Ayurveda is world’s oldest system of medical science also known as “Science of Life”. It is gaining attention and acceptance worldwide as it gives equal importance to both preventive and curative aspects for both healthy and diseased through its personalized treatment procedures. People are now accepting the fact that being healthy not just requires to get treatment for certain disease but also to prevent the fortune turn of potential diseases as a fact a significant shift has been observed in health sector from curative to preventive aspect for approaching either diseased or healthy confirming the commonly encountered quote “prevention is better than cure”, a multispecialty branch of Ayurveda, ‘Panchakarma’ is gaining widespread acceptance and attention globally by virtue of the same fact.
Panchakarma is a unique Ayurvedic treatment strategy that comprises of meticulously prepared treatments for cleaning the interior body in the most efficient way possible. Purification in this manner allows the biological system to quickly return to homeostasis and rejuvenate itself, as well as promote the pharmacotherapeutic effects of medications administered later. Panchakarma is a comprehensive therapy that works as a promoter, preventative, and curative.
Panchakarma functions as a bio-servicing mechanism for the human body, similar to how a motor vehicle is serviced on a regular basis and even when damaged.
As the name self explains; Panchkarma comprises predominantly five purificatory procedures namely; Vaman Karma (therapeutic emesis), Virechana Karma (therapeutic purgation), Nasya Karma (Nasal drug delivery), Basti Karma (medicated Enema) and Raktamokshana (therapeutic bloodletting).
Vaman Karma is a form of bio-purification comprising a procedure of intentionally generated therapeutic emesis to clear out the morbid toxins out of the body through mouth.
As per the Ayurvedic Science, there are three fundamental body humors vis Vata, Pitta and Kapha; these three are the bio energies known as Doshas which carry out all the functions of the body. For optimum health, the levels of Doshas must be in appropriate limit that’s why the main aim of Ayurveda treatment is to keep these Doshas in their respective levels as any derangement whether qualitative or quantitative; leads to the state of disease. Vaman Karma is the main array of treatment to dislodge the overburdened toxins potent enough to create pathology for disease predominantly of respiratory and gastrointestinal tract.
Precautions to be followed- before the commencement of Vaman Karma following points must be considered.
➢ The patient should be examined by an Ayurvedic physician for proper assessment.
➢ Vital signs measurement and parameters like Blood pressure monitoring, Blood sugar monitoring, pulse reading, must be duly done priorly, during and after the commencement of the procedure.
➢ Proper history taking must be done for finding out any previous illness(s), previous treatment(s) and medications.
➢ Biological parameters must be checked before and after the procedure.
Vaman Karma is performed in three phases: preparatory procedures, the main procedure and post-procedural steps.
In light of an overview one can approach Vaman Karma regarding autoimmune, metabolic and chronic diseases.
Conclusively, the science of medicine is evolving day by day, beginning with disease investigation, prognosis, and treatment. Diseases are also emerging in this modern era, proving the inability of the modern high-cost medical system to effectively impact health as an improved state; which ultimately signals the need for a more effective and approachable health scheme to emerge. Vaman Karma is more than just a detoxification method; it's a well- organized and well planned bio purification technique that's crucial for every individual, whether they are ill or not.
At Sri Vaidya, a devoted and experienced team of Panchakarma experts with extensive clinical experience is available to serve you for all your ailments. Our hospital is NABH accredited and has well-equipped Panchakarma theaters for all the procedures capable enough to treat the patients with Ayurvedic principles; proper dietary and lifestyle counselling is done; here Vaman Karma is performed under full surveillance of Expert Ayurvedic doctors with high quality medicines and herbs; therapies are performed by fully trained Panchakarma therapists.