Nasyam is a therapeutic treatment for the nose, throat, sinuses and head. The face, shoulders, and chest are massaged with specific herbal oil and the herbal extracts and herbal oils are measured exactly and instilled into the nostrils while inhaling. After this process, the area around the nose, chest, palms, and foot are massaged vigorously. This Ayurvedic therapy can provide a miraculous remedy for congestion. When it is combined with Abhyangam, it also calms the body, relieving it of stress and toxins. It also helps regulate our hormones.
This extended therapy will cleanse, purify and strengthen the nasal passages allowing you to breathe fully and easily again. Nasya treatment means putting nasal drops. While you might be already knowing about the usage of nasal drops to relieve nasal congestion, Ayurvedic nasya therapy is quite different from this usual practice. While putting the drops into nostrils remains the same, the purpose of this treatment varies in Ayurveda.
While there are many types of Nasya treatments, there is one type which can be done on daily basis for the overall improvement of health and to prevent diseases.
This type of Nasya is applicable to all healthy people.
Specifically it is helpful in people suffering from
1.Stiffness of the head
2.Stiffness of the teeth
3.Stiffness of the neck
4.obstruction of the throat
5.Stiffness of the jaw
6.– running nose
10.hyper pigmentation, freckles
1.Stiffness of shoulder,
2.Diseases of the oral cavity
8.Motor neuron disorders
15. Neuro muscular disorders
One who practices nasal therapy in time according to the prescribed method, his eyes, nose, and ears are not affected by any morbidity.
Procedure for Nasya treatment:
If there is an urge to urinate or defecate, finish that first.It is better to brush the teeth first if you are doing it in the morning.
Take plain sesame oil and do gentle massage over the entire face and neck.
For the purpose of massage, you can use
Maha Narayana oil, if you are targeting headache and sinusitis.
Nalpamaradi tail / Kumkumadi Taila – for good facial skin and complexion
Bala Ashwagandhadi Taila / Ksheerabala taila – to improve the strength of sense organs.
While massaging, avoid eye lids and eyes.After the massage, give hot fomentation. You can do this by mapping the face with a towel dipped in a hot water/washing the face with hot water / giving hot fomentation with a cloth pack of salt, heated on a pan. Hot fomentation should be given to face and neck, avoiding eyes and eye lids.
Lie on a cot in a room devoid of breeze or excess sunlight.
For convenience, keep a thin pillow below the neck.
Lie straight with his face upwards, extending arms and legs.
Take Anu Tailam – the oil for Nasya procedure. The oil is slightly warmed in a hot water bed, just before administration.
Two drops of the oil are instilled into each nostril.
This can be done by another person. Because while self-administering, one may miss the target
Symptoms of good Nasya procedure
1.Breathing without difficulty
3.Improved strength of sense organs
Benefits of Nasya treatment
1.The skin, shoulders, neck face and chest become thick, well developed and bright;
2.The body parts and the sense organs become strong
the disappearance of grey hairs will be obtained by persons who become habituated to nasal medication.