svedana karma otherwise spelled Swedana in Sanskrit, means perspire or sweating. There are various techniques used for inducing sweating which are called as Svedana Karma. It induces hemodynamic changes in the body. First, it increases blood pressure and heart rate or pulse rate. However, these changes are only for a short period. It reduces systolic blood pressure after that. It also improves blood circulation and removes toxic substances through sweating. Some of the benefits of Svedana are:
- Balances vata and kapha tumours in the body
- Circulation is increased and inflammation is reduced
- Detoxifies toxins through the tiny pore of the skin through sweating
- Revitalises and rejuvenates the skin
- Removes stupor
- Improves digestion
- Acts on fat tissues
- Relieves stress
- Reduces numbness, stiffness, rigidity, heaviness and improves mobility
- Eases sore muscles
Swedana Therapy is suitable for diseases
This therapy is ideal for general conditions like Vata disorders, Kapha disorders, Heaviness in body, Hoarseness of voice, chocking sensation in throat, excessive yawning, rigidity of any part (flanks, abdomen, back, lock jaw, etc.), Contraction, Rigidity, Pain, heaviness, inflammation, numbness, body ache. In case of lungs & airways, Cough, Rhinitis, Hiccups, Breathlessness, Asthma, svedana is used for curing. In case of Pain disorders, Earache, Neck Pain, Headache, pain in leg, foot, knee and thigh regions, pain with cramps in ankle, knee, wrist, hip joints. In case of Brain & Nerves, facial palsy, monoplegia (paralysis of a single limb), generalised paralysis, Paralysis, Sciatica, tremors, svedana is used. It is also ideal for abdomen distension, Muscular dystrophy, constipation, abdominal lump, Dysuria, enlargement of scrotum, rigidity in foot, leg, knee and thigh regions.
On the body, oil should be applied gently. Herbs are selected based on the condition and doshic predominance. Eyes are covered by tying a cloth around it. The head should be covered with wet cotton pad since Ayurveda believes that heads and eyes should be protected from the over heat. Treatment will go on till the forehead and abdomen sweat well. After the procedure the patient should take a bath with hot water. He should eat food which is warm, unctuous and light after one hour of sudation.
Why Swedana Therapy at Panchkarma therapies
As seen earlier, Swedana provides relief for many ailments. The experts at Panchkarma Therapies will provide you with this Swedana therapy on the advice and supervision of quality practitioner. Once it is done you will be relieved of your ailment for which you took this therapy. You will also feel light and also feel fresh.