UNEP– LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME 2005 – HUMAN DIMENSIONS – PANCHKARMA (Detoxification & Rejuvenation Therapy) by Dr. Anand Shrivastava Maharishi Ayurveda Products Ltd.
UNDERSTANDING THE SPRINGHEAD OF AILMENTS & AGEING • We experience ailments & premature aging when: • Body accumulates toxins (Ama). • Body wastes are not efficiently eliminated. • Body organs are not functioning normally. • Body channels are clogged & lack flexibility. • Body has accumulated mental & physical stresses. • Mind is disturbed, emotions are unstable & one lacks bliss & happiness.
UNDERSTANDING THE SPRINGHEAD OF AILMENTS & AGEING • In terms of Ayurveda, one is in good health when our internal environment is in balance: i) The Vata, Pitta and Kapha are in balance. • The digestive fire is balanced. • The 7 body tissues are functioning normally. • The waste products are produced and eliminated normally. • The mind, Senses and Consciousness are working in blissful harmony. • When the balance gets Disturbed, Disorder Prevails, Disease and Premature Ageing sets in
UNDERSTANDING THE SPRINGHEAD OF AILMENTS & AGEING • The Internal Balance is disturbed by our choice of external environments: • Diet, incompatible food combinations. • Life styles & Habits. • Seasonal changes. • Environmental pollution. • Stress and anxiety factors.
UNDERSTANDING THE SPRINGHEAD OF AILMENTS & AGEING • The above External factors disturb: • The Vata, Pitta and Kapha Balance. • VPK imbalance affects Digestive System, which results into accumulation of Toxins (AMA). • These Toxins enter blood stream that circulates throughout the body. • Toxins clog the channels (Shrotas) thereby adversely affecting the energy flow to the body Tissues. • The accumulated Toxicity (AMA) starts affecting: • Vital life energy (Prana). • Immunity (Ojas). • Cell metabolic energy (Tejas). • Resulting into Disease. • Toxins (AMA) are the basic Cause of ill Health and Diseases.
UNDERSTANDING THE SPRINGHEAD OF AILMENTS & AGEING • The body works constantly to cleanse itself of impurities(Toxins). • The body’s self-purifying operations include: Kidneys, Liver, Bowels, Bladder, Skin and Lungs. These work by collecting impurities and toxins for being unloaded out of the body. • However, because of the increasing intensity of pollutants and the stress caused by modern life-styles, the toxins and free-Radicals pile-up faster than the throughput capacity of the body to discharge them. • This Situation creates disruption of the normal working of body & mind causing fatigue, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and variety of common and serious ailments, and premature ageing.
SIMPLE SOLUTION TO THE COMPLEX SITUATION AYURVEDA OFFERS THE TECHNIQUE OF PANCHKARMA TO HELP IN COMBATING AILMENTS & PREMATURE AGING BY ASSISTING AND REJUVENATING BODY’S OWN NATURAL SYSTEMS
PANCHKARMA PANCH Means ‘Five’ + + KARMA Means ‘Actions’ or Procedures. ‘PANCHKARMA’, involves five special procedures designed to remove impurities and Toxins.
PANCHKARMA INVOLVES TWO DISTINCT PROCESSES PURVA KARMA PRADHAN KARMA
BENEFITS OF PANCHKARMA THE MOST POTENT WELL - BEING THERAPY PURIFICATION OF BODY: • Cleansing of Ama (Toxins)from Shrotas (Channels) and Dhatus (Body Tissues). • Clarity of Mind. • BALANCING OF DOSHAS & AGNI (DIGESTIVE FIRE). • Prevents and Protects Body from various Diseases. • REJUVENATION OF DHATUS, ENHANCING OJAS. • Enhances immunity and body strength. • PANCHKARMA GREATLY RETARDS THE AGEING PROCESS.
PANCHLKARMA REJUVENATION THERAPY Considering Health, people generally are not aware that the physiology accumulates different kinds of Toxins in different seasons. Before a season ends, such as summer or winter,the Toxins accumulated during that season must be eliminated so that the body does not continue with the Toxins of the previous seasons into the next season.
MAHARISHI REJUVENATION THERAPY There are many other things to do for good Health — daily routine, proper diet, exercise — but this seasonal purification is the key to eliminate the basis of disease. If the accumulated Toxins are released during each season, more than 70 percent of the diseases will be taken care of.