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SWEDANA (Steam treatment)
Induction of sweating for therapeutic purpose is referred by the name of swedana in Ayurveda. This may be used either for promotion of health or for promotion of health or for curing the illness. By definition the procedure that alleviates the stiffness of the body, relieves sense of heaviness, and cures feeling of cold is called Swedana.

These effects are achieved by increasing the natural process of perspiration. Sweat is a form of waste. According to ayurveda,sweat is produced during the metabolism of medas vis-à-vis adipose tissue, and this sweat has considerable role in maintenance of proper balance of body fluids. The process of sweating also involves eliminations of waste and toxins from the body. These natural functions of the sweat are utilized for the therapeutic purpose in the swedana procedure. Swedan is a form of treatment, employed to cure specific disease or to relieve symptoms like pain, stuffiness or contracture that may manifest as a symptom in different diseased conditions.

Indications

Promotes health in healthy person,and therapeutic procedure as for diseased person or prior to shodhana for preparation.
  • Rhinitis
  • Cough
  • Dyspnea
  • Heaviness in body
  • Pain in site of neck
  • Facial paralysis
  • Monoplegia
  • Quadriplasia
  • Hemiplegia
  • Constipation
  • Yawing
  • Bodyache