A REVIEW ON THE PHYSIOLOGICAL BASIS OF PANCHAKARMA THERAPY

Author Name : Dr. Abhilash M.
Volume : I, Issue :XII,August - 2016
Published on : 2016-08-20 , By : IRJI Publication

Abstract :

This article has been written on the background of increase in concern over the indiscriminate use of Panchakarma among the doctors and public. Panchakarma therapy is so widely practiced in the entire world; the word ‘Panchakarma’ may even be more popular than the word ‘Ayurveda’ as far as the global scenario is concerned. Panchakarma, hence acquire distinctiveness as a system of treatment having preventive and curative dimensions. Still, the scientific basis of Panchakarma therapy is seldom explored. This article tries to explain the mechanism of action of Panchakarma therapy based upon some physiological facts, so that some guidelines can be formulated to standardize the practice of Panchakarma and to make it acceptable to the scientific community.