UPANAHA SVEDA AND ITS MODIFICATION - A CRITICAL REVIEW

  • Satish S Vasan Post Graduate Scholar, Department of Panchakarma, Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda, Hassan, Karnataka, INDIA.
  • Kavyashree M R Post Graduate Scholar, Department of Dravya Guna, Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda, Hassan, Karnataka, INDIA.
  • Ashvinikumar M Professor and Head, Department of Panchakarma, Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda, Hassan, Karnataka, INDIA.
  • Lohith B A Associate Professor, Department of Panchakarma, Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda, Hassan, Karnataka, INDIA.

Abstract

“A fired building is best saved by pouring water”, in the same way tropical problems are successfully managed by tropical treatment rather than systemic treatment. Upanaha is an ideal tropical treatment. Pradeha, Sankara/Panda Sveda, Bandhana are three varieties of Upanaha. It helps in reducing Vata Dosha, Sheeta (coldness), Shoola (pain), Sthambha (stiffness), Gouravatha (heaviness). It induces sweating and brings Doshavilayana. Sveda helps in Gatravinamana (increase the flexibility of body). Upanaha there is a need for upanaha - a well known Ayurvedic tropical application to get evolved and adapt with changing time and easy practice, without changing its efficacy. An attempt is made in this article to bring some modification in Upanaha.

Published
2018-07-10
How to Cite
VASAN, Satish S et al. UPANAHA SVEDA AND ITS MODIFICATION - A CRITICAL REVIEW. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences (ISSN 2456-3110), http://www.jaims.in/index.php/jaims/pages/view/Citation, v. 3, n. 3, p. 134 - 140, july 2018. ISSN 2456-3110. Available at: <http://jaims.in/index.php/jaims/article/view/578>. Date accessed: 20 aug. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.21760/jaims.v3i3.12888.
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Review Articles