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Valuka Sweda is a Pinda Sweda and a type of Rooksha Sweda which helps to pacify both Vata and Kapha. It is a kind of fomentation that stimulates nerve endings, relaxes muscles and relieves pain.

Indications

  • Vata diseases
  • Joint pain
  • Swelling
  • Neuromuscular & skeletal diseases
  • Aches specially body ache, joint ache

Procedure

Valuka Sweda is a kind of Swedana (sudation) which uses pre-heated sand, made into bolus (potalis) and applied locally over affected part or joints. Clean sand, washed and dried, devoid of gravel and other waste material is used for this purpose. It is heated and made into potalis (bolus).

Diet

Light food, preferably liquids and semi liquids.

Benefits

Cures joint pains and is especially beneficial for arthritis and rheumatism

Caution

At the end of the procedure the body should be wiped off with a soft, dry towel and the patient should take complete rest for at least an hour and then allowed to take bath with warm water.