A REVIEW ON CO-RELATION BETWEEN SWEDAN KARMA AND THERMOTHERAPY IN PAIN MANAGEMENT

Akshaya G. Patil1, Pankaj Tathed2, Virendranath Tiwari3

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ABSTRACT :

Mostly Swedan is always considered as purva karma (pre-procedure) for shodhankarma i.e. Vaman, Virechan, Vasti, Nasya. Apart from that swedan has far most importance as Pradhan karma (main treatment).Especially in treating vataj and kaphaj vyadhi swedan is very effective. Various method of performing swedan karma has been mentioned in Ayurvedic literature which can be co-related with the heat therapy used these days. Therapeutic application of heat is known as thermotherapy .This article explains the review on the co-relation between Swedan karma and Thermotherapy in Pain Management. Strong superficial heating probably reduces pain by counter-irritation, but where pain is due to inflammation, resolution of inflammation is important for relief of pain which also could be possible by swedan karma.

Keyword :Swedan karma and Thermotherapy in Pain Management.