Ayurveda is a 5000years healing science which comprises of two words, AYUR and VEDA. In SANSKRIT language “AYUR” means life & “VEDA” means knowledge or science. So AYURVEDA means “The science or knowledge of life”. Ayurveda is a system about right living and right eating. Ayurveda combines holistic assessment and diagnosis with diet, herbal medication and yoga. Also Ayurveda is concerned with achieving balance in body and mind by restoring the balance of the TRIDOSHAS or three elements-VATA, PITA and KAPHA (Air, Fire & Water) of which the body is made.
Ayurveda teaches self knowledge and self discovery, encouraging a person to learn who they really are and why they get sick. That person may then change his or her life patterns and routines to maximize health and enjoyment. The aim and object of Ayurveda is ,To maintain positive health in healthy individual. To treat the diseased persons.
Panchakarma(Sanskrit: literally meaning “five actions”) is the word for the five different procedures used in Ayurveda which are believed to purify the body. This is done in two ways: Pacifying the aggravated Doshas by using appropriate diet, natural herbs and minerals. Eliminating the increased Doshas from the body. According to the science of the Ayurveda- Our body functions are control by the three dynamic force of life which are call Tridosha- Vata, Pitta and Kapha. The imbalance of these three properties (Tridosha) leads to disease condition and balancing of Tridosha is the treatment. The process of treatment to balance the Tridosha is done in various ways. Panchakarma is also one part of balancing the Tridosha. Panchakarma is a purifying therapy to enhance the metabolic process through food and herbal medicines. It is used in deep rooted chronic disease as well as seasonal imbalance of tri-Doshas. As the wastes are eliminated from the body the person becomes healthy. So Panchakarma means five types of actions or techniques or treatment. These types of therapeutics are based on elimination therapy. In order to stay healthy and fit one should carry out Panchakarma methods as a way of cleansing and servicing the body. The greatest benefit of this system is preventing possible serious illness due to ‘SrothasAvarodha’ obstruction of channels or ducts.