Nasa dhoomapana, the term comprises of two different words Nasa (which means nose) and Dhoomapana (which indicates smoking). It is a medicated smoking therapy practised in Ayurveda by which the medicated fumes are inhaled through one of the nostrils keeping the other one closed and thereby exhaling through mouth. This is done simultaneously on both the nostrils for a specific period of time depending upon the disease condition and as per the advice of the Doctor.
Nasa doomapana is done by igniting a varthi (Vick) which is prepared out of combination of medicated powders and the health seeker should inhale the medicine through the nostrils allowing the fumes to enter into the nostrils and thereafter exhaling it through the oral cavity.
This specific procedure has proven its efficacy in diseases related with Naso- pharyngeal, certain diseases related with respiratory track and also in psychosomatic disorders.
- Relieves the nasal congestion
- Helps in normal breathing
- It has bronchodilator effect
- Removes excessive phlegm
20 TO 30 MIN
The treatment duration depends on the consulting physician and the severity of the condition.
TREATMENT COURSE DURATION
7 days, 14 days
The treatment course duration depends on the consulting physician and the severity of the condition.
MODE OF ACTION OF NASA DHOOMAPANA
During Dhoomapana, the medicated smoke emitted from the dhoomavarthi is inhaled by the health seeker through the nostrils. By this, the smoke enters to the para-nasal sinuses and stimulates olfactory nerve thereafter moves towards nasopharynx and travels through the trachea and reaches the bronchus and from there to the bronchi thus gets absorbed in Alveoli.
Due to the decongestant property of the medicinal smoke, it relieves the nasal congestion and clears all the air pathway and moreover it has bronchodilator effect which eases breathing difficulties.
- Wet cough
- Bronchial spasms
- Bad smell of the nose and mouth
- Dry cough
- Sore throat or diphtheria
- Nasal bleeding
- Head injury