Panchakarma FAQ

Frequent asked questions:
  • Can anyone have Panchakarma treatment?

    Except a few categories of people like too elderly people, children, pregnant woman etc, anyone can have Panchakarma treatments.

  • Can a normal person without any diseases have Panchakarma treatments?

    Yes, even a healthy person can have Panchakarma treatment for proper health maintenance for a long time.

  • Can I do Panchakarma myself?

    Panchakarma is a job of the specialist. Hence it is to be had under the supervision of an expert Ayurvedic doctor.Self medication is dangerous, be it any medicine system.

  • Does it require hospitalization? Do I need to get admitted to Ayurvedic hospital to have Panchakarma treatment?

    You need not necessarily get admitted to Ayurvedic hospital to have Panchakarma treatments. You can come to the Ayurvedic clinic / Ayurvedic hospital when the Ayurvedic doctor calls you and go back home after finishing the treatment.

  • Can I go to work, while I am on Panchakarma treatment?

    If your work does not involve much of physical activity, then you can definitely go to work, while you are on Panchakarma treatment. Generally a person undergoing Panchakarma would need some rest.

  • Can I decide about the choice of Panchakarma?

    Choosing the effective Panchakarma treatment is the job of a specialist Ayurvedic doctor. So, you can enjoy the treatment rather than worrying about the selection of the treatment.

  • What are the preparatory procedure to Panchakarma treatment ?

    There are very simple preparatory procedures to Panchakarma treatment like correction of digestive power, etc, which your Ayurvedic doctor will explain you in detail.

  • What are the post Panchakarma procedure?

    After undergoing Panchakarma treatment, there is a set of diet and lifestyle rules to be followed for a period of 3 – 7 days to enjoy the maximum benefits of Panchakarma.

  • Does Panchakarma alone will cure disease?

    By Panchakarma treatment, more than 50 – 60 % of Ayurvedic treatment gets completed. But to treat the disease completely, Ayurvedic medicines will be required for a specific amount of time.

  • Do I require to undergo all the five Panchakarma procedures?

    • If you are suffering with a disease and your doctor decides on a one or two of the five Panchakarma treatments, then that is sufficient.
    • If you are a healthy person, then consult a doctor and get his advice. In most of the cases, not all the five are required.
    • Usually one or two Panchakarma treatments are advised.

  • How long a total Panchakarma therapy course may take?

    Depends upon your health, disease condition and doctors advice – usually 7 to 28 days.

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