Virechana (Purgation)

Virechana Karma Therphy

Virechana or purgation therapy facilitates the elimination of vitiated Pitta from the body. As it is essential that the vitiated Kapha be expelled, the patient should have undergone Vamana before this is carried out .

Oleation-internal and external-and sweating are to be done even if the patient has undergone those before Vamana. An interval of atleast 15 days is necessary between the two therapies.

Virechana acts on the main domain of Pitta dosha-the stomach, especially the small intestine.

On the morning of the day of the Pradhanakarma – Virechana, the physician should examine the patient to ensure that all of the food previously eaten has been properly digested and that the patient has slept well. He/she should then be given the purgative and asked to rest.

Aragvatha, Harithiki, Trivrit and Vacha are some of the popular purgatives. Hot water may be given, if necessary, to promote bowel movement. The sequence of discharge will be faeces first, the Pitta and lastly Kapha. Excessive bowel movement may be controlled with the same medication used for diarrhoea. The diet regimen followed after this treatment, Peyadikarma is the most important aspect of post-treatment care.

Virechana is not recommended for patients suffering from consumption, diarrhoea, fever or digestive problems.

After half an hour, the patient starts vomiting. Drinking moderate quantities of diluted milk at intervals can stimulatefurther vomiting. In an uttama shuddhi or successful emesis, the vomitus is more in quantity than the quantity of fluids taken in. The patient may be soothed by gently massaging with upward strokes around the navel and downward strokes on the back.

Soon after emesis, the patient is asked to clear his throat and mouth by gargling. Then complete rest is recommended for a specific period.

Vamana is an effective treatment for chronic colds, bronchial asthma, arthritis and certain skin diseases. However, the therapy is not recommended for pregnant women, the elderly and the weak, and those suffering from certain diseases of heart and liver.

Virechana Karma Treatment in Jaipur

Virechana Indications

  • Bronchial Asthma
  • Acid Peptic Disorders
  • Skin Disorders
  • Allergy
  • Psoriasis
  • Paralysis
  • Hepatic Disorders

Virechana Benefits

  • Lightness of the body
  • Increase in appetite
  • Improved immunity
  • Reduction of weight
  • Reduction of cholesterol and triglycerides
  • Reduction of repeated attacks of burning and acidity
  • Reduction of skin patches, plagues and dryness as in psoriasis, eczema & dermatitis.
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