Ayurveda is the natural healing system from India, dating back to 5000 BC. It's a system of correcting the unbalanced states of mind, body and spirit, promoting longevity and freedom from various diseases. The treatments, while natural in itself, deals with the root cause of an ailment, i.e. digestion, toxins present in the body, mental and spiritual state are also taken into consideration.
According to Ayurveda, the human body is composed of three fundamental elements of Doshas, Dhatus and Malas, nearest translation would be Body Constitution, body Tissues, and Waste products. Doshas or Constitutions are Vata, Pitta and Kapha, governs the physio-chemical and physiological activities of the body. The dosha theory describes how the five elements in nature (earth, water, fire, air and ether) combine to control the processes of the body and mind. Dhatus or Tissues are the formation of basic structure of body cells and Malas are the waste products of the body. Therefore, the treatments are based on these fundamentals.
The human body has a natural healing intelligence capable of constant rejuvenation. However, doshic imbalances and weakened digestive capacity allow toxic impurities to form, blocking the natural capacity to heal. The treatments includes balanced diet according to individual's predominant dosha, various Massage applications of warm essential herbal oils to remedy specific imbalances and detoxify the system, herbal supplements, exercises that includes specific Yoga pastures or asanas and mental state advancement can be achieved through Meditation.
Panchkarma Therapy is an individualized process of Rejuvenation and Detoxification. It's a cleansing program that various from 7 days to 21 days according to individual's needs. It's a purification program of flushing out the accumulated toxins and maintenance of health. These programs are recommended by an Ayurvedic Doctor, who has extensive training in Ayurveda, minimum of seven years plus working knowledge of Panchakarma.