It is one of the Panchkarma procedure mentioned in Ayurveda. It is a process by which drug is administered through the nostrils. This procedure detoxifies ‘urdhvanga’ ( body parts present above the shoulders). It can be done on daily basis as well for the maintenance & unimpaired function of a urdhvanga.
Nassya can be used in the treatment of following diseases:- All diseases occurring in the organs above shoulders, Cervical Spondylosis, Maigrain, Dental pain, Paralysis, Chronic cough & Cold, Rhinitis, Sinusitis, Asthma, Some Skin Diseases, Psoriasis, recurrent throat infections, Tonsillitis, Laryngitis, stammering or slued speech in children, irritation of eyes, Tremors in limbs, Parkinsonism, all types of eye, ear, nose, throat disorders, Pimples, Hair Fall, Dandruff, General Detoxification etc…
It also has a pre – procedure, Procedure & After – Procedure. All procedures are done in a single sitting of one hour and gives a fantastic result.
Pre – Procedure:- it includes a ‘Snehn’ (local massage over face) & ‘Swedan’ (Local Steaming over face). It is done to facilitate a good absorption of a nassya dravya which is to be incorporated in a nassya procedure, and for the ‘dosha utclesh.’
Procedure:- it is done immediately after pre-procedure. Nassya Dravya ( May be Oil, Kadha, Ghrut, or Churna) is incorporated in nostrils.
After-Procedure:- it includs gandush ( Gargaling)