravated conditions due to seasonal variations.
Ans: Follow up consultations are required but they can be managed at telephonic level or through e mail. In case the patient is not from a far off place the follow up consultations can be done in person.
Ans: The consultations can also be taken on telephone or email. You can fill the consultation form describing us all the details and we get back to you with the results.