The word Upanaha is derived from the Sanskrit word upanahana, meaning bandage. The procedure of applying warm herbal paste to the effected part of the body followed by bandaging is referred to upanaha sweda.
Application of heat by the warm herbal paste induces sweating, reduces pain and inflammation. Hence brings about the benefits of the swedana karma.
- Relieves pain, swelling and nourishes the tissues.
- Reduces the inflammation of the joints
- It acts as muscle relaxant and relieves joint stiffness
- Increase the blood circulation
- Helps to reduces the crepitus of the joint
35 TO 45 MIN
The treatment duration depends on the consulting physician and the severity of the condition.
TREATMENT COURSE DURATION
7 days, 14 days,21 days
The treatment course duration depends on the consulting physician and the severity of the condition.
MODE OF ACTION OF UPANAHA SWEDA
Upanaha is the mode of treatment used to suppurate/regress anti-inflammatory swelling. The action of the upanaha depends on the materials used for the application, duration of retaining on the skin surface and thickness of the paste applied.
Skin being the largest organ in human body, offers advantages compared to other routes of administration
- Muscle stiffness
- Frozen shoulder
Fever: As the temperature might increase during the therapy
- Infectious diseases
- Certain forms of cancer
- Certain skin conditions
- Haemorrhagic disorders
- Acute illness
- Extreme fatigue