BIO-PURIFICATION THERAPY IN AYURVEDA: A CRITICAL REVIEW

Authors

  • Vasant Patil

Keywords:

Ayurveda, Panchakarma, Shodhana, Bio-Purification Therapy

Abstract

Shodhana therapy is intended for purification of the body, by which the accumulated morbid humors responsible for disease are expelled out to produce an ideal environment for proper functioning of body. But Panchakarma, the purification therapy expounded in Ayurveda is perhaps the most misunderstood of all the Ayurveda practices. Due to ignorance, it is often perceived as just another system of oil massage. The process of the forceful expulsion of the Dosha is known as Shodhana. It is of five types i.e. Niruha, Vamana, Virecana, Nasya, and Raktamokshaņa. Ayurveda advises undergoing Panchakarma at the seasonal changes to clean the body, improve digestion and metabolism. Panchakarma presents a unique approach of Ayurveda with specially designed five procedures of internal purification of the body through the nearest possible route. Such purification allows the biological system to return to homeostasis and to rejuvenate rapidly & also facilitates the desired pharmaco-therapeutic effects of medicines administered thereafter. Panchakarma has a full therapy role as promotive, preventive and curative procedure. According to ancient Ayurvedic scholars, the elimination of the waste products of the body is termed as Apakarshana, which means Shodhana.

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Published

2021-02-28

How to Cite

Patil, V. . (2021). BIO-PURIFICATION THERAPY IN AYURVEDA: A CRITICAL REVIEW. Journal of Ayurveda and Holistic Medicine (JAHM), 1(1). Retrieved from http://jahm.co.in/index.php/jahm/article/view/95

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