Benefits of the Panchakarma project

Panchakarma is one of the prominent Ayurvedic tools used to restore the balance of the body. It includes:
1. Vamana (therapy through the process of emesis)
2. Virechana (purgation therapy)
3. Vasthi (herbal purifying, nourishing, pacifying therapies through the procedure of enema)
4. Nasya (nasal instillation therapies) and
5. Rakthamoksha (various blood-letting modalities)

It also includes preparatory procedures like Abhyanga (traditional massages) and Sweda (thermal therapies through multiple modes like kizhi or medicinal bolus, steam bath etc.). Panchakarma is designed to eliminate the metabolic wastes that have accumulated in the body and thereby clears the nutritional pathway of Dhathus (seven types of tissues). It is a main treatment given to the patients admitted to IP department in hospitals under ISM. Apart from textual knowledge, the procedure needs experience and skill and is carried out by the male and female therapists in the hospitals.