As the name signifies, 'pancha' means five and “karma” indicates the therapeutic measures applied. Hence Panchakarma means the five therapeutic measures used in cleansing and rejuvenating the body. This treatment is known for its beneficial effects on the overall health of a person. This is recommended before the onset of other therapies and includes pre-purification and purification procedures. These comprises of Purvakarma, Snehana (oil massage), Vamana (emesis therapy), Virechana (purgation therapy), Nasya (nasal administration) and more.