Nasya

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INDICATONS

 

1) Head ache

2) Insomnia

3) Migraine

4) Sinusitis/ Allergic rhinitis

5) Loss of hair

6) Greying of hair

7) Loss of memory

8) Diseases of the brain

9) Anosmia (Loss of smell sensation)

INTRODUCTION

 

Nasya is the forth treatment among the five detoxifying cleansing therapies broadly known as panchakarma or shodhana therapies. It helps in clearing the upper respiratory tract & head.

PROCEDURE

 

Before the application of Nasya a simple light massage is carried out on the face & the forehead followed by a light fomentation either by Nadisweda or by a towel dipped in hot water. Eyes are to be covered during the swedana. Then the specially prepared Nasya Medicine is introduced through the nostrils of the patient with the help of Nasya Yantra or dropper. This is absolutely painless procedure. Then the patient is asked to do the gargles with the warm water. The patient may sneeze for a few seconds following nasya.

DIET

 

Before procedure: Nasya normally does not have strict dietary regulation but it is advisable that it is either done on empty stomach or after a period of 3-4 hrs after consuming food.
After procedure: After Nasya patient can take a little warm water He is advised not to consume heavy food during the course

BENEFITS

 

1) Lightness of the head

2) Increase in smell sensation

3) Easyness to breath

4) Improvement in the activity of nervous system

5) Reduction in the headache

6) Improvement in the acuity of all the senses specially the vision

CAUTION

 

Nasya is a relatively very simple & easy therapy with great results. One should not get exposed to high winds, rain , extreme cold or heat & take bath after the nasya. Proper preparation & post procedural care is a must & no shortcuts should ever be tried.