Preparation prior to Panchakarma is very important
and insures that you will receive the best results
possible.We will ask you to participate in a preliminary
health assessment prior to scheduling your Panchakarma
that we may have an accurate understanding of your
present health and health concerns, and to confirm
that Panchakarma is right for you. The
health assessment can be completed by telephone.
like to conduct the preliminary health assessment
as much in advance
of Panchakarma as possible. Many clinics and institutes
simply schedule your appointment and then do a rudimentary
assessment after you arrive for Panchakarma. We want
to fully understand your health concerns in order
to make pre-Panchakarma preparation recommendations
diet, herbs, exercise and self-administered home
treatments. These preparations optimize your digestion
the cleansing process. One of the primary methods
of detoxification during Panchakarma is to move toxins
from the deep tissues into the gastrointestinal tract
for final elimination, so good digestion is essential.
Beginning your cleansing early and optimizing you
allows us to use the time during Panchakarma to aggressively
address you health concerns rather than trying to
get your body ready for Panchakarma after you arrive.
A health history questionnaire will be forwarded
to you. This is to be completed in as much detail as
possible and returned before the preliminary health
assessment. Please take your time when completing the
questionnaire. Often forgotten health issues will be
remembered after initially completing the form.
Panchakarma is contraindicated under
certain health circumstances.
SPECIAL NOTE FOR WOMEN:
Panchakarma is not appropriate during menses. Please
check you calendar and contact
us if you have questions
or concerns. A limited number of treatments can be
provided if menses should occur during Panchakarma.
No refunds will be made should menses occur during
One Week Before Panchakarma
You will have one week of more intensive home preparation
prior to starting active treatments. The week prior
to Panchakarma is very important as it prepares the
body to release toxins and allows us work at deeper
levels. You will receive specific instructions for
your preparation after your assessment.
Things to Bring
Please bring a hat or cap to keep your head warm and
some loose warm clothes that you can layer for temperature
control. It is important that you do not get cold.
Bring clothes and a cap that you do not mind getting
oily. Please bring good walking or hiking footgear.
The Monterey Peninsula is gorgeous with a great variety
of walks and hikes. Being outdoors is particularly
restorative during this time.
Please bring a thermos so that you can have ginger
tea for the evening and morning.
Situated at the edge of Monterey Bay, the Monterey
Peninsula boasts a moderate temperate weather pattern
which averages 57 degrees Fahrenheit / 12.5 degrees
Centigrade year-round. Temperatures increase significantly
as one ventures inland toward Carmel Valley. During
the summer months, morning fog on the Monterey Peninsula
is the rule rather than the exception, although it
usually burns off by mid-day. Spring and autumn are
clear and sunny. The "rainy season" occurs
between November and April, with the average peninsula
rainfall around 17 inches per year.
The area's climate and lifestyle encourages comfortable,
light- to medium-weight clothing year-round. Temperatures
fall off rapidly as the sun goes down, and jackets,
sweaters or sweatshirts are strongly advised if you
plan to be outdoors in the evenings. Plan to dress
in layers as this allows one to adjust as the temperature
changes. It is common for body temperatures to fluctuate
It is beneficial to state your intent for your Panchakarma
prior to the beginning of Panchakarma. Perhaps offer
a prayer or create a small offering to the universe
to commence and honor the deep healing that you are
giving to yourself. In this way your intentions are
expressed to the universe to replenish your natural
energies by the cleansing body, mind, and heart. The
expression of intentions is one of the most powerful
ways that we can communicate with the universe. When
our intent is clear and of a positive nature, it serves
to help us heal and grow.
We suggest that you bring a journal, art supplies,
meditative and healing books and any other resources
that you find beneficial to this healing process.
There are certain conditions where Panchakarma is generally
not advised. The specific circumstances of each case
need to be considered and evaluated. This is not
a comprehensive list as it is impossible to anticipate
all health issues. Please contact
us with any questions
Active internal bleeding
Congestive Heart Failure
Menstruation during the days of hands on treatments.
Receiving chemotherapy or Radiation (1 Year post chemotherapy)