Panchakarma consists of five different physiological detoxification therapies. These are: Vamana (therapeutic emesis), Virechana (therapeutic purgation), Basti (therapeutic herbalized oil enema), Nasya (therapeutic nasal, sinus, head, brain and throat cleansing), Raktamokshana (therapeutic bloodletting). We offer a variety of affordable Panchakarma services.
at around 60 degree celcius some toxins are released by honry.
According to Ayurveda, when honey is heated above 108° Fahrenheit, it becomes transformed into a glue-like substance that is extremely difficult to digest. This substance is considered a toxin (ama), since it adheres to the tissues of the body and is very difficult to remove. Many incompatible food combinations produce ama, but heated honey is one of the most difficult forms of ama to cleanse. Furthermore, not only does heating honey make it toxic and increase ama, but new research also indicates that most of the benefits of honey — a variety of amino acids, enzymes, minerals, fatty acids and carbohydrates — are destroyed by the application of heat. Therefore, Ayurveda recommends raw, unprocessed honey. Unfortunately, many natural and organic whole grain breads and other prepared products for children, such as granola bars, crackers, and cereals, contain honey which has been cooked or baked; it is best to avoid feeding these products to growing children.
Ayurveda, literally translated from Sanskrit as “the science of life”, is the ancient (over ten thousand years old), traditional, natural system of medicine of India; it is considered by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine to be a whole medical system, a complete system of theory and practice that has evolved over time in a different culture and apart from conventional or Western medicine. Ayurveda is based upon a deep communion with the spirit or nature of life itself. Following the principles of Ayurveda confers a profound understanding of the movement of vital force or energy and its manifestations within the entire mind-body system.
According to the writings of India’s great sages, seers and yogis, Ayurveda has its roots in the very beginning of cosmic creation. Vedic seers state that Ayurveda originates from the creative intelligence behind the universe, from which the entire manifest world comes into being out of immanifest cosmic laws.
Since Ayurveda recognizes a common origin for the universe and for humanity, Ayurveda teaches that nature consists of three primary qualities called gunas. These three gunas – Sattva, Rajas and Tamas – are inner qualities that exist behind all material forms in nature. Another great theory is of the five gross elements (Panchamahabhutas) – space, air, fire, water, and earth – and that the entire universe is governed and composed of these five elements. The entire physiology is made up of seven tissues (Dhatus) – plasma, blood, muscle, adipose tissue (fat), bone, bone marrow, and reproductive tissue. From the sap of all tissues, Ojas, the ultimate refined product of digestion and metabolism, which connects one’s physiology with consciousness and is responsible for greater immunity, is formed.
Acupuncture is an ancient healing art that originated in China 3,000 – 5,000 years ago. It involves the placement of thin needles through the skin at defined locations that induce a change in the body’s natural healing and pain relief mechanisms.
Acupuncture is the term used to describe acupuncture performed by a physician trained and licensed in Western medicine who has also had thorough training in acupuncture as a specialty practice. Such a doctor can use one or the other approach, or a combination of both as the need arises, to treat an illness.
How does acupuncture work?
The classical Chinese explanation is that channels of energy run in regular patterns through the body and over its surface. These energy channels, called meridians, are like rivers flowing through the body to irrigate and nourish the tissues. An obstruction in the movement of these energy rivers is like a dam that backs up in others.
The meridians can be influenced by needling the acupuncture points; the acupuncture needles unblock the obstructions at the dams, and reestablish the regular flow through the meridians. Acupuncture treatments can therefore help the body’s internal organs to correct imbalances in their digestion, absorption, and energy production activities, and in the circulation of their energy through the meridians.
The modern scientific explanation is that needling the acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These chemicals will either change the experience of pain, or they will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones which influence the body’s own internal regulating system. The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture results in stimulating the body’s natural healing abilities, and in promoting physical and emotional well-being, and to restore each patient’s optimal health.