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panchakarma

Line breaks: pan¦cha|karma
Pronunciation: /ˌpʌntʃəˈkɑːmə
 
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Definition of panchakarma in English:

noun

(In Ayurvedic medicine) a fivefold detoxification treatment involving massage, herbal therapy, and other procedures.
Example sentences
  • Fasting forms an integral part of the fivefold Ayurvedic massage therapy called panchakarma with a view to cleansing the body before the actual medicated detoxification begins.
  • The set of procedures that follow the main therapies of panchakarma, called paschatkarma, are aimed at assisting the body in the re-establishment of healthy metabolic system and immunity.
  • In this case, a traditional Ayurvedic detoxification program referred to as Maharishi Rejuvenation Therapy, or panchakarma, may be needed to clear the body's channels and gain relief.

Origin

from Sanskrit panca 'five' + karma 'action'.

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