There were many times during the panchakarma when I mentally balked at the prescriptions and yet I committed myself to follow them faithfully because I believed in the tradition and wisdom of the process. What resulted was an experience of less anxiety and resistance in my overall life. This came to include making peace with a romantic break-up of which I had struggled to let go. Part of the healing that has taken place with this cleanse is my acceptance that I do have IBS and also that in order to heal further, I will need to commit myself to a course of treatment that will be more than just me willing the IBS symptoms to stop. In moving forward with continuing to work on my physical health, I know that I will continue to invoke this sense of surrender and acceptance as I follow a gluten-free, low refined sugar, high vegetable diet.