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CRITICAL REVIEW OF EFFICACY OF PANCHAKARMA IN PREVENTING DIS- EASES THROUGH THE WAY OF IMMUNITY (STRESS RESPONSE HORMESIS)

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CRITICAL REVIEW OF EFFICACY OF PANCHAKARMA IN PREVENTING DIS-
EASES THROUGH THE WAY OF IMMUNITY (STRESS RESPONSE
HORMESIS)
Chandaliya Sachin Shantilal1, Chandaliya Deepali Sachin2, Sane Varsha Nitin3, Jadhav
Mayura Vishwasrao4.
1,3 Associate professor, 4Assistant professor,Department of Panchakarma, College of Ayurveda
and Research Centre, Akurdi, Pune, Maharashtra, India
2Associate Professor and Head of Department, Department of Rasashstra, S M B T Ayurveda
College, Dhamangaon, Nashik, Masharashtra, India
INTRODUCTION
Panchakarma” is the special term
used by Charaka which includes five specia-
lised proedures viz Vamana (Act of Vomit-
ing), Virechana (Act of purgation), Niruha
Basti - Anuvasana Basti (Acts of medicated
enema) and Nasya (Act of medicated nasal
instilation). In medical sciences, there is an
established pattern of treatment. The whole
part of treatment is divided in two broad cat-
egories viz Medicines and Surgery. Diseases
are cured by giving medicines or correcting
by surgical intervention. Panchakarma is the
way of curing the ailment in a slightly dif-
ferent manner. It definitely does not fall in
the category of Surgery. It is not the medi-
cinal way of treating the diseases too. So it
definitely holds some different way of action
over all the systems.
Role of Panchakarma in prevention of
Diseases -
A. Role in preventing the diseases al-
ready cured -
“The treatment modules like Lang-
hana-Pachana-Rukshana-Stambhana etc.
though might be helping to pacify provo-
cated humours and decrease the quantity of
Review Article International Ayurvedic Medical Journal ISSN:2320 5091
ABSTRACT
Panchakarma has Samshodhana as a main objective. Four out of five procedures expel the
humours for purificatory purpose. Though all the procedures are different in methods, they are tied
in one bunch. It indicates they are something very common among them. It probably is the nature
of their action.Panchakarma procedures are Apakarshana (scrapping) in nature. They are quite
stressful in nature. They create a lot of stress over the metabolism during their course. Any type of
stress over the body invokes immunity response from the body. This immunity work is carried out
through the ways of endocrinal secretions, lymphocyte mobilisation or response to inflammation
created by the stress. So there are a lot of chances that Panchakarma procedures might be stimulat-
ing the immunity system to reduce the ailments by producing a lot of antistress metabolites in the
blood stream. This can be understood if studied the “Stress Response Hormesis”.
Keywords: Panchakarma,Samshodhana,immunity
CRITICAL REVIEW OF EFFICACY OF PANCHAKARMA IN PREVENTING DIS-
EASES THROUGH THE WAY OF IMMUNITY (STRESS RESPONSE
HORMESIS)
Chandaliya Sachin Shantilal1, Chandaliya Deepali Sachin2, Sane Varsha Nitin3, Jadhav
Mayura Vishwasrao4.
1,3 Associate professor, 4Assistant professor,Department of Panchakarma, College of Ayurveda
and Research Centre, Akurdi, Pune, Maharashtra, India
2Associate Professor and Head of Department, Department of Rasashstra, S M B T Ayurveda
College, Dhamangaon, Nashik, Masharashtra, India
INTRODUCTION
Panchakarma” is the special term
used by Charaka which includes five specia-
lised proedures viz Vamana (Act of Vomit-
ing), Virechana (Act of purgation), Niruha
Basti - Anuvasana Basti (Acts of medicated
enema) and Nasya (Act of medicated nasal
instilation). In medical sciences, there is an
established pattern of treatment. The whole
part of treatment is divided in two broad cat-
egories viz Medicines and Surgery. Diseases
are cured by giving medicines or correcting
by surgical intervention. Panchakarma is the
way of curing the ailment in a slightly dif-
ferent manner. It definitely does not fall in
the category of Surgery. It is not the medi-
cinal way of treating the diseases too. So it
definitely holds some different way of action
over all the systems.
Role of Panchakarma in prevention of
Diseases -
A. Role in preventing the diseases al-
ready cured -
“The treatment modules like Lang-
hana-Pachana-Rukshana-Stambhana etc.
though might be helping to pacify provo-
cated humours and decrease the quantity of
Review Article International Ayurvedic Medical Journal ISSN:2320 5091
ABSTRACT
Panchakarma has Samshodhana as a main objective. Four out of five procedures expel the
humours for purificatory purpose. Though all the procedures are different in methods, they are tied
in one bunch. It indicates they are something very common among them. It probably is the nature
of their action.Panchakarma procedures are Apakarshana (scrapping) in nature. They are quite
stressful in nature. They create a lot of stress over the metabolism during their course. Any type of
stress over the body invokes immunity response from the body. This immunity work is carried out
through the ways of endocrinal secretions, lymphocyte mobilisation or response to inflammation
created by the stress. So there are a lot of chances that Panchakarma procedures might be stimulat-
ing the immunity system to reduce the ailments by producing a lot of antistress metabolites in the
blood stream. This can be understood if studied the “Stress Response Hormesis”.
Keywords: Panchakarma,Samshodhana,immunity
CRITICAL REVIEW OF EFFICACY OF PANCHAKARMA IN PREVENTING DIS-
EASES THROUGH THE WAY OF IMMUNITY (STRESS RESPONSE
HORMESIS)
Chandaliya Sachin Shantilal1, Chandaliya Deepali Sachin2, Sane Varsha Nitin3, Jadhav
Mayura Vishwasrao4.
1,3 Associate professor, 4Assistant professor,Department of Panchakarma, College of Ayurveda
and Research Centre, Akurdi, Pune, Maharashtra, India
2Associate Professor and Head of Department, Department of Rasashstra, S M B T Ayurveda
College, Dhamangaon, Nashik, Masharashtra, India
INTRODUCTION
Panchakarma” is the special term
used by Charaka which includes five specia-
lised proedures viz Vamana (Act of Vomit-
ing), Virechana (Act of purgation), Niruha
Basti - Anuvasana Basti (Acts of medicated
enema) and Nasya (Act of medicated nasal
instilation). In medical sciences, there is an
established pattern of treatment. The whole
part of treatment is divided in two broad cat-
egories viz Medicines and Surgery. Diseases
are cured by giving medicines or correcting
by surgical intervention. Panchakarma is the
way of curing the ailment in a slightly dif-
ferent manner. It definitely does not fall in
the category of Surgery. It is not the medi-
cinal way of treating the diseases too. So it
definitely holds some different way of action
over all the systems.
Role of Panchakarma in prevention of
Diseases -
A. Role in preventing the diseases al-
ready cured -
“The treatment modules like Lang-
hana-Pachana-Rukshana-Stambhana etc.
though might be helping to pacify provo-
cated humours and decrease the quantity of
Review Article International Ayurvedic Medical Journal ISSN:2320 5091
ABSTRACT
Panchakarma has Samshodhana as a main objective. Four out of five procedures expel the
humours for purificatory purpose. Though all the procedures are different in methods, they are tied
in one bunch. It indicates they are something very common among them. It probably is the nature
of their action.Panchakarma procedures are Apakarshana (scrapping) in nature. They are quite
stressful in nature. They create a lot of stress over the metabolism during their course. Any type of
stress over the body invokes immunity response from the body. This immunity work is carried out
through the ways of endocrinal secretions, lymphocyte mobilisation or response to inflammation
created by the stress. So there are a lot of chances that Panchakarma procedures might be stimulat-
ing the immunity system to reduce the ailments by producing a lot of antistress metabolites in the
blood stream. This can be understood if studied the “Stress Response Hormesis”.
Keywords: Panchakarma,Samshodhana,immunity
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