Virechana or Virechana Karma is a purification therapy and one among the five scared, healing therapies of the Panchakarma. The Panchakarma encompasses five treatments that can prevent and heal a number of physical, mental and emotional disorders and illnesses. However, more than a treatment, Virechana or purgation therapy could be done at home at regular intervals to ensure health.
Virechana as a Therapy
The Virachana therapy is medicated purification therapy, cleansing the body from excess pitta accumulation, purifying blood and clearing toxins. The therapy primarily concentrates on the toxins accumulated in the liver and gall bladder, thus cleansing the gastrointestinal tract completely.
Virechana Karma, mentioned in the Charaka Samhita, is known to be the best cure for treating the diseases emerging from vitiation of the pitta dosha. VirechanaKarma, mentioned in the Charaka Samhita, is known to be the best cure for treating the diseases emerging from vitiation of the Pitta dosha.
Types of Virechana Karma
In Virechana detoxification therapy, vitiated doshas and toxins are eliminated through the rectum. The therapy involves intake of Ayurvedic and herbal medicines that destroy the doshas and toxin from the body and bring them to the abdomen. Since Pitta is situated at the level of intestines, it is best to expel it from the anal route. The Ayurvedic medicines used for the therapy may vary from person to person depending on the patient’s digestion strength. During the Virechana Ayurvedic treatment, the patient will be subjected to oral intake of Ayurvedic medicines followed by fermentation. The patient will also be subjected to a personalised light and warm diet.
The therapy procedures tend to change depending on the actors like body and mind constitution, age of the person, mental condition and emotional stability.
Virechana therapy is an effective Ayurvedic treatment that can cure a number of health problems naturally. It 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,
- Relieves headaches, anaemia, pain in the large intestine, non-healing wounds- Helps manage diabetes, asthma and heart diseases,
- Reduces gynaecological disorders,