The sweda or the sudation given by using a bolus which is prepared by using wheat along with some medicines which are selected according to the condition of the disease and the patient is called as Godhuma pinda sweda.
Godhuma means wheat Pinda means a bolus. Sweda means Fomentation or sudation.
- Stiffness in the joints
- Joints Swelling
- Muscle stiffness
- Muscle cramps
- Pain in the joints
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
The treatment procedure is divided in to three parts…
Purva karma (pre procedure)
Pradhana Karma (main Procedure)
Pashyat Karma (Post Procedure)
PURVA KARMA (PRE PROCEDURE)
Selection of the patient:-
Selection of the patient for this procedure depends up on the diagnosis which is done with
Astha vidha pareeksha (eight fold examination) and Dashavidha Pareeksha’s(ten fold examination) which is done by a qualified physician.
Selection of the medicine
A good variety of Godhuma (wheat) is selected and processed with other medicines which have the pharmacological and therapeutic property of relieving pain, inflammation and stiffness and also which can rejuvenate and strengthen the joints and soft tissue.
These Godhuma is warmed with the help of medicated oils or without the oils which depends on the patient’s condition and by the yukti (intelligence) of the qualified doctor and then they are tied in a cloth in the form of bolus.
PRADHANA KARMA (MAIN PROCEDURE)
The person is made to lie on the droni.If Abhyanga(massage) is indicated it is performed for a 5- 10 minutes with medicated oil followed by sudation with Godhuma pinda sweda, where the bolus which is prepared with the godhuma is heated with the help of uruli(pan) and sudation is given to the entire body or locally as per the condition of the patient.
Duration of the treatment—30 to 45 min
PASHYAT KARMA(POST PROCEDURE)
After the treatment the person is advised to take rest for 5- 10 minutes.
MODE OF ACTION:
The mode of action in Godhuma Pinda Sweda depends on the ingredients which are used for the treatment. Godhuma (Triticum spp.) being the main ingredient that contains multiple vitamins such as Vitamin B complex (Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5. B6, B9), vitamin E K, and minerals like calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, Manganese, potassium, sodium, and Zinc which are having good nutritional values. When Godhhuma is added in the form of medicine, as a main ingredient for the treatment, the active ingredients of the medicine will reach into circulation with the help of Swedana.
The mode of action takes place when Godhuma Pinda (bolus of medicinal Godhuma) is patted over the skin. As skin is a large and highly complex organ with rich sebaceous and sweat glands, with extensive network of blood vessels and its branches, and sensory receptors that monitor touch, pressure, temperature and pain, here both nourishing and excretion effects takes place with single treatment.
While the procedure is being carried out, the heat produced by the medicated bolus and because the medicinal effect, the temperature will increase to more than 2 to 3 c in all areas of the body, and vasodilatation takes place. As a result of vasodilatation an increased flow of blood through the area occurs so that the necessary oxygen and nutritive materials are supplied and toxins are removed. The active ingredients of medicinal herbs helps to act as muscular relaxants, reduces the pain, inflammation and stiffness
Healing Earth Multispecialty Ayurveda Hospital gives importance to the selection of the ingredients like collecting organic wheat especially used for the treatment which is free of pesticides, and are from authentic sources, so as to avoid any kind of complications and to give the optimum results.