The patient is asked to drink a specific type of natural ghee or oil for 3 – 7 days. This process of consuming ghee is called as Snehakarma or oleation therapy.
Post ghee consumption, the patient is advised to undergo oil massage along with a sweating treatment. At that very night, diets such as sweet curds, black gram Vada etc. are given.
Snehan - Herbal Oil Massage
Daily herbalized oil massage provides a deep soothing and balancing effect on the nervous system. The motion of massage creates heat and friction which enhance blood circulation and help cleanse the areas of chemical impurities that could be aggravating and hypersensitizing nervous tissues.
It is one of the elementary techniques of Ayurvedic detoxification,Panchkarma. Raktamokshana is an effective blood purification therapy, in which small quantity of blood is released out of the body to neutralize the toxins present in the body. Types of Raktamoshana-
- Shastra Visravana – Metal instruments are used carefully to relinquish a controlled amount of blood.
- Anushastra Visravana – Raktamokshana is performed without the use of any metal instruments.
Natural Herbs useful in Sciatica
Ayurvedic Formulations useful in Sciatica
- Yogaraja guggulu
- Gokshuradi guggulu
- Kaishora guggulu
- Khanjanikari rasam
- Vishamusti vati
- Prasarinyadi kashaya
- Sahacharadi kashaya
- Rasnaerandadi kashaya
- Punarnavashtaka kashaya
- Rasnasaptaka kashaya