Ayurveda therapies focus on the prevention of disease in the body through the elimination of the toxins (Ama).
The toxins in our body are either water-soluble or fat-soluble. The water-soluble toxins are generally flushed out of our system via the blood and kidneys. Fat-soluble toxins are harder to expel because they are stored. It takes more effort by our body to release and expel them.
Heavy metals, pesticides, preservatives, food additives, pollutants, and environmental chemicals can all end up stored in our fat where they can stay for years and lead to physical and mental chronic ailments. Panchakarma is effective in curing lifestyle ailments and chronic issues due to the elimination of water-soluble and fat-soluble toxins.
In addition, Ayurveda is a natural therapy hence it has no side effects or complications.
The definition of health in Ayurveda is a balance and harmony of all forces acting on the body at the physical, mental, psychological and spiritual level. This approach takes the entire person into account as opposed to just the symptom of an ailment.