UPANAHA SVEDA AND ITS MODIFICATION - A CRITICAL REVIEW
“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.
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