Netra Vasti is an Ayurvedic therapy that involves placing a dam made from dough around the eyes and filling it with lukewarm ghee. The dough structure acts as a barrier to keep the ghee from leaking, allowing it to remain in contact with the eyes for a specific duration, typically around 15 to 30 minutes.
As part of Panchakarma, Netra Vasti is considered a nourishing and rejuvenating treatment specifically aimed at promoting eye health. It is believed to offer various benefits, such as relieving eye strain, reducing inflammation, moisturizing dry eyes, improving vision, and potentially aiding in the prevention and management of certain eye ailments like macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts, and eye fatigue. As with any Ayurvedic treatment, it’s essential to consult a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner before undergoing Netra Vasti or any other therapy to ensure its suitability for your specific health condition. Additionally, if you have any existing eye conditions or concerns, it’s crucial to seek advice from an ophthalmologist or eye specialist for proper diagnosis and treatment.
The benefits of Netra Vasti
Relieve eye strain: The therapy helps relax and soothe tired eyes, particularly beneficial for people who spend long hours working on computers or reading.
Reduce inflammation: It can help reduce eye inflammation and redness, providing relief from discomfort caused by various eye conditions.
Moisturize dry eyes: The ghee nourishes and lubricates the eyes, making it beneficial for individuals with dry eye syndrome.
Improve vision: Some proponents claim that Netra Vasti can enhance vision, especially in cases of refractive errors like myopia (nearsightedness) or hyperopia (farsightedness).
Prevent and treat eye ailments: The therapy is believed to be effective in managing and preventing various eye conditions such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts, and eye fatigue.