Ruksha Sweda-The Amazing Results of Dry Fomentation

ruksha sweda
  • Etymology: ‘Ruksha’ means ‘Dry’ and ‘Sweda’ means ‘Sweating’.
  • Ruksha Sweda or Dry fomentation is usually done using Sand. Also known as ‘Valuka Sweda
  • Effective in getting rid of ‘Aamatva’ (buildup of toxic by-products which occurs due to impaired digestion, which cannot be eliminated by the body that causes pain and stiffness, as per Ayurveda).
  • Poultices (Kizhi) consisting of Dry Sand are warmed up and massaged all over the body or on the affected areas.
  • Ruksha Sweda results in improved joint stiffness and muscle pain, increased joint stability, and muscle tone. 


Indications of Ruksha Sweda

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Stiffness of Thighs
  • Joint Stiffness
  • Idiopathic Spasmodic Torticollis
  • Frozen Shoulder


Benefits of Ruksha Sweda

  • Reduces pain, inflammation, and muscle stiffness
  • Improves circulation
  • Rejuvenates bones, muscles, and nerves
  • Improves sleep
CAUTION: All medications and treatments described here are being used solely for educational reasons. This does not replace seeking expert medical advice. Before using any drugs, please seek the advice of a licensed Ayurvedic practitioner. Please keep out of the reach of children.

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