Pinda Sveda or Hot poultice treatment in Ayurveda
Pinda sveda is a subtype of the svedana or fomentation therapy which is commonly used as a local application of a hot poultice to treat multiple musculo-skeletal conditions. It helps to allevite tightness of muscles, reliefs pain and gives strength to the tissues.
Various poultices in a different way can be used, however this treatment is mainly Vaata & Kapha pacifying, could also be used in specific Pitta conditions which affects blood and locates in joints. If you feel any indications of Vaata imbalance such as stiffness of joints or muscles, pain of muscles, joints or bones, paralysis or loss of movement, sciatica, spondylitis, gout or back ache than this is a great choice of treatment.
This treatment is highly rejuvenative and nourishing. The heat and rice bags prepares the body to be resilient against all the life stresses and challenges. It enhances strength of nervous system and musculoskeletal system and locally improves skin complexion.
Interestingly, recent research by Rao and Prasad, 2014 on Churna Pinda Sveda (powder hot poultice) demonstrated high efficacy in eliminating toxins from the body, especially joints in arthritic condition.
This strengthening treatment is applied in taylor made in the treatments for neurological disorders, rheumatism, stiff joints, spasticity, reduced mobility, lower backache, muscular dystrophy and malnutrition, pregnancy, stress management, relaxation just to name a few.
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