What is Panchakarma

Panchakarma Detox – What is it? And Who is it For?

What is Panchakarma? 

Panchakarma Detox is a therapeutic system that cleanses toxins that are already in your body and which are the underlying root of health imbalances and disease. This process removes waste matter in gentle and non-invasive ways, supporting and nourishing the system, preserving vital nutrients and promoting optimum health.

Prevention of Disease: 
We usually think of detoxing as an afterthought, when your body is already out of balance, but it can also be used as a preventative measure. The science of Ayurveda focuses on prevention, treating the root of the imbalance in its early stages.
Panchakarma is highly recommended for anybody over 30. It is a healthy natural way to detox your body and avoid developing ama. Think of it like a car service; it can keep you in tip-top condition much longer!

Treating Existing Imbalance:
But for the most part Panchakarma is used to help with existing long-term chronic disturbance in body or mind, including chronic stress, insomnia, and other emotional and mental imbalances/trauma.

Panchakarma translates as “the five actions”. It is comprised of various treatments used in conjunction with one another to cleanse, detox, purify and rejuvenate the body establishing a robust mind-body-spirit connection – or quantum healing, the term used by Dr Deepak Chopra.

Panchakarma Detox is broken up into 3 stages: Pre-Treatment – Primary Treatment & Post Treatment.

Purva Karma
The pre-treatment stage of the detox, this helps to mobilise the toxins and move them towards the intestines where the primary treatments take over and removes them.
Pradhan Karma 
The Primary treatment of the Panchakarma Detox. This removes the accumulated Ama (Toxins) from the body.
Paschat Karma
These are the post-treatment therapies which may include rejuvenating diets, herbs and treatments. These both support and enhance the efforts of the previous two stages.

Who should detox? 

If you suffer from one or more of the following you could receive great benefit from our Panchakarama Therapy.

Stress, Anxiety, Lethargy, Constant, Fatigue, Poor Digestion, IBS, Insomnia, Skin Problems, Allergies / Intolerances, Heart Burn/Acid Reflux, Headaches / Migraines, Asthma, Hayfever.

If you have any of these it may indicate you have an accumulation of toxins or ama within the body creating disharmony for your internal system.

Although the body is designed to detoxify naturally, when our system is compromised by poor diet, life style choices, and environmental stressors it is unable to function efficiently and requires support in the process. This is where Panchakarma steps in, to rekindle your digestive fire [agni} and to strengthen your immunity. Panchakarma is a healthy way to detox the body.

How do toxins form in the body?

Ama (Toxins) develop in the body from an accumulation of factors including environment, lifestyle, incorrect routine, lack of exercise, unsuitable food consumption and eating habits. When these forces are out of balance it begins to reflect in our internal environment. The problem that arises is that the body is inhibited and overloaded by a variety of toxins, the digestive fire or agni is not eliminating ama (toxins) and the toxic residue is left to linger in the body. This Ama  usually starts in the gut but is able to migrate around the entire body. Normally, your natural healthy tissues will remove those toxins which otherwise cause inflammation or swelling.


If not treated or looked after the body might stop paying attention to these toxins, which then develop into diseases and potentially autoimmune diseases and if your natural immune system is weak this could even lead to a non-regenerative or a degenerative condition.


Panchakarma is ideal for treating deep-seated Ama. It is a natural healthy way to detox and we provide this detox in Sydney at our Ayurvedic Wellness Centre.



The benefits you will experience as a result of a Panchakarma Detox are the embodiment of wellness. When a deep cleanse is completed effectively you will experience vitality, energy, healthy digestive processes, reduced stress, healthy skin and complexion, mental clarity and inner radiance. It boosts immunity and improves the capability of the mind. It can also relieve symptoms of long term chronic reoccurring diseases.

Ayurvedic Treatment

Our Ayurvedic Doctors in Bondi Junction use Panchakarma as the foundation of our popular 3 day, 5 day and 7 day cleanses. These healthy natural detoxes cleanse the body deeply at the root cause level. All detoxes are tailored to suit your individual needs, there is no one-size-fits all. All treatments are customised after your consultation with one of our Ayurvedic Doctors here in Bondi Junction.

A proper cleansing Ayurvedic detox rids the body of toxic accrual on a physical, mental and emotional level, attending to all aspects of your life. A safe and healthy way to detox the body is with the support and guidelines of this ancient 5000+ year old system of medicine which treats the root of the disharmony and unbalance. The science of Ayurveda focuses on prevention, by treating the root of the imbalance in its early stages. However is equally effective for the treatment of chronic illness and disease.
The intention of this process is to safely clear the accumulation of toxins (ama) so that the body can return to its natural rhythm and cycle, restoring its ability to self-heal, self-regulate and function efficiently.

Call or Email the Ayurvedic Wellness Centre in Bond Junction today to see how we can help you and for more information Ph: 02 9389 2581.