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Sneha Anuvasana Basti

Nadi Sweda is a type of swedana used for Vata disorders, especially of the musculoskeletal system.
This therapy is used only when the procedure has to be applied to a specific site.

Indications

  • Vata diseases
  • Joint pain
  • Localized swelling
  • Neuromuscular and skeletal diseases
  • Localized aches

Procedure

Swedana is carried out in various forms, depending upon the requirement & strength of the patient. The commonest procedure is steam application. When the therapy is applied to the entire body, it is done with the help of a closet (sitting/ sleeping).

In Nadi Sweda swedana, is carried out only when the therapy is applied to a specific site. A special instrument (Nadi sweda Yantra) is used for the purpose.

Diet

Before procedure:

No specific extra precautions are required other than the instructions for the underlying disease

After procedure:

There are no specific dietary restrictions after Nadi sweda

Benefits

  • Relieves pain
  • Relieves edema
  • Reduces the stiffness of the joints and keeps them mobile
  • The sudation improves blood circulation.
  • Helps in removing the mala of the body
  • Eliminates stiffness of the muscles.

Caution

The swedana should not be carried out without consultation.

Also the procedure is not to be carried out in a patient who is thirsty, hungry, under the influence of alcohol, exposed to sun or works in close quarters with heavy fires.

It must not be used in intolerant patients without testing.

The Swedana period must be monitored carefully.
The signs of Swedana must be observed closely to avoid excessive Swedana.