Most of us are particular in maintaining the cleanliness of our body, dress and surroundings. But seldom do we think of cleaning the internals of our body. Our body is host to lot of toxins produced due to various reasons. Toxins from our food, polluted environs, occasional drinking and smoking, stress and chemical medication all accumulate in our body over a period of time.
These toxins accumulate in our body and slowly weakening our defense system and resulting in numerous diseases. These are seldom identified as a causative of diseases and hence specific treatment is impossible. The only remedy is occasional cleansing of the body to purge it from impurities.
Ayurveda identifies three kinds of toxins affecting the body defense, Ama the toxin of incomplete digestion being the first. This is created due to consuming food unsuitable to body type or the season, processed, old or fermented ,by eating too much or too little, , by going to sleep on a full stomach etc.
The second type is a more toxic Amavisha, formed by reaction of ama with the impurities in the body. The third type is Garvisha, which comes from outside the body like the environmental toxins such as chemicals, preservatives, poisons, synthetics and chemicals in clothing, synthetic drugs, and heavy metals such as lead, arsenic and asbestos.
The fundamental principles of resisting diseases - cure and prevention is performed by this therapy. This can be administered not only for the diseased but also for the healthier lot. Panchakarma, it has a preventive, restorative and rejuvenative effect on the body of a healthy person.
Three distinct stages are involved in Ayurvedic Detoxification
Preparation of the body
Follow-up therapies after the detoxification