If you suffer from sinusitis you will agree that the dull headache, blocked nose and general malaise that are the result of blocked sinuses all leave you feeling truly miserable. Modern western medicine can bring some relief, it is true, but do you know that there is an ancient system of healing that treats sinusitis most effectively, without any chemicals? We are referring of course to Ayurveda, the Mother of all healing systems that has its 5000 year old roots in India. Kerala, the greenest state in India, is especially famed for its Panchakarma treatments, especially Nasayam, which is very useful in treating all ailments above the neck, including sinusitis.
Ayurveda points out that the nose is the only sense organ that is directly connected to the brain. In Nasayam, medicated oil, powders or herbal juices, are administered through the nose for a prescribed period of time. The nerve endings located in the mucus membranes are stimulated, and the impulses are transmitted to the central nervous system. This results in better circulation and oxygenation and more nourishment to the organs, as a consequence of which diseases will subside. According to Ayurveda, Prana or life energy enters the body through breath taken in through the nose. Nasal administration of medication helps to correct the disorders of prana affecting the higher cerebral, sensory and motor functions.
The treatment commences with the pre-conditioning of the person’s body. This involves a short oil massage of the head, face, and neck followed by brief steaming. Next, the person lies down comfortably with his neck slightly raised and head lowered. His head is maintained at a lower position by keeping the pillow below the neck. This position will facilitate the direct passage of the drug. Placing the medicine above hot water gently warms it and then it is made to flow in to one nostril, while the other is kept closed. The same process is carried out in the other nostril also. For the administration of the drug a cotton swab, tube or dropper may be used. Ghee, oil, powders and herbal extracts are the medicines used.. The patient must spit out all the impurities and the medicine that reaches his mouth. The spitting is repeatedly carried out while the patient is turned on both sides in the prone position. The sole, shoulder, neck, ear and palm are gently massaged after the administration of the drug. The whole process takes about 20 to 30 minutes and to get effective results it is continued for 7 to 21 days.
There are different kinds of Nasyams based on the difference in the type of medicines used, depending on which ailments are being treated. Nasyam is highly effective for different kinds of migraine, hormonal imbalances, paralysis, mental disorders, premature graying of hair, loss of smell and taste. It can even make the voice clearer. The therapy is beneficial if done on a regular basis, because it keeps the eyes, nose and ear healthy. Nasyam is also a powerful rejuvenative therapy as stimulates the brain cells and promotes intelligence and memory power and prevents ageing. So let your nose lead the way to good health and longevity with Ayurveda’s Nasayam Therapy.
Extended treatments give wonderful results for good health management.