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Panchakarma (“Pancha” means five and “karma” means treatment) is done to detoxify the body according to Ayurveda.<ref>Mishra L, Singh BB, Dagenais S., Altern Ther Health Med. 2001 Mar Healthcare and disease management in Ayurveda (Archived on 25 May 2013)</ref> The five procedures are claimed to eliminate the vitiated Doshas from the body.<ref name=“A. K. Sharma”>

</ref> They are Vamana (Emesis),<ref>Gupta B, Mahapatra SC, Makhija R, Kumar A, Jirankalgikar N, Padhi MM, Devalla RB, Ayu. 2011 Observations on Vamana procedure in healthy volunteers (Archived on 25 May 2013)</ref> Virechana(Purgation), Niroohavasti (Decoction enema), Nasya (Instillation of medicine through nostrils), and Anuvasanavasti (Oil enema).<ref name=“Sharangadhara Samhita”>

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</ref> Nirooha, Anuvasana and Uttaravasthi<ref name=“Ashtanga Samgraha”>

</ref> form the basic types of Vasti. The term Panchasodhana includes Vamana, Virechana, Nasya, Nirooha, and Rakthamoksha(Blood letting).<ref name=“Ashtanga Hridaya”>


Pre Panchakarma procedures

Pre Panchakarma procedures are called as Poorvakarma. They are oleation and sweating.

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