Healing involves more than physical and medical interventions. While diet, exercise and supplements play their role and may produce remarkable results, if the vital role of the senses, mind, emotions and soul are not taken into consideration, lasting health may not be possible. Body, mind and soul must work together and cannot be separated. When operating in a unified and optimised way, they have the power to create optimum health, wellness, wholeness and long-term fulfillment.
The classical and ancient Ayurvedic practice of lubricating the nasal passages, sinuses, Eustachian tubes of the ears and cervival lymph with a special herbalised oil referred to as Nasya Karma. This involves the purification of the head region of the patient. Thus Nasya karma is the best procedure for treating diseases affecting the head area, collectively known as Sirorogas, such as migraines, chronic headaches, sinusitis, ear, nose and throat disorders.
It is one of the five cleansing procedures, known as Panchakarma, and its importance has been specified in the disease of the ear, nose, throat, mental diseases, toxicity, epilepsy, headaches, and untimely graying of hair. In this procedure, the imbalanced doshas above the neck are removed through the nasal openings.
What is Nasya karma?
Nasya karma is the Ayurvedic treatment in which medications in the form of oils, decoctions or powders are instilled through the nose. It is best suited for the Eye and ENT ailments. According to Ayurveda the nasal route is the best way to reach the brain. Hence any disorders occurring in these regions can be addressed more appropriately by instillation of medicines through this route.
Nasal drops are given to the patient in the form of medicinal oils, medicated powders or churnas, medicated juice, medicated milk or medicinal fumes. Principally, there is administration of medicines through the nose which cleanses accumulated Kaphic toxins from the head and neck region.
Other focus areas for nasal errhine therapy include Dentistry, Neurology and Psychiatry diseases.
Nasya is safe for children and adults, and has some unexpected benefits such as greater clarity of mind, a calmer nervous system and, in addition to happy sinuses, is also helpful for tinnitus.
Nasya is especially helpful on days that are cold, dry, or windy, or when the air is dusty or full of pollen.
What does Nasya address?
Premature greying of hair
Karna Nada in Ayurveda is ringing in the ears, or tinnitus. Its most common causes include:
- Repeated exposure to loud noises on a regular basis, such as loud music or in the workplace;
- One time loud noise exposure, such as a firearm going off;
- High blood pressure
- Anxiety and worry
- Thyroid issues
- Hormonal imbalances
- Brain tumors or a neuroma – auditory nerve tumor
- Age-related stiffening of the bones of the inner ear
- Jaw-related issues
- Chronic ear infection, ear wax buildup, and
- Diseases of the heart or blood vessels
are the common clinical findings that are linked to tinnitus.
The special herbalised oil recommended is Anu taila. Anu taila is available for purchase online. For more details, and to order on line, go here: