Panchakarma

AFFORDABLE PANCHA KARMA

Affordable Panchakarma:

  • 3-day program: $1000
  • 5-day program: $1750
  • 7-day program: $2275
  • 10-day program: $3000
  • 14-day program: $3850

NEARBY LODGING
Jenn’s House (2 Convenient Locations)
3250 S. Cedar Crest Blvd.
Emmaus, PA 18049-1549
Phone: (610) 965-1777

802 Dodson Street
Fountain Hill, PA 18015-4029
Phone: (610) 965-1777

Pancha Karma
Pancha Karma is the ancient healing system of Ayurvedic rejuvenation therapies performed to facilitate the removal of deep rooted impurities, toxins and stresses in the mind-body. In ayurveda, Pancha Karma (PK) therapy means “five actions”. A deep cleansing and rejuvenation program for enhancing longevity and vitality, Pancha Karma (PK) is considered a complete, holistic approach to the elimination of the root cause of each and every chronic health problem.

According to Ayurveda, each individual is born with a unique genetic constitution known as “Prakriti”. The irregular lifestyle, unhealthy food and stressful conditions may change the balanced state of Prakriti, leading to various disease or imbalance manifestation.

Today, in the USA, 70% of deaths are due to chronic diseases, not infectious diseases. Acharya Charaka has described that imbalances in doshas can be pacified by shamana therapies (palliation methods) such as administration of herbo-mineral supplements, lifestyle changes, adopting fasting, etc., but deep-rooted imbalances in doshas can be completely eliminated by the administration of shodhana therapies (purification methods), such as panchakarma. We provide affordable pancha karma to everyone and provide maximum benefits using traditional ayurvedic methods. Pancha karma is not for all, but for those who are completely committed and go through all the benefits explained in Pancha karma Program. One must undergo a pre-cleansing program (Poorva Karma), main cleansing program (Pradhana Karma) and post cleansing program (Paschat Karma). The entire program may go up to 30 days and completely rejuvenate and cleanse the mind-body-spirit.

Pancha Karma is a unique personalized experience that helps the mind and body feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Our individual bodies are governed by their unique bio rhythms and circadian cycles influenced by weather and seasons. The accumulation toxins can come from our food, our relationships and our environment, and even from our own thought process. Over the years of time, these toxins may build in physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. Many of the chronic diseases and illnesses are the result of accumulation of toxins in the body that can impair the functioning of its natural defenses, such as the lymph, circulatory and immune systems.

Your complete Pancha karma Program includes:

  • Evaluation of your ayurvedic health questionnaire and screening by Shekhar Annambhotla, a vaidya (Ayurvedic Doctor) who has over 30 years of experience
  • Phone consultation for clients who are traveling from a far distance (it is highly recommended to have a one-on-one consultation before starting the Pancha karma Program)
  • Systematic cleansing regimen prior to arrival
  • Initial and final consultations
  • Special cleansing diet with freshly prepared food each day especially for you
  • Ayurvedic bodywork and massage therapies
  • Self-administered cleansing, rejuvenating colon therapies (Basti)
  • Systematic protocol to follow upon going home (take home program)
  • One therapist for 45-minute Abhyanga, Garshana, followed by 30-minute Shirodhara (an extra charge for an additional therapist)
  • One therapist for 45-minute Shiro Abhayanga Nasya, followed by a 30-minute Shirodhara (an extra charge for an additional therapist)
  • One therapist for 45-minute Vishesh, followed by a 30-minute Shirodhara (an extra charge for an additional therapist)
  • One therapist per client for 60-minute Herbal paste massage (Udvartana) followed by Swedana (an extra charge for an additional therapist)
  • One therapist for 30-minute Marma (pressure point massage)

To learn more about the specific benefits our clients have experienced through Panchakarma therapy, please read “Panchakarma Therapy: A Boon for Chronic Disease”

Research on Pancha Karma:Pancha Karma has been shown to:

  • Decrease cholesterol, by lowering toxic lipid peroxide levels
  • Decrease the rate of platelet clumping and thus lymphatic congestion
  • Decrease 14 major toxic and cancer causing chemicals from body tissues including heavy metals, pesticides and other hazardous environmental chemicals
  • Significantly raise the good HDL cholesterol
  • Lower diastolic blood pressure
  • Reduce free radicals, which are the leading cause of all disease, cancer and death
  • Significantly reduce bodily complaints, irritability, bodily strain, and psychological inhibition, as well as greater emotional stability.
  • Decrease anxiety, aging and reduced doctors visits

Ayurveda and Panchakarma: Measuring the Effects of a Holistic Health Intervention

Studies founded by the National Institute of Health and conducted by Maharishi University have shown that person’s receiving Pancha Karma treatments had a 70% reduction of heavy metals, pesticides and other hazardous chemicals than the general population. They also needed 80% less doctors visits. Pancha Karma recipients showed significantly less aging.

In a study published in Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine in its September/October 2002 issue, two Maharishi University of Management scientists, Dr Robert Herron and Dr John Fagan, have shown that Maharishi Ayurveda Pancha Karma therapy greatly reduces the levels of 14 important ˜lipophilic’ (i.e. fat-soluble) toxic and carcinogenic chemicals in the body, which would otherwise remain in the body for a very long time. 1

Maharishi Panchakarma was investigated for its effect on cardiovascular risk factors. Pancha Karma was given for three to five days to 31 subjects (15 male and 16 female). Fasting blood samples were tested for various biochemical parameters before, during, one week after, and 2.9 months after PK. Results showed improvement in several cardiovascular risk factors. Lipid peroxide (LP) levels rose during PK, then fell at 2.9 months to levels lower that the original levels (p=0.023). The transient rise in blood stream levels of LP may be due to an exchange of peroxidized cell membrane lipids for undamaged lipids present in ghee and sesame oil. Both sesame oil and ghee contain linoleic acid, an important structural lipid in the cell membrane, which also serves as the substrate for other structural lipids. The massage that is a part of PK may accelerate this exchange process, possibly by the activation of phospholipase A2. As the peroxidized lipids are removed from the body by the extraction and elimination procedures of Pancha Karma, the levels of LP should ultimately decrease, which is what this study confirmed.81

Other cardiovascular risk factors also showed improvements with use of PK. Total cholesterol fell acutely in all subjects (p=.0001) and HDL cholesterol rose 7.5 % (p=0.015) at 2.9 months, if original values were mg/dl. Vasoactive intestinal peptide, a coronary vasodilator, rose a significant 80% (p=0.003) 2.9 months after Pancha Karma. Reductions were seen in pulse (p=0.033) and diastolic blood pressure (p=0.027) after PK. State of anxiety measures also improved significantly (P<0.025).2

An additional study on Maharishi Panchakarma was conducted in the Netherlands on 93 patients and also showed improvement in cardiovascular risk factors. Total cholesterol was measured before and immediately after a two week treatment program. Results showed a significant reduction in total cholesterol levels (p<0.001). A psychological evaluation was conducted using the Freiburger Personality Inventory before, immediately after, and six to eight weeks after Panha Karma treatment. Over the two week treatment period, there were significant reductions in bodily complaints, irritability, bodily strain, and psychological inhibition, as well as greater emotional stability. Results of testing conducted six to eight weeks after treatment showed evidence of sustained benefits for mental health and well-being.

Sesame oil, which is used in Panchakarma, for massage and enemas has also been shown to have antineoplastic properties. Lipase-digested sesame oil and undigested sesame oil dramatically inhibited the growth of three malignant colon cell lines in vitro but did not substantially inhibit growth of normal colon epithelial cells. Sesame oil also selectively inhibited malignant melanoma cell line growth in vitro, as compared to normal melanocytes (p=0.006).

References:
* Sharma H; Freedom from Disease. Toronto Veda Publishing, 1993
* Sharma HM, Midich SI, Sands D, Smith DE: Improvement in cardiovascular risk factors through Panchakarma purification procedures. J Res Educ Indian Med, 1993; 12(4); 2-13.
* Waldschutz R: Influence of Maharishi Ayurveda purificat eatment on physiological and psychological health. Erfahrungsheilkunde-Acta medica empirica, 1988; 11; 720-729.
* Salerno JW, Smith DE: The use of sesame oil and other vegeteable oilsi the inhibition of human colon cancer growth in vitro. Anticancer Res, 1991; 11; 209-216.
* Smith DE, Salerno JW: Selective growth inhibition of a human malignant melanoma cell line by sesame oil in vitro. Prostaglandins Leukotrienes Essential Fatty Acids, 1992; 46; 145-150.

Accommodations / Transportation (Not Included):

The closest airport to us is Lehigh Valley International Airport (Airport code: ABE).

Nearby lodging and hotels:

Jenn’s House (2 Convenient Locations)
3250 S. Cedar Crest Blvd.
Emmaus, PA 18049-1549
Phone: (610) 965-1777
802 Dodson Street
Fountain Hill, PA 18015-4029
Phone: (610) 965-1777
Spring Hill Suites Marriott
1930 John Fries Highway (Route 663)
Quakertown, PA 18951
Phone: 215-529-6800
Hampton Inn Quakertown
1915 John Fries Highway (Route 663)
Quakertown, PA 18951
Phone: 215-536-7779
Comfort Inn & Suites
1905 John Fries Highway (Route 663)
Quakertown, PA 18951
Phone: 215-538-3000
Holiday Inn Express
1918 John Fries Highway (Route 663)
Quakertown, PA 18951
Phone: 215-529-7979

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