Toxins absorbed into the bloodstream through
the gastro-intestinal tract get circulated throughout the body,
manifesting under the skin or in the joint-spaces making rooms
for disease. Their elimination and purification of the blood
then becomes necessary. Thus his therapy is very good in case of
all imbalance of blood and pitta disorders as stubborn skin
diseases, tumours, gout, excessive drowsiness, alopecia,
hallucinations and enlarged liver & spleen.
A sharp scalpel is usually used to make
superficial, parallel or vertical incisions with extreme care
after a soothing and antiseptic paste has been applied to the
location. The amount of blood let out should not be more than
350ml. At such times a needle should be used to puncture a vein.
It is however not to be used for people suffering from general
swelling of limbs, debility, severe anemia, piles, fever,
The real objective of Panchakarma
is to eliminate the cause of disease, since in itself the
absence of symptoms does not always indicate a complete cure.
Symptoms can often be quickly eliminated. But cure usually takes
more time. Since it is based on the individual constitution, it
is obvious that in very chronic diseases there may be more
sittings required to eliminate the toxins from the body.
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