PANCHAKARMA • The word panchkarma is comprising of two words namely Pancha & Karma . • Panch means Five & • Karma means Therapy (Process).
Pancha = Five • Karma = Interms of chikitsa whenever we do anything that is called karma, kriya, yatna, karya, samarambha are its synonyms. Pratikarma is also called Chikitsa.
Panchakarma • Panchakarma is a curative line of treatment for all diseases which are not amenable to shamana chikitsa.
The five methods or procedures of elimination of vitiated doshas from the body. They are : • Vamana karma (Emesis therapy) • Virechana karma (Purgation therapy) • Anuvaasana therapy (Unctuous enema therapy) • Nirooha basti karma (Decoction enema therapy) • Nasya karma (Errhine therapy)