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Panchakarma

10 Ways an Ayurvedic Cleanse is Different from Regular Cleansing

Cleansing, juicing, detoxing are all buzzwords nowadays. Katy Perry getting a Panchakarma catapulted Ayurvedic cleansing to fame as ‘gut cleanses.’ But Panchakarma is a detailed cleanse that has been used for centuries as a therapeutic intervention in Ayurveda—a holistic traditional medical science in India and a form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in the …

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Cleansing, Ayurveda, & the Nobel Prize for Autophagy

Cleansing therapies or Shodhana Chikitsa has always had a vital therapeutic application in the 5,000-year-old science of Ayurveda. Periodic cleansing is recommended for detoxification, rekindle agni (digestive and metabolic fire) and for managing diseases. According to Charaka Samhita, an Ayurvedic root Ttext, Shodhana goes one step further in fortifying us—it helps in the prevention and …

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Panchakarma for Anxiety, Depression, and Chronic Stress

Ayurveda recognizes the individuality of body and mind. According to classical texts from Ayurveda–a 5000-year-old body of knowledge–the combined state of body, mind, senses, and soul is what makes life. It is intriguing how these ancient Ayurvedic texts make distinctive mention of mental disorders, their symptoms, and treatments that bear similarities with the lines of …

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