Netra Vasti- Procedure, Indications, Eye Rejuvenation Treatment

The eyes are the windows to the soul and one of the main sites of pitta dosha called alocha. Excess of computer work, other stressful work can affect the vision. Diminished vision, dryness, strain, blood shot may appear. The therapy advised inn such case is netra vasti.

netra vasti, eye rejuvation treatment

The process of keeping Medicated ghee or oil in the eyes for a certain period of time is called Netra Vasti (Akshi tarpanam). It is the best purification & rejuvenation treatment of eye. This procedure is useful in healthy as well as diseased people. Netra Tarpana cools, lubricates, and rejuvenates the eyes improves the inner vision by clearing out the subtle channels associated with inner and outer perception. It helps to bring back brightness and clarity to the eyes as impurities are expelled out. It is also used to help early formation of cataract, helps with sleep, Glaucoma, Chronic Conjunctivitis, and promotes relaxation.

PROCEDURE

The patient is made to lie. A gentle massage is done on forehead and face too. A tank of flour paste is made around both the eyes. Medicated ghee and oil is poured in those tanks. The patient is asked to blink. The eyes comfortably swim in the ghee for about 20 minutes .This procedure is done for atleast 7 days. Best time to do this procedure is after sunset.

GHEE AND OILS USED

Triphala ghrit , mahatriphala ghrit

INDICATIONS

  • Blurring of vision
  • Squint  in eyes
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Glaucoma
  • Reduced vision
  • Opacity of cornea
  • Orbital cellulitis
  • Increased falling of eye lashes
  • Dryness in eyes
  • Watering of eyes
  • Darkness in front of eyes
  • Myopia, hypermetropia, astigmatism

BENEFITS OF NETRA TARPANA

Netra Tarpana acts as both preventive and curative therapy for maintaining normal healthy condition of eyes. It gives strength to the ocular muscles, nerves, nourishes the eyes, open the obstructed channels of the eyes, and increases the blood circulation. It lubricates the eyes. These properties of akshi tarpana strengthens eye sight, and helpful in other eye diseases. He prescribed medicines has the quality of transpassing into minute channels of the body, hence when applied in the eyes, it enters deeper layers of Dathus and cleans every minute part. The lipophilic action of Gritha facilitates the transportation of the drug to the target organ and finally reaches the cell because the cell membrane also contains lipids. This facilitates the action of drug by two ways, first by allowing more absorption of the drug, by the corneal surface, and secondly by exerting direct pressure up on the cornea.

Shirashool (Headache) – Causes, Symptoms & Panchkarma Treatment

Before explaining anything about Shirashool (Headache), first have a look on below given picture.

Headache is a simple symptom that represents numerous diseases and on that point, it becomes more difficult to differentiate. In Ayurveda Headache discussed as Shira Shool. There are so many diseases and conditions where headache is a major symptom.

Causes for Headache

Shirshool, Headache, Head Pain, Causes, Symptoms, Panchkarma treatment, Ayurvedic treatmentImproper diet and lifestyle causes vitiation of the vata and kapha. Vata is obstructed by the kapha in the head region, causing headache. As the pain intensifies, vata also vitiates pitta dosha, causing a burning sensation in the head, nausea and vomiting. Headache is also often caused by emotional stress, overwork or insomnia.

As per ayurved the major causes for headache are weakness of nervous system and improper digestion. Due to irregular diet habbits food does not digest properly and go on accumulating in amashaya (stomach) causing ama formation in body. This ama accumulates in manavaha shrots causing weakness of nervous system and causes headache.

Life style causes for headache like high blood pressure, loss of sleep, weak eyesight, sinusitis, hunger, anemia, listening to loud music, studying in improper light, emotional strain, overwork, constipation, and flatulence.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Heaviness of headache
  • Headache either half or full headache
  • Giddiness, eye pain

Types of Headache

Vataja, pittaja, kaphaja, dwandaja, sannipattaj, ardhavabhedhaka, suryavrta

Treatment

Aim of treatment is to improve the digestion, acidity, and constipation. It cures the ama formed in body and by treating the causative factor headache cured by itself.

Panchakarma treatment

  • Shirodhara – Pouring of medicated oils over head in a cyclic method.
  • Shiropicchu – Keeping the cotton pad dipped in medicated oil for specific time duration.
  • Shiro abhyanga – Proper head massage
  • Shiro vasti – Keeping the oil over head by preparing the boundary around head

These main  procedures which are very useful in headache and all other stress factor which is causing headache.

These panchakarma procedure relief the factor like loss of sleep, mental stress and weakness of eyesight.

Diet & Lifestyle Advice

  • Have warm and easily digestible foods, boiled and steamed vegetables, soups, vegetable juices and whole-wheat flour.
  • Eat fruits like apples, papayas, mangoes, pears.
  • Buttermilk, salads, and boiled rice sautéed with cinnamon, cumin seeds and garlic or hing are good in the daytime.
  • Avoid spicy, oily and junk food.
  • Avoid intake of curd specially in night time.
  • Avoid working for long hours continuously.
  • Always have a good sleep in night, over working in night time and awaking in night time for long time.
  • Avoid exposure to direct sunlight, cold wind exposure.
  • Avoid loud music, reading in low light, reading in improper position.

Role of Panchakarma in Healthy Life

Panchakarma is referred to the five actions which detoxifies the body and mind, the two beautiful instruments of our body and balances the physiological functions of the body. It removes accumulated doshas (toxins) from the body. It removes old and worn out cells, helps rebuilding the new body cells and tissues, delays ageing. It gives more clarity and sharpness to the mind. In simple words it rejuvenates the body and strengthens our immune system.

Panchkarma

The five karmas are:

  1. Vaman,
  2. Virechan,
  3. Vasti,
  4. Nasya,
  5. Rakta Mokshan

Before these main karmas, Purva karma are recommended.

PURVA KARMA

  • Snehan – It can be done both internally and externally. For external, massage is done with medicated oils. It lubricates the body cells. For internal, ghee and oil is ingested.
  • Swedan – After oiling by massage, steam is given.

PRADHAN (MAIN) KARMA

  • Vaman – It is the process of the emesis. It is done to remove kafa dosha. It is given in the diseases like obesity, cough, urticaria, anorexia,etc
  • Virechan – It is the process in which toxins are removed by inducing bowel motion. It is done in paitik disorders like psoriasis, skin problems, acidity, obesity, digestive disorders.
  • Vasti – Medicated oils, decoction are given through anal route .it is given in vatik disorders like joint disorders, osteoarthritis, rheumo arthritis, sciatica, chronic constipation.
  • Rakta mokshan – It is a process of purifying the blood. For this leeches are used or through needle. It is done in skin disorders, acne, eczema, sciatica,etc.
  • Nasya – Administering medicines through nasal route. It is given in ENT disorders mainly. It is good in hair fall, greying of hair, rhinitis, poor vision, nasal blockage.

PASCHAT (POST) KARMA

A proper diet has to be followed.

Other procedures are also included like Shirodhara, Mukhalepa, Shiro Pichu.

ROLE OF PANCHAKARMA IN VARIOUS DISEASES

1. Cancer

Panchkarma shows tremendous effects on many incurable diseases like Thrombocytopenia. In this type of disease we can use Brihan Basti, Mansras Yapan Basti.

2. Medorog

Meda should not be reduced abruptly. In medorog we can use tikshan virechan, lekhan Basti & steam sudation regularly. 6-8 kg of wt. can be reduced by this.

3. Joint Disease

Sandhigatvat & Asthimazzagat vat are the main causes of producing pain & inflammation in joints. In these patients, we prefer steam sudation, Nadisweda, Sashtic Shali Pindsweda with tikta Sheerbasti which is more beneficial.

In certain cases there is accidental paraplegia due to fracture of bone. Do the treatment of Paralysis in case of Paraplegia.

4. Sciatica

It is vat pradhan disease which arises from buttock region and pain radiating to thighs. In this disease we should give massage, steam sudation & Basti (Dashmool Niruh with Oil).

5. Incurable Vat Vyadhi

We can call it Mansgatvata which is also known as Pseudo Muscular Dystrophy. In this disease we can give Udvartan and Mustadi Yapan Basti. This seems to have tremendous effect.

In any vat related disease we use massage (abhyanga), steam sudation, Virechan (Purgation) & Dashmool Niruh and Anuvasana Vasti.

6. Shiroroga (Brain Disease)

In Today’s world incurable headache (migrain) is increasing abruptly (in all age gp.). In this type of headache we should give ghee for internal oleation, Nasya (of cow’s ghee) & Nasya of Shunthi gud. Before first snehpaan, we should do shodhan. It is always beneficial.

We can use Netra Tarpan and Ghrit Nasya in cases where children acquired low eye sight.

7. In Cold, Cough & Hiccough

Virechan (Purgation) is the best treatment. In tamaka Swash, Virechan should be done after snehpaan (Internal Oleation). In patients who is to be given “Vamana may be given Madanfaladi yog. Use of Snehpaan & Virechan in case of Hiccough shows its efficacy.

8. Urticaria

In this type of patients, we should give Virechan after giving shodhan sneh. For snehpaan we can use Shatavari Ghrit, Tikt Ghrit, Mahatikt Ghrit. Triphala, Aarghwadha Kwath or Draksha Aargwadh Haritaki Kwath are used for Virechan. Vidanadi vasti & Krimighan Vasti are very beneficial in Urticaria.

9. Jaundice

Katutumbi jal or Koshataki Jal used in Nasya Karma are beneficial in Jaundice. We can also use Katfal Churan or Shunthi Churan for Jaundice.

10. Insomnia, High Blood Pressure & Epilepsy

In insomnia Shirodhara & Shirobasti is given to patients. Bala Taila is used for this purpose.

In night we can do sole massage & Shirah Pichu with Ghrit. Ghrit Nasya is also useful.

Thus Panchkarma is very helpful in eradicating disease from the root.