The phrase Akshitarpana ( also called Netrabasti) is from Sanskrit where Akshi refers to eyes(Netra=eyes) and tarpana stands for nourishment (basti= retaining something inside). This procedure is popularly called as kriyakalpa for eye diseases in Ayurveda. Kriyakalpa literally means treatment. Akshitarpana is an eye care treatment and rejuvenation program in Ayurveda. This is ideally prescribed after a course of a body detox program preferably, Virechana (therapeutic purgation) and a course of Nasyam (nasal instillation of medicated drops).
The person is made to lie down over back on the Droni (massage table)
The dough ring prepared out of blackgram is applied around the eyeball
The dosha specific medicated ghee is made lukewarm (around 27 degree Celsius)
The ghee is poured into the cavity with the eyes closed,till it covers the eyelashes.
The person is instructed to blink the eyes
At the end of the procedure the ghee and the ring are removed; eyes are wiped with cotton swab
The person is made to sniff the medicated smoke with closed eyes
He is advised to avoid bright light soon after the procedure
Duration of the treatment: 30 minutes
Balances Vata and pitta doshas.
Improves the vision
Removes dark circles under the eyes.
Revitalizes and rejuvenates tired, dry , rough and injured eyes
Strengthens the nerves and muscles of the eyes
Eye strain due to constant glaring of the computer or television screen; eye strain due to precision job like jewellery designing; long distance drive
Prevents formation of cataract
Burning in the eyes
Dry eye syndrome
Pain in the eyes
Watering and cloudiness of the eyes
Refractive errors of the eyes.
Early stages of retinitis pigmentosa
Early stages of retinopathy
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