If you google the word ‘detox’ just look at what comes up. There are literally thousands of entries! The advice on how to detox your body is prolific and it has become very fashionable to ‘go on a detox’.
So why detox?
Our environments and lifestyles commonly lead to the accumulation of toxins in our system. Even though our body is continuously and naturally detoxifying, we also need the support of special treatments to keep us in vibrant health.
Different types of toxins
The toxins in our body are either water-soluble or fat-soluble. The water-soluble toxins are generally flushed out of our system via the blood and kidneys. Fat-soluble toxins are harder to expel because they are stored. It takes more effort by our body to release and expel them.
Heavy metals, pesticides, preservatives, food additives, pollutants, and environmental chemicals can all end up stored in our fat where they can stay for years and lead to physical and mental chronic ailments.
So will any of thousands of detoxes do?
The short answer is no!
Authentic ayurvedic detox, or panchakarma, is an ancient technique of cellular cleansing. Developed over centuries by traditional ayurvedic doctors, its tried and tested combination of treatments, medication and lifestyle, is a proven method for releasing toxins and cleansing the body. It reaches those hard-to-access fat-soluble toxins and moves them out so your body feels lighter and brighter.
Panchakarma is a holistic treatment for not just the body but also the mind, senses, emotions and spirit.
So how does it work?
The preparatory stage of ayurvedic detox is called oleation, which refers to the use of oil internally and externally. To start your detox, you drink medicated ghee. It flushes the bile, starts to release the toxins from fat cells, liver and brain, and resets digestion and elimination.
You also receive therapeutic massage using medicated oils. While the massage may be relaxing, it also stimulates the tissues to release the toxins.
Vasti (medicated enema) is an important part of ayurvedic detox. Compared to any other form of colon therapy, ayurvedic enemas are unique. They use special formulations of herbs and medications in either oil (oil enema) or water (herbal decoction) to eliminate, via the colon, the toxins that the body has released from the tissues.
Shirodhara is an ancient technique of pouring a stream of warm medicated oil very slowly onto the centre of the forehead in the location of the ‘third eye’. This powerful method is deeply relaxing and assists in our emotional and emotional rebalancing.
Shirodhara relaxes the nervous system and lowers the metabolism. It creates brain wave coherence, induces an alpha state, and ultimately integrates brain function. Its healing potential is profound!
Our customised approach
When you come for a consultation, our experienced doctors personalise your detox program according to your individual needs and the types of prevailing toxins. You can expect the most beneficial program designed exactly for you!
If you are tired of the thousands of different detox programs on the internet, and want a proven and powerful method that will eliminate all your toxins and especially those fat-soluble ones, contact us for a consultation.
Dr Pradeep Neupane (Brisbane) or Dr Ram Mani Bhandari (Gold Coast) will look after you.