Virechana Treatment

Virechana therapy is a type of Panchakarma treatment. Here, person is made to undergo controlled purgation for a specific amount of time. It is designed to flush out body toxins. Liver detox, colon detox etc. procedures that are quite famous now-a-days are derivatives of Virechana therapy.

Purpose of Virechana-
Virechana treatment is targeted to expel increased Pitta Dosha out of the body. When Pitta dosha gets increased, it causes certain types of diseases – such as abscess, liver disorders, gastritis etc. If the extent of Pitta increase is less, then oral medicines can be given to suppress it. But if it has increased to a large extent and if it has moved from its natural place to other places, then it needs to be expelled out of the body. By expelling it out, the disease gets cured, often completely. Since Pitta is situated at the level of intestines, expelling it from the anal route is very easy. Hence, Virechana treatment is designed. To expel it out, first the Pitta Dosha needs to be forcefully brought from the extremities and different organs into the intestines, and then purgation is induced, to expel it out completely.
The Treatment
This form of therapy is basically termed as medicated purgation therapy, cleaning the Pitta & sanctifies the blood, by eliminating all tvhe toxins from the body. The healing focuses on the toxins accumulated within the parts of liver & gall bladder. The Virachana therapy plays a decisive role in the purification of gastro-intestinal tract. This cure is generally administered for 3 days after the conclusion of Vamana treatment, but its period may diverge from one case to another.

Method of Virechana
While executing the Virechana karam, the doshas that are vitiated are removed from the body via the rectum. The purgation therapy is accomplished via the application of drugs. The patient is undergone via Oleation first, thereafter Fomentation, subsequent to which is Emisis & Samsarjana Karma. The entire process of internal Oleation takes 3-7 days. Afterward, a medicated steam bath is carried out for the next 3 days. A warm and light diet is advised to the patient during the entire course.

The application of therapeutic herbs
The purpose of this therapy is also concerned with the sanctification of the sweat glands, colon, small intestine, kidneys, spleen, liver and stomach. A good number of herbs are applied for the course of treatment, as they serve as laxative. Few of them are senna, bran, prune, dandelion root, flaxseed husk, & psyllium seed. Cow’s milk, castor oil, salt, mango juice and raisins are also included to attain a better course of treatment.

It is a remedial measure to the following health problems
It is a best measure to the treatment of skin diseases, gastrointestinal problems, chronic fever, abdominal tumors, piles, worms, jaundice, gout, constipation & irritable bowel syndrome.

Persons suitable for Virechana –
Diseases requiring purgation therapy are-
  1. Tumors of the abdomen,
  2. Piles – Often people suffering with piles suffer with constipation. Hence, Virechana therapy helps to correct bowel movements and aids in treating piles, indirectly. Also, as per Ayurveda, liver and Pitta are related with blood vessel health.
  3. As piles is related with blood vessels, Virechana treatment relieves piles Anemia, non healing wounds, ulcers, Abscess, blisters, freckles, discolored patch on face, Jaundice, liver disease, Disease of the spleen, Splenomegaly, chronic fever, ascites – these diseases have Pitta Dosha involvement.
  4. Poisoning, Chronic poisoning
  5. Vomiting
  6. blindness, Cataract
  7. pain in the large intestine,
  8. Diseases of male and femal urogenital system
  9. Gout, bleeding disorders of upper parts of the body (such as nasal bleeding)
  10. Diseases of blood vitiation,
  11. Dysuria, constipation
  12. skin diseases