RESTRICTION PERIOD OF PANCHKARMA
Following are the restrictions of Panchakarma for better therapeutic results.
Soon after the administration of any Panchakarma procedure, it is essential to follow up with samsarjana krama. This follow up procedures of seven days in case of vamana and virechana karma or double the duration of course of basti karma, helps in the restoration of the optimum functioning of the digestive system as well as regaining of physical strength. In addition to this certain dietary and behavioral restriction have to be strictly followed that helps in the early recovery. This duration following the Panchakarma procedure, during which the client has to follow certain restrictions is referred as pariharya kala meaning period of avoidance. Eight major factors are enumerated for avoidance and are collectively named as ashta-mahadoshakara-bhava. This word ashta mahadosha-kara-bhava simply means eight major incriminatory factors. So to say, proper administration of the Panchakarma followed by observation of samsarjana krama and avoidance of ashta-mahadoshakara-bhava during the pariharya kala provides complete recovery of the client as well as desired effect of the shodhana procedures. Further, the assessment of the complete recovery of the client following any of the Panchakarma procedures is done on the basis of the appearance of the following symptoms.