This entry is part [part not set] of 3 in the series Ayurvedic Panchakarma at Mountain Top Clinic

Ayurvedic Panchakarma Treatment Program

So now my Ayurvedic Panchakarma therapy begins and it looks like my days at Mountain Top Clinic are going to be busy.

I am here for three weeks, which is the minimum recommended time to undergo the program. This amount of time is needed in order to complete the detox, purification and rejuvenation stages of the Panchakarma therapy. The three week program will give me enough time to enable the natural ability of my body to support the healing process.

My Ayurvedic treatment program will be specially designed, to not only treat my body whilst I’m here, but will also help me to sustain the long-term health benefits of the treatments when I get home. This after care treatment is what really drew me to Ayurveda, as it is a lifestyle to learn and follow. Not just a quick detox, followed by no retox like many of the cleanses I have taken in the past.

Dr Sundara also advises that I need to make a food list for him of my normal weekly eating habits. From this he will be able to advise me on a good Ayurvedic diet to follow to keep my doshas balanced in the future. This will give me the necessary knowledge to maintain a healthy lifestyle and aid in the prevention of any future unbalance or disease. I just need to be good and try and follow it when I get home! That is going to be the hard bit.

Dr Sundara explains to me in depth about Ayurveda principles and Panchakarma and I try and take in as much information as I can. There seems to be a lifetime of information to learn and it looks like I will be doing a lot of reading. What I like most is the fact that it deals with the human as a whole –not just a body, but body mind and spirit.

Panchakarma is a time-proven natural therapy that detoxifies and restores the body’s inner balance and vitality and there is an aweful lot to learn and understand about its benefits.

Studying ayurveda and panchakarma

Studying ayurveda and panchakarma

Principles of Ayurvedic Panchakarma – detoxifying the body and mind

According to ayurveda, good health depends upon our capability to fully metabolize all aspects of life, assimilating that which nourishes and eliminating the rest. When we can’t completely digest our food, or experiences and emotions, then toxins accumulate in our bodily tissues, creating imbalance and ultimately disease. Panchakarma is a very thorough cleansing process that releases these stored toxins and restores the body’s innate natural healing ability.

When our digestive energies, known as Agni (fire