Planning for a baby!? PANCHAKARMA before conception!
Everyone desires a healthy, intellectual, beautiful offspring with a long life. Today in the competitive and rapid world, all the parents are longing to achieve a healthy offspring with marked excellence in all fields, with no exceptions.
Soon to be mother of the current era be or may be in her middle to late thirties or early forties. She has the history of using birth control pill, worked during her menstrual flow or otherwise compromised her hormonal balance.
Research has consistently shown that chemical pesticides in food, smoking and alcohol consumption, exposure to environmental hazards and toxins such as pesticides, lead, paint, radiation, radioactive substances, mercury, benzene, boron, and heavy metals and excessive stress reduces quality and quantity of sperm in men.
In AYURVEDA, the birth of a healthy child is seen as equivalent to planting a tree, for which we need seeds, soil, the right time and the right nourishment. Here,
- the seeds are considered equivalent to healthy sperm and ovum;
- soil is seen as the healthy uterus,
- time to plant the seed refers to the proper time of ovulation and
- nourishment obviously refer to nourishment of foetus and mother.
So, Bio-purification or detox is must for all expectant parents.
In AYURVEDA, there are specific actions mentioned to all mankind which not only increases the chance of conception but also blesses a healthy child.
“Ayurveda suggests Panchakarma for all expectant parents.”
What is Panchakarma?
Panchakarma is Ayurveda’s superior mind-body healing experience. Yes, it is an experience; rather we call it a therapy.
Panchakarma is a unique programme, which combines different therapies of deep cleansing, purification and rejuvenation treatments that detoxifies the body, strengthens the immune system and restores overall balance.
Panchakarma helps you physically, mentally, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually.
When there is lot of garbage in your room or surround you, what you would do? How you long you would survive in a room that has a lot of garbage? How can you survive amidst the bad stuff? You can put all the garbage in a bin and cover it only for a while. Even the bin should be disposed at the right place.
To hide all bad stuff by covering or to throw it away in a bin to dispose at a right place.
Obviously most of us will go for the second option. For those, Ayurveda detoxification therapy or PANCHAKARMA is the right choice as a system of rejuvenation.
Good Metabolism (or ‘Agni’)
The health and functions of all tissues is dependent on having good metabolism (or ‘Agni’) which controls how well we assimilate food into the body. Hence, the first step in producing healthy sperm and eggs is to ensure metabolism is working well. This is achieved through a deep internal cleansing to balance the doshas and remove toxins (known as ‘Ama’), ensuring optimal metabolism.
For this VIRECHANA (ONE OF THE PANCHAKARMA THERAPY) is best advised
VIRECHANA – Who needs it and why?
Traditionally VIRECHANA performed on a seasonal basis or when feeling is unbalanced or unwell. Although the body has innate detoxification processes, these can be overwhelmed by ongoing poor nutrition, lifestyle choices and stress that weaken Agni (digestive fire) and lead to the accumulation of Ama (toxins) throughout the body.
VIRECHANA removes this waste matter gently, exercising the caution not to remove the vital substances.
VIRECHANA is regarded in Ayurveda as a must for anybody above the age of 30 years. Nobody would question the need for a comprehensive service plan for his or her car. After the car reaches certain mileage there is an acknowledged need for regular routine maintenance to ensure continued reliability.
This involves replacing old lubricants, and cleaning and greasing components to prevent future breakdowns. The same rule applies to every individual.
What happens during a VIRECHANAM treatment?
Step 1: Preparation Process PURVAKARMA (pre-detox measures).
This involves two steps:
Internal+ External (Oleation & sweating)
These enable the body to release the toxins and draw them into the digestive tract, where the body can then eliminate them via the appropriate detoxification process.
Snehana (oleation): Medicated ghee, taken in the empty stomach, for its first hand therapeutic value, is called Snehapanam. This is done as a therapeutic procedure and a preparatory procedure during the body purification therapy.
Medicated ghee or oils are given internally, in proportionally increasing quantities, for a period of 3 to 5 days approx.
Swedana (sweating) – After Snehapanam, ABHYANGA (ayurvedic oil massage to the whole body) is carried out for 3 days. Swedana is like steam bath. In a special chamber using medicated steam, the head is kept cool, outside the chamber and the rest of the body is exposed to steam and heated to assist elimination of toxins.
Detoxification Processes VIRECHANA
Medicated herbs are ingested orally to draw out toxins through excretion of stools. After a few hours there will be a sensation to pass the stool and it continues till 4-10 times depending on the intensity of the accumulated toxins.
Benefits of VIRECHANAM therapy…
- increases enzyme activity, clears the channels,
- makes the sense organs active, improves the colour and complexion,
- improves the virility, delays the ageing process,
- nourishes the tissues, enhances strength and help the person to live for long years.
It act as Preventive, Curative and Promotes overall health.
It has now been scientifically proven that a natural purification treatment can successfully eliminate environmentally toxic substances such as polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB’s) and pesticides from the body, without any side effects.
VIRECHANA makes the biological system to return to normalcy and to rejuvenate rapidly. It also facilitates the desired pharmacokinetic effect of therapeutic remedies administered thereafter.
- eliminates toxins, stagnated excreta and metabolites from the body,
- cleanses the macro and micro channels,
- maximizes the absorption and metabolism of nutrients & drugs,
- helps in minimizing their dose & toxicity.
Before you decide to conceive, Ayurveda Panchakarma treatment (purification process of your body-which removes any unhealthy conditions developed in your system) helps you detoxify your body, which improves your health condition, chances of conceive baby and also aids in natural birth.