Nasyam

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Nasyam

Nasal inhalation of medicated oil, milk, decoction or juice from fresh leaves of selected plants is called as Nasyam.

Types Of Nasyam

  • Marsham
  • Prathimarsham

Procedure

  • Firstly acquainted oil has to apply overhead. 2. After that, the face massage is to be done for 15 minutes 
  • After the massage, face steam bath is to be done by closing the eyes and has to inhale the fumes through the nose and to be exhaled through the mouth for 10 minutes 
  • After the sudation, quickly the sweat has to be wiped out from the head with a turkey towel well and rasnadi choornam is to be applied at bregma 
  • Then 4-6-8 drops of the indicated oil can be instilled to nose from the first day by increasing two drops daily up to the 7th day 
  • Take minimum 15 minutes to inhale and spit the sputum out through the mouth 
  • While doing nasyam, dry face massage with mild pressure can be done 
  • After that, conduct the kavala graha and gandoosha [5 minutes] with the warm decoction or water 
  • While doing, the patient again has to try to spit the sputum by possible force 
  • After that, snaihika Dhoomapanam with the help of Dhoomapana yanthra has to be done. 4-6 puffs minimum to each nostril is required. 

Indication

  • Headaches
  • Facial paralysis, sinusitis
  • Pathology of brain
  • Cervical spondylitis
  • Nasal congestion
  • Common cold

Contraindications

  • Raktha pitham (Urdhwa gatha)
  • Kasa, Swasa
  • Dysphagia etc

BENEFITS

  • Shiro virechanam
  • Achieves strength and power to the sensory organs by prathimarsha nasya as a part of dinacharya
  • Preenanam & jeevanam to masthishka & sushumna
  • Medicine to be selected is completely left to the physician, which is according to the dosha, roga, and onset of attack [time].