Challenges in Globalizing Panchakarma

IJATM Jaipur, Gopesh Mangal
2020 Figshare  
The practice of Panchakarma is highly technical and demands an individualistic approach from the physician and whosoever comes in contact with the patient before, during, and after the session of Panchakarma (be it masseur, pharmacist, nurses, etc.). It is commendable that several institutes are conducting training to fulfill this ever-growing demand of Paricharaka – the scope of which needs to be expanded for a rapidly globalizing field. The latitude of M.D. Panchakarma also needs an
more » ... on through government funding or private partnership. Technical difficulties: These difficulties carry various shapes and forms. From cutting a Panchakarma table of right proportions (specific to countries) to disposal of patient fomites (oil, towels, sheets specific to a patient), to introducing and convincing a patient to a treatment like Shirodhara, Nasya, Basti, etc., to assess a patient based on their all-encompassing environment and culture (Desh, Kala, Bala) requires a technically sound mind, a fearless heart, a tolerant ear, and a keen eye. These need to be accounted and introduced through a merge between pragmatic Ayurveda practices and education.
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.12442472.v1 fatcat:7zkcyxon3vg6voqnrrk2uucttu