Detoxification means cleansing the body from "inside" by removing and eliminating toxins. Detoxification helps individual to stay healthy, strengthens their immune system..
Our body accumulates both natural and man-made toxins. Toxins are present everywhere around us, like the air we breathe, the water we drink, or the food we eat. Even your favorite smartphone or laptop is a farm of filth anbd has enough bacteria to make us fill with toxins.
Everyday toxins are getting accumulated in our body, and when it crosses certain threshold limit, then we start feeling illness or start showing symptoms of allergy or disease.
HOW DOES DETOXIFICATION WORK?
Basically, detoxification means cleansing the toxins from our body. This is done by removing impurities or toxins from various parts of the body system. These toxins flow through blood circulation to all parts of body but then stay or aggravate in weaker parts of body and cause diseases. The body also eliminates toxins through the kidneys, intestines, lungs, lymphatic system, skin and even through liver.
A detox program can boost body’s natural detoxification process. There are three different types of toxins that can impact the physiology:
Ama is the most common type of toxin, and is the waste product of incomplete digestion. It is formed in the digestive tract when the food is not digested properly. Ama is usually caused by
- Eating foods unsuitable for body type
- Unseasonal food
- Eating too much or too little
- Eating before the previous meal is digested;
- Going to sleep on a full stomach;
- Eating left over, processed, old or fermented foods
If ama continues to be produced over a long period of time, it can leave the digestive tract, travel to a weak area elsewhere in the body and settle there. Usually it blocks the shrotas (microcirculatory channels) and disrupts the flow of nutrients to the area as well as the body’s natural waste removal systems.
Usually ama develops when agni, the digestive fire, is either weak or irregular. By enhancing agni through dietary changes or by taking ayurvedic herbal supplements, the digestive system itself can burn off simple ama and clear it from the body.
Amavisha is a more reactive form of ama that forms when ama settles in one part of the body for a long time and mixes with the subdoshas, the dhatus or the malas there. This more toxic, reactive type of ama is more dangerous than the simple ama and must be dealt with differently during detoxification.
Garvisha is the third type of toxin, and unlike the other two, garvisha comes from outside the body. Included are environmental toxins such as chemicals, preservatives, poisons, air and water pollution, genetically engineered foods, synthetics and chemicals in clothing, synthetic drugs, chemicals in household cleansers, and heavy metals such as lead, arsenic and asbestos. Garvisha also includes toxins from spoiled foods.
DO YOU KNOW IF YOU NEED TO DETOXIFY?
Bennett suggests that everyone should detox at least once a year. However, Bennett cautions against detoxing for nursing mothers, children, and patients with chronic degenerative diseases, cancer or tuberculosis. Consult your healthcare practitioner if you have questions about whether detoxing is right for you.
Today, with more toxins in the environment than ever, “it’s critical to detox,” says Linda Page, N.D., Ph.D., the author of Detoxification. Page recommends detoxing for symptoms such as:
- Unexplained fatigue
- Sluggish elimination
- Irritated skin
- Low-grade infection
- Puffy eyes or bags under the eyes
- Menstrual problems
- Mental confusion
Detoxification at Ayulife ?
At Ayulife we offer the Panchkarma procedures to detoxify the body and the process varies depending from person to person. Doctor will analyse the detox requirements in your body and recommend the right procedures.
Many Methods of Detoxification , which can be recommended by doctor depending upon your health stats and vitals:-
- Liquid diet
- Oil Massage
- Oral intake of oil
- Cleaning the bowel - Enema
- Raktamokshan - Leech Therapy for blood