Panchakarma Liver Detox Diet Plan & ProgramsTreatments  | PART 1

Panchakarma Liver Detox Diet Plan & ProgramsTreatments | PART 1

Panchakarma is an ancient system of deep cleansing,
detoxification, purification and rejuvenation unique to Ayurveda. It is a five-part process
and this video is about the first part, ‘snehana’, the purpose of which is to release the toxic
substances which have accumulated inside the skin.
The skin is the body’s largest organ and toxins accumulate within it from all the systems
with which it comes into contact, such as muscles, tendons, cartilage, ligaments, nerves
and arteries. In time these toxins solidify and become a part of the skin. The question
is how to safely and gently get these toxins out without disturbing the body’s physiological
functions or removing any vital nutrients. Ayurveda’s answer to this problem lies in
oleation. Snehana involves a deeply relaxing Ayurvedic
massage using medicated oils. Black sesame oil is used as it is highly penetrating, but
not to the extent that it is able to melt the toxic substances on its own. Herbs are
therefore blended into the oil, and these are chosen according to your constitutional
body type. In a few sessions this process liquefies the
toxins that are trapped within the organs and channels and they begin to be loosened
from the skin. It is now time to proceed to the second stage
— Swedana.