Nasal Obstructions

Nasal Obstructions from the point of view of Ayurveda

Nasal Obstruction is anything that restricts airflow in and out of the nose affecting one or both nasal passages. Nasal obstruction is usually caused by either swelling of the nasal tissue or an anatomical blockage which results in a narrowing of the nasal cavity and the feeling of the passages being congested.It’s also known as a nasal blockage. Many are caused by colds, allergies, sinus infections, or medications and are, therefore, temporary.. There are several different types of nasal cavity blockage. In addition to foreign objects in the nose, possibilities include: Deviated nasal septum - The nasal septum divides the left and right nostrils. Diverted septum is simply slanted and is very often the cause of nasal congestion. Symptoms include difficulty breathing in one nostril and chronic runny nose. Poor turbine hypertrophy - there are turbid bone structures in the nasal cavity. Irritating to allergies and dust, they swell and can cause breathing difficulties. Choanal atresia a congenital cause of nasal congestion, which causes excessive tissue formation in the nasal airways, resulting in difficulty breathing. Nasal polyps - soft, cancer-free growths on the sinuses or nasal mucosa, which are usually painless but can cause a blockage in the nasal airways. Adenoids - small patches of tissue that prevent foreign particles from entering the body through the nasal cavity. They are located directly above the tonsils and, as they grow, can cause nasal congestion and difficulty breathing.

How Ayurvedic doctors treat Nasal Obstructions

Nasapratinaha (nasal obstruction) is a commonly encountered disease in Ayurveda. In order to determine the course of treatment and choose the most effective Ayurvedic treatment methods – external therapies, internal and external medication is primarily to determine the cause of the problem.

Primarily it could be Nasal detox (Nasya) is the process of cleansing the head. It is the procedure of pouring specific number of drops of Ayurvedic herbalized oils/liquids to each nostril. There are different types of nasal detox according to the dose and the type of the herbal formulations. Herbalized oils are commonly used for nasal detox. A parasurgical treatment for Nasal obstruction  in Ayurveda, known as Kshara Pratisarana. Kshara Karma –  is a popular treatment modality in Ayurveda, which has been advocated in disorders of nose like arbuda (tumor) and adhimamsa (muscular growth) – various methods are applied according to the Ayurvedic doctor’s treatment plan for the individual.
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More tips for prevention and Ayurvedic treatment of Nasal Obstructions:

  • Take long showers or breathe in steam from a pot of warm

  • Sauna is very effective  – help to reduce toxins 

  • Drink lots of fluids

  • Place a warm, wet towel on your face. It may relieve discomfort and open your nasal passages

  • Avoid chlorinated pools

  • Garlic and ginger is immune system boosters

  • Turmeric is natural antibiotic – can use it externaly as application or internaly

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