Panchakarma FAQs

What are the five cleansing therapies of Panchakarma?

They are vamana (therapeutic vomiting oremesis), virechana (purgation), basti (enema), nasya (toxin elimination through the nose), and rakta moksha (detoxification of the blood).

Do I have to do all five therapies?

Variables such as your constitution and imbalances will dictate which therapies you receive.

Can pregnant women, elderly, and very sick people do PK?

While PK is a therapy that improves one’s health, it can be contraindicated for certain populations for various reasons. Pregnant women, elderly, and very sick people should not participate in PK.

Does PK promote weight loss?

Yes, it does but it is just one positive side effect resulting from the treatments which greatly improve health on many levels.

How long does PK last?

PK lasts anywhere from 7–30 days. The needs of the individual will indicate the length of the treatment plan required.

What if I can’t take 30 days off from work to do PK?

You will still reap tremendous rewards for your health with shorter amounts of time spent in PK treatment.

Does PK treat diseases like arthritis, high cholesterol, diabetes, anxiety, and depression?

Yes, PK addresses all disease conditions and is used preventatively as well.

How does PK treat addiction and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?

PK goes very deep into the body and addresses disease conditions on a cellular level. This is important  because memories, behavior patterns, and emotions that trigger behaviors are rooted deeply within our cellular memory.

What are some of the benefits of PK?

  • Help reset the digestive fire
  • Heal the gut
  • Improve digestion
  • Eliminate toxins
  • Reduce stress/anxiety
  • Slow down the aging process
  • Increase immunity
  • Reduce excess weight
  • Lower blood sugar and cholesterol
  • Decrease brain fog
  • Increase energy
  • Elevate mood
  • Improve discernment for making good choices in life!

Does PK assist in helping to create a daily routine, nutrition plan, and herb protocol?

Yes, you are guided in creating a daily routine to support your individual needs and be given recommendations for diet and herbs.

Will I be doing Fasting during Panchakarma?

Food is an important part of Panchakarma and your meals will be well-balanced according to the guidelines of Ayurveda. In general, you will enjoy three delicious meals daily, healthy and balanced for you. On the detox day(s), you will have a special diet with little food to make sure you get the maximum benefits from the detox.