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Ayurveda, the science of life, emphasizes on the adoption of a number of preventative and healing therapies, which can purify and rejuvenate the body, mind and soul. The medicinal form of science is not just a healing system, but also an art of appropriate, healthy and disease-free living. It aims at increasing the longevity of people of all ages. Panchakarma therapy encompasses five treatments that can prevent and heal number of diseases. One of the five treatments is Virechana, a purification therapy.
Virachana therapy is defined as the medicated purgation therapy, which cleanses the Pitta and purifies blood, by clearing the toxins from the body. The treatment concentrates on the toxins that are accumulated in the liver and gall bladder. The gastro-intestinal tract is also cleansed by Virachana therapy. This treatment is usually administered for three days after Vamana treatment, but its duration may vary from case to case. In fact, Virechana can be administered directly after purvakarma, without undergoing the Vamana therapy that precedes Virechana.
While performing the Virechana, the vitiated doshas are eliminated through the rectum. The drugs used for the purgation therapy vitiate the doshas and bring them into the abdomen. During the procedure, the patient is subjected to Oleation first, then Fomentation, which is followed by Emisis and Samsarjana Karma (post operative). The internal Oleation is followed for three to seven days. Thereafter, a medicated steam bath is performed for three days. A light and warm diet is prescribed for the patient, a day before starting Virechana karma. However, certain factors like body and mind constitution, age of the person, mental condition should be considered, while opting for Virechana karma.
Effect on Tridosha:
Virechan treatment is indicated in the following cases:- High Pitta conditions – like skin disorders, blisters, abscess, liver disorders etc.
- Pitta associated with Kapha, where Pitta is the dominant Dosha, as in certain types of vomiting, acid peptic disorders etc.
- Pitta associated with Vata, as in case of gout.
Virechana Therapy is recommended and is highly beneficial for the following:- Detoxification in case of accumulation of Pitta dosha
- Eliminates toxin accumulation in the GI tract
- Effective treatment for piles, constipation, acidity, ulcers, liver/ spleen diseases, jaundice, inflammations
- Cleanses body from poisoning
- Cures mild and chronic skin disorders
- Relives headaches, anaemia, pain in the large intestine, non-healing wounds- Helps manage diabetes, asthma and heart diseases
- Reduces gynaecological disorders
Virechana therapy is an effective Ayurvedic treatment that can cure a number of health problems naturally. The Virechana Ayurvedic detox program, which may take 3 to 8 days, is also safe from any side effects.
Disclaimer: * Outcomes may vary from person to person