DEPARTMENT OF PANCHAKARMA
The department trains the BAMS students about Panchkarma i.e. the penta bio-purificatory treatment modalities in the fourth year of BAMS course. Panchkarma include five major therapies of Ayurveda namely Vamana (Therapeutic Emesis), Virechana (Therapeutic Purgation), Basti (Enema Therapy), Nasya (Nasal Administration of Medicines) and Raktamokshana (Blood Letting Therapy).
As far as the treatment methods are concerned Ayurveda has described the use of Shamana (Palliative treatment) and Shodhana (Bio-Purifaction methods – Panchakarma) methods. Panchakarma literally means five methods of body purification. These methods are employed in the healthy to prevent diseases and to improve the immunity as also in the sick to treat a number of diseases. Recognizing that many illnesses result from the build-up of toxins in the body that impair the functioning of its natural defenses: the lymph, circulatory and immune systems, Panchakarma promotes healing and restoration by eliminating these toxins from the body. Unlike other detoxification programs, Panchakarma is a gentle process that achieves deep cleansing without discomfort and allows rejuvenating energy to flow freely through the body