MY PERSONAL STORY OF RECEIVING PAÑCHAKARMA
My personal Pañchakarma experiences have absolutely changed my life for the better.
While studying Āyurveda, I learned about the potential benefits of Pañchakarma, but I had also learned that it was quite difficult to go through. In 2016, I was volunteering at Vaidyagrama, an Āyurvedic Healing Village in Tamil Nadu. At the end of that experience, I decided to receive Pañchakarma. I had been giving hot oil treatments as part of the volunteer work during the hottest part of the year with daily temperatures averaging around 100 degrees F, and my body was completely out of balance. I had a terrible rash on my shins that was persistent and wouldn’t go away.
The treatments cleared the rash and did so much more.
I have been fortunate to have received Pañchakarma three times so far. The process has helped me to learn about my body in such a deep and meaningful way. The main physical benefit that I have noticed is the ease with which I have been able to move through peri-menopause, so far. When I was younger and after giving birth to my son, I was not always good to my body. I was always busy running from one thing to the next, and I carried a lot of stress for the majority of my reproductive years. I was very concerned that because of this ill treatment that I had given to my body for so many years, peri-menopause and the transition would likely be very difficulty for me. That has not been the case and receiving pancha karma is what I think helped me to reset my body and hormones in a way that is allowing this stage of life to be smoother than it would have been without the treatments.
Another huge benefit that I see after going through this process is the shift in my mind. In the past, I had been help prisoner by my mind and I spent a lot of time addicted to suffering. This process helped to clear the channels of the body and the mind so that I can think more clearly and let go of old patterns and ways of thinking. My personal experience is that the treatments and herbs help to clear long held memories and emotions that get lodged in the physical body, creating physical pain and disease.