It is a process by which the whole body or any specific part there of is made to perspire by the application of certain medical puddings externally in the form of Boluses tied up in muslin bag. This is applied by two to four therapist for abut 60-90 minutes per day for a period of 14 days. Disease which have been found to be positively affected by this treatment include Neurological Disorders, Muscular Diseases (Atrophy), Muscle Pain, Multiple Sclerosis, Limbs – Emaciation Of, Inflammatory Conditions, Hemiplegia, Disc Problems, Diabetic Neuropathy, Back Pain and Arthritis.
Various neuromuscular disorders and degenerative muscle diseases are treated by this method. This is a tissue-nourishing treatment, using highly nutritious rice called ‘Njavara’. Hence, its benefits in treating paralysis, Parkinson’s disease, cervical spondylosis, osteoarthritis, diabetic neuropathy, inter vertebral disc prolapse, rheumatoid arthritis etc. are superior.
Njavarakizhi is also an excellent rejuvenating therapy to keep the body young and healthy. It nourishes the muscles, improves their tone, and imparts longevity.
The person is first preconditioned by applying mild oil on the body and head, and is made to lie down relaxingly. Warm ‘Njavara’ rice, cooked with herbal decoction and milk, is squeezed out through a cotton pouch and massaged on to the whole body of the person. This continues for about 30 to 40 minutes until the whole preparation is evenly spread on the body. As soon as the rice spread looses its warmth, it is completely wiped off and warm oil is applied on the body. The person lies idle for another 30 minutes before he goes for a warm refreshing shower.
In the meantime, the rice and herb mixture infuse their properties into the body tissues and nourish them. This revitalizes the deficient areas of the body, reduces its degeneration, and stops muscle wastage. And as a result of extended treatments of 2 to 3 weeks the body recoups its lost vitality.
Oral medicines like Lehyam (semi solid) and Kashayam (decoction) to be taken along with the treatment will give much more effective results. Other than the nourishing rice ‘Njavara’,vetiver, ghee, gingely oil,, milk, and herbs like sida, deodar, mustard etc. are also used in making the decoction and preparation.
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