Nasya Karma is a process wherein the drug / herbalized oils and liquid medicines is administered through the nostrils. As the nose is the gateway of the head, it is highly effective in curing a number of diseases pertaining to the head, Nervous system and hormones also if it is performed systematically.
It cleanses and opens the channels of the head, thereby improving the process of oxygenation prana, which has a direct influence on the functioning of the brain. It is beneficial if done on a regular basis, because it keeps the eyes, nose and ear healthy. It also prevents the early graying of hair and bear. Head is the controller of indriyas senses and kapha dosha. The medicine given through Nasya reaches up to the brain and thus it pulls out all the disease causing doshas impurities. Medicine given through nostrils travels the entire passage and reaches the cribriform plate.
Nasya can be performed in many conditions like addicted to medicines, tobacco, alcohol, irregular food habits, Sleeping disturbance, pain-killers, antibiotics, oral-contraceptives, steroids, suppression of urges, mental stresses, depression, night awaking & day sleeping mankind get ShiroGataRoga and suffered from many painful diseases.
Nasya has many types depending on dosha, dudhya, kala, rogi sthithi & rog bala, age etc.
All these important procedures should be selected carefully by the vaidya and to be done perfectly to get the desirable results.