The aim of Ayurveda is to prevent and cure diseases to purify the whole body and attain proper balance of Vatha, Pitha and Kapha based on the Panchakarma and Swethakarma therapy. The aim of Ayurveda is not only treating a concerned part but works on treating every area of the body. The purpose is to remove all toxins from the body in order to maintain the overall vitality of the body.
Panchakarma is known as the soul of Ayurveda. Pancha in Sanskrit stands for five and Karma for therapeutic measures taken for the purification of body. The treatment is also known as Panchendriya Shodhana (purification of sense organs). These are undertaken for Shodhna Chikitsa- the purification of the body and mind, including the ten Indriyas (sense and work organs). The treatments included are Abhyanga, Shirodhara (dripping of oil over the forehead), Swedana (general body massage and steam bath), Ksheeradhara (medicated milk bath), Nasyam (nasal infusion), Virechanam (medicated purgative).