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    Navarakizhi

    (Navara- Medicated rice; Kizhi- Bolus or Potli) is one of the most popular sweat inducing therapies which is used to relieve pain and stiffness in the muscles. It helps in improving muscle strength. Navarakizhi provides nourishment and strength to body tissues including bones, muscles and soft tissues

    Steps involved on Navarakizi

    Medicated rice is the main content of Navar Kizhi and this rice enriches medicinal values. Navara Kizhi, the treatment process involves three parts and it starts with Purva karma and it means the pre procedure and with Pradhana Karma and which means as main procedure and the third process is Pashyat Karma and it means as the post procedure.
    Materials needed for the treatment are collected beforehand. They are:
    Shashtika Shali – A special type of rice harvested in 60 days Milk
    Balamula – Roots of Sida Cordifolia
    Water
    Big vessels – to prepare Kashayam and to cook rice in processed milk
    Sterile clothes to tie the boluses
    Stove for heating
    Sterile napkins or tissue papers for wiping
    For Abhyanga (massage) – Taila (medicated oil), Ghee (medicated ghee) or both suitable to the disease and diseased are collected and stored beforehand.

    Therapeutic Indications

    Old (chronic) joint injuries which was not properly treated, sprained ligaments, Cartilage tears, sports injuries, sprains and strains Pains and catches in the joints and spine (especially neck and low back) due to bad postures Pain due to repeated trauma of bones, joints, muscles, soft tissues Elbow pain due to various conditions like Tendinitis, Olecranon bursitis, elbow Sprain, cellulitis, arthritis, nerve entrapment etc.
    Neuromuscular diseases and various musculoskeletal disorders Breathing disorders (Shwasa)
    Frozen Shoulder – Chronic pain and stiffness of the shoulder joint with limitation of range of movements, also known as adhesive capsulitis

    Duration

    As per the direction and conditions of the patient, upanaham is done in a course like 7 days, 14 days