Nasya | The Ayurvedic Detox Therapy
What is Nasya ?
* Nasya is an ayurvedic detox therapy in which medications in the form of oils, decoctions or powders are instilled through the nose.
* As per ayurveda nasal route is the best way to reach the brain. Hence any disorders occurring in these regions can be tackled more appropriately by instillation of drugs through this route.
Efficacy of Nasya Karma
Nasya karma is the best procedure for treating Sirorogas (diseases affecting the head area) like migraine, chronic headaches, sinusitis, ear, nose and throat disorders. This involves the purification of head region of the patient. In this process, the imbalanced doshas above the neck are removed through the nasal openings. Nasal drops are given to the patient in the form of medicinal oils, medicated powders or churnas, medicated juice/ milk / medicinal fumes. The importance of this Panchakarma technique has been specified in the disease of the ear, nose, throat, mental diseases, toxicity, epilepsy, headaches, and untimely graying of hair.
Nasya karma is believed to be best suited for the Eye and ENT ailments. Principally, there is administration of medicated oil through the nose which cleanses accumulated Kapha toxins from the head and neck region. Other focus areas for the nasal errhines or the Nasya Karma are Dentistry, Neurology and Psychiatric diseases.
When to go for Nasya?
- Cervical spondiltis
- Facial paralysis
- Frozen shoulder
- Parkinson’s disease
- Psychological disorders
- Premature graying of hair