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Nasya Therapy - Understanding Its Benefits!

Written and reviewed by
Dr.Samarth Kotasthane 90% (128ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurvedic Doctor, Pune  •  13years experience
Nasya Therapy - Understanding Its Benefits!

Nasya is an Ayurvedic term, a procedure followed for disorders related to migraine, throat, nose, ear, sinusitis, and any other organ above the neck. Ayurveda purifies these organs and removes vitiated doshas through the nasal openings. The nasal treatment happens in the form of medicated powders, medicinal fumes, nasal oil, or medicated juice.

Efficacy of Nasya Treatment

This form of treatment is tailor-made for diseases related to ENT and Eye ailments. The treatment aims at getting the toxins removed from the neck and head region by administering oil through the nasal cavity. Other areas where Nasya can be applied to get good results include psychiatry, dentistry, and neurology.

Types of Nasya Therapy

As per function, there are 3 different types of Nasya Brihmana Nasya, Virechana Nasya, and Shamana Nasya. As per quality, Nasya can be divided into 2 categories i.e. Pratimarsha Nasya and Marsha Nasya. Some other popular nasal therapy treatment includes the following:

  1. Navana: When Nasya is meant for Shodhana or Snehana, it is termed as Navana. This is the most common type of Navana and is used for hair fall, headaches and bells palsy tinnitus.
  2. Pradhamana: This is a procedure where dry powders get blown into the nostrils through a narrow pipe. It can also be inhaled. Diseases such as epilepsy, sudden unconsciousness, and any other diseases related to the brain are treated through this method. Some other herbs that are used along with this method of treatment include vacha, vidanga, maricha etc.
  3. Avapeedana: In this form of Nasys, juice extracts are injected into the nostrils. 4-6 drops of juice for each nostril are required. This treatment is ideal for patients suffering from poisoning, epilepsy, delirium, rhinitis, etc.
  4. Dhooma: This form of Nasya has 3 subtypes- virechanik, prayogik and snehaik. In Dhooma, a patient is made to inhale medicated fume from both the mouth and nostrils for 3-4 times. The exhalation should only happen from the mouth.

Nasya Karma Therapy Herbs

Some common herbs that are used for preparing any Nasya preparation includes apamarg, vidanga, hingu, tulasi, maricha and lahsuna. Some common oil preparation of Nasya includes anu, narayana, marichyadi, guraadi, shadbindu etc. A common preparation of Nasya is known as guraadi that includes herbs such as shunthi, pippali, and saindhava.

Benefits of Nasya Therapy Treatment

There are numerous benefits of Nasya treatment, some of the notables ones include:

  1. It develops and strengthens the shoulders, chest, skin, and neck.
  2. The sensory organs become much stronger after Nasya therapy of 3-4 weeks.
  3. Any person witnessing grey hair can get rid of it with regular Nasya treatment.
  4. The nasal medication also strengthens the visual site of a person. 

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