Agni, Ama and Panchakarma therapy:
In Ayurveda, agni or concept of fire is important. Strength of agni in the body is critical factor that determines the overall health. Whereas as ama (Sanskrit: unripe, undigested) is toxic disease-causing substance that is produced due to impaired agni or fire. This impairment leads to imbalance of body and mind thus resulting in various different health conditions.
Reasons to consider panchakarma therapy is, it brings positive changes in mental and physical conditions by removing ama or toxins. The old saying, we are what we eat. If we do not give attention to our food intake, types of food it certainly affects body. Apart from the food our mental makeup also very important for health. Our dosha imbalance (vata, pitta and khapha) are based on these two factors. Those toxins accumulated in our body cause imbalance of doshas and one can fall sick in the process. Our brain, digestive system, heart, liver and kidney constantly be working. To keep them going healthy if we live, we must remove toxins accumulated in the cells. Panchakarma helps in removing toxins by discharging them from cells and tissues through natural healing therapy.
Panchakrma is not for those who are pregnant and are expecting. For certain conditions of the body it is better to consult Ayurvedic physician before going ahead with the therapy.
Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: October 16, 2018