Paschat means 'after'. This therapy within panchakarma is administered after the pre-procedures and the five main detoxification therapy. (Pradhan Karma)
This therapy is done after pradhan karma for restoring the balance of the doshas.Paschat karma concludes panchakarma. It involves re-establishment of the digestive enzymes and the replenishment of the body tissues that have been detoxified. If this process is followed after pradhan karma, then the patient experiences an amplified energy level, strengthened immune system and increased longevity.
Panchakarma is of enormous importance in Ayurveda because it covers a wide range of preventive and curative measures. This process eliminates the deep-seated toxins from the body thus helping the body to regain its normal potential. Due to its immense utility, panchakarma has been given a special place in all the ancient Ayurvedic texts. Aacharya Charak, the writer of the most important ancient text on internal medicine, lays down various uses of Panchakarma therapy for almost every major disease. Two separate sections in Charak Samhita, Kalpa Sthanam and Siddhi Sthanam extensively discuss the procedures of panchakarma.