Dr. Shekhar Annambhotla, BAMS, MD-Ayu
Shekhar Annambhotla, BAMS, MD-Ayurved, LMT, RAD, E-RYT500, has been an Ayurvedic Doctor (Vaidya) and educator since 1988. He earned his Doctor of Medicine in Ayurveda from Gujarat Ayurved University, India. Shekhar is a Registered Ayurvedic Doctor, Registered Master Ayurvedic Specialist, Registered Yoga Teacher, Licensed Integrative Bodywork and Massage Therapist, and faculty member of various Ayurveda schools throughout the USA. He is founding director of non-profit organization AAPNA (Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America) and Ojas Ayurveda Wellness Center in Pennsylvania, Director of Global Ayurveda Conferences, LLC and Global Ayurveda Academy and Dosha Botanicals, LLC, Pennsylvania, USA.
Topic: Panchakarma in the management of Autoimmune and Metabolic Disorders
Pancha Karma is the ancient healing system of Ayurvedic rejuvenation therapies performed to facilitate the removal of deep rooted impurities, toxins and stresses in the mind-body. In ayurveda, Pancha Karma (PK) therapy means “five actions”. A deep cleansing and rejuvenation program for enhancing longevity and vitality, Pancha Karma (PK) is considered a complete, holistic approach to the elimination of the root cause of each and every chronic health problem.
According to Ayurveda, each individual is born with a unique genetic constitution known as “Prakriti”. The irregular lifestyle, unhealthy food and stressful conditions may change the balanced state of Prakriti, leading to various disease or imbalance manifestation.
Today, in the USA, 70% of deaths are due to chronic diseases, not infectious diseases. Acharya Charaka has described that imbalances in doshas can be pacified by shamana therapies (palliation methods) such as administration of herbo-mineral supplements, lifestyle changes, adopting fasting, etc., but deep-rooted imbalances in doshas can be completely eliminated by the administration of shodhana therapies (purification methods), such as panchakarma. We provide affordable pancha karma to everyone and provide maximum benefits using traditional ayurvedic methods. Pancha karma is not for all, but for those who are completely committed and go through all the benefits explained in Pancha karma Program. One must undergo a pre-cleansing program (Poorva Karma), main cleansing program (Pradhana Karma) and post cleansing program (Paschat Karma). The entire program may go up to 30 days and completely rejuvenate and cleanse the mind-body-spirit.
Pancha Karma is a unique personalized experience that helps the mind and body feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Our individual bodies are governed by their unique bio rhythms and circadian cycles influenced by weather and seasons. The accumulation toxins can come from our food, our relationships and our environment, and even from our own thought process. Over the years of time, these toxins may build in physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. Many of the chronic diseases and illnesses are the result of accumulation of toxins in the body that can impair the functioning of its natural defenses, such as the lymph, circulatory and immune systems.