If you have been following along in the previous nine posts, you may be interested to hear the Panchakarma results I achieved following this experience.
To recap, among other reasons, the main reason for me undertaking this was to heal the back pain I had suffered for over 20 years. And to build up my bone density so I was no longer at risk with osteoporosis.
You’ll find links to all previous nine blog posts below if you want to revisit:
- My Panchakarma healing journey begins
- Arrival at the Panchakarma Retreat
- Panchakarma – Snehana
- Pokhara Exploration
- Deeper Dive into Ayurveda
- Let the Basti begin!
- First Glimpse of the Himalayas
- Final Week of my Panchakarma Experience
I’m happy to say the back pain disappeared just a few weeks after my return from Nepal. It is now almost three years on since I undertook this first Panchakarma and I have remained pain free. It seems like a long distant memory now of struggling to get dressed in the morning and the constant pain throughout the day. Thankfully!
I got my bone density tested 8 months after my return and it had increased 6% in the spine and hips – this is with no medication.
This medication I refused to take by the way, has common side effects including low calcium levels, weakness, constipation, back pain, muscle or bone pain, anemia, diarrhea, bloating, rapid weight gain, seizures, swollen joints, difficulty with moving and breathing, skin problems such as eczema and blisters, and so much more. The warnings say you may also be more likely to get a serious infections, such as a skin, ear, stomach/gut, or bladder infection.
This particular drug is injected every 6 months and the thought of something like this staying in my system for that long, considering the long list of side effects, frankly disgusted me. And how many unsuspecting people are prescribed this each year?
Doing a Panchakarma is quite a radical step to heal one’s body and it’s certainly not for the faint-hearted. However if there is a way to restore our body and mind back to how nature intended, isn’t it worth it?
I have just done my second Panchakarma, this time in India at the Mountain Top Clinic in the Nilgiris. It was yet another incredibly healing experience and I’m looking forward to further improvements in my bone density. I have already noticed vast improvements in my energy levels, sleep, focus and concentration and a few other small niggles here and there. And I swear I get younger every time I do one of these too 🙂