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Ayurvedic Treatments

Ayurvedic treatmentsAyurvedic treatment plans almost always includes changes in lifestyle and/or diet.  There are more than 20 different treatment types recognized in Ayurveda, the most common of which are organized to represent the 5 senses.  

5 sense therapies are used when specific treatments are needed to stimulate one or more of the five senses:

  1. Taste  (Nutrition, herbs)
  2. Touch  (Massage)
  3. Smell  (Aromatherapy)
  4. Sight  (Chromatherapy/color therapy)
  5. Sound  (Music therapy, mantras)

Let's take an in-depth look at each of these therapies: 

Additional Therapies

In addition to the treatments listed above, meditation, yoga/exercise, and breathing techniques are often also incorporated into a treatment program.

Pancha Karma (Cleansing & Detoxification)

Translating to the “5 actions” or “5 treatments,” pancha karma is a cleansing and detoxification therapy that uses 5 different treatments to release toxins from the body, and to restore the doshas to their state of balance.  The primary focus is on the digestive tract and respiratory system.  

Learn about the 3 doshas...

Specific treatments are also used to cleanse the body of toxicity as a result of emotional stresses, and to reverse premature aging by revitalizing the tissues.

 


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