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Nasyam is very important treatment for illness in the head region. Nostrils are the doorway to brain. As such, treatment to that area is being done through nostrils. Application of medicated oil and powder through nostrils is called nasyam. Main types of nasyam are virechana nasyam, dhmana nasyam, brumhana nasyam and shamana nasyam. Nasya not only helps in removing toxins from the head, neck, brain, eyes, ear, nose and throat region, but it also helps in snehan (unction), shaman (pacifying the toxins without removing them), bhringan, tarpan (nourishment) and gives immunity to these parts. With the use of nasaya, mucous membrane of nasal cavity is stimulated and therefore, other associated organs are also affected. Therefore, the obstructed kapha, in the channels, is removed which results in proper blood circulation in the head The procedure of nasaya helps in the elimination of spasm in the nose. It also dilates the constricted bronchial tubes and bronchioles, thereby helping in the treatment of dyspnoea and asthma. Nasaya helps in eliminating toxins from the head, neck, brain, ear, nose, and throat and cleans all the channels, which results in improved circulation of the nourishing dhathu in the deeper tissues. In this way, nasaya helps in preventing many disorders related to these organs like paralysis, various headaches, diseases of sensory organs, sinusitis etc. It provides strength to sensory organs, prevents ageing, hair loss and graying. It also keeps the skin of the face and body free from wrinkles. Virechana Nasyam
Virechana: – purification Nasyam is performed with medicated Lubricants like oil, ghee, paste or various herbal decoctions etc. used as purgatives in his head.
Dhamana Nasyam Here the medicine is insufflated in to the nostrils in the form of powder. Brumhana nasyam medicated oil, juice of herbs, act as roborants and nourish the tissues
Samana Nasyam Pratimarsha dose are used for Shamana Nasya. This neither nourishes nor purge but nullify the symptoms of illness and bring immediate relief. The fore head and neck region is gently massaged with suitable oil for sweating. Patient is made to lie back with head slightly bent back. Warm oil is dripped in to both nostrils. Which the patient has to draw in after the treatment the throat, cheeks and foreheads are massaged gently gargle is also advisable as a measure of post treatment care. Kapha related toxins from the Para nasal sinuses are eliminated and the regions get nourished. Great relief in the head, clarity of sense organs, unobstructed breathing, good sleep, are the results of this treatment. Nasyam is excellent for Chronic sinusitis, Headache, Throat diseases, Epilepsy, Catarrh, Migraine, Voice constraints, Eye diseases and Cervical Spondyolosis.