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Allergic Rhinitis (Correlated to Dushta Pratishyaya), All those with dosha constitutions dominated by Vata and Kapha can become aggravated due to causes like indigestion, inhalation of dust,

fumes, drinking different types of water, drinking cold water during a cold season, exposure to cold breezes, etc. The aggravation typically accumulates in the upper respiratory tract.

Causes of Allergic Rhinitis

  • Sneezing, often accompanied by a runny or      clogged nose

  • Coughing and post-nasal drip

  • Itching eyes, nose, and throat

  • Allergic shiners (dark circles under the      eyes caused by increased blood flow near the sinuses)

  • The “allergic salute” (in a child,      persistent upward rubbing of the nose that causes a crease mark on the      nose)

  • Watery eyes

  • Conjunctivitis (an inflammation of the      membrane that lines the eyelids, causing red-rimmed, swollen eyes and      crusting of the eyelids).

Ayurveda Treatment for Allergic Rhinitis

Nasya is the primary treatment for Allergic Rhinitis, involving medicated oil drips to the nostrils. While medications are necessary throughout the treatment process, they alone is not enough. By using Nasya, our Physicians work to expel the accumulated waste (vitiated Kapha in the sinus area) and to re-balance the doshas. Preparatory (Purvakarma) treatments for this condition are typically only prescribed for the face and neck area and include oil application and medicated steam. Accompanying internal medicines are prescribed to increase the digestive fire (Deepana) and burn waste (Ama Pachana).


The Punarva protocol is based on the simple premise that the Physician must diagnose and treat only based on sufficient evidence. This evidence should be ‘patient or rogi based’ in addition to being ‘disease or roga based’ in accordance with the fundamental principles of Ayurveda.

How is this made possible?

  • A thorough and complete recording of the      patient’s medical history, capturing every minute aspect of his/her      lifestyle.

  • A thorough head-to-toe clinical      examination, uncovering health risk factors that the patient is unaware      of, directly connected or unrelated with his presenting medical      complaint(s).

  • This process of detailed history      recording and clinical examination- which includes the classical      Srotha-Vikrti pariksha – leads to an accurate understanding of the Dosha      status of the individual and lays the foundation for an accurate      differential diagnosis and medical management.

  • Further, the patient is entitled to be      clearly informed about the diagnosis arrived at, as also understand the      medical management proposed for him. The Physician shall proceed only with      the patient’s informed concurrence.

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