Nasal Instillation (Nasya) & its Neurological, Psychological and Anti-aging effects.

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Dr. Nishal R.

Nasal Instillation (Nasya) and its Neurological, Psychological and Anti-aging effects

By Dr. Nishal R.

Nasal Instillation or “Nasya”, is one of the procedures mentioned in Ayurveda’s specialty cleansing processes called “Pancha-Karma”. It is mainly used for the purpose of cleansing the area located above the clavicle (Head region). However, there are several purposes for which this procedure is used including:
-Cleansing (Virechana)
-Rejuvenation and Nourishment (Brimhana)
-Palliation (samana), etc.

Nasya is also divided into 2 types according to their dosage:
-Marsha (The larger dose which is used for the purposes listed above)
-Pratimarsha (The smaller dose, for daily use and maintenance of health)

Mode of action

According to the classical texts of Ayurveda, the Nose (Nasa) is the gateway to the head (Shira). According to the author Vaghbhat,

“the medicines administered nasally reach a vital point in the nasal channel and spread to the brain, eyes, ears, throat and their…

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