The word Akshitarpana (or Netrabasti) is a Sanskrit term, where Akshimeans eyes and tarpana means nourishment. We can understand, Akshitarpana is an ancient eye care treatment and rejuvenation program in Ayurveda. This is ideally done as a part of detox or Panchakarma in Ayurvedic therapy.
Netra Tarpana is beneficial for managing the strength of the eyes, to reduce and prevent diseases of the eyes and to make all other senses work better. Netra Tarpana serves not merely as an eye treatment and addresses eye diseases but is a brilliant preventive method, which cleanses and rejuvenates the eyes as well provide proper vision.
First, the patient is made to lie on his or her back, face up on the massage table. The dough ring is prepared out of black gram. The dough is applied around the eyeball and secured without any leak. The patient should close the eyes. After ensuring it is leak proof, Triphala Ghee (or Medicated ghee) is warmed up to 27 Celsius and poured into the cavity with the eyes closed, till it covers the eyelashes. Eyes are soaked in the medicated ghee. This therapy is also termed as ‘Eye Bath!’
During the process, the ghee is kept warm. It is changed periodically and the patient is instructed to make special eye exercise during the treatment. After completing the therapy , the ghee and dough are removed.
Duration: 20-30 minutes, 3 days-14 days
Refractive errors of the eyes, chronic conjunctivitis, corneal ulcer, eye diseases due to aggravation of Vata and Pitta, glaucoma, early formation of cataract, improper co-ordination and loss of movement of the eyeballs.
Relieves the eye strain due to constant exposure to the electronic screen.
Relieves dry Eye Syndrome, strengthens eye tissues, helps to fight under eye circles, relieves pain and burning sensation in eyes, makes eyes brighter.
- Burning in the eyes
- Dry eye syndrome
- Watering and cloudiness of the eyes
- Night blindness
- Corneal ulcers
- Refractive errors of the eyes
- Early state of retinitis pigmentosa
- Early stages of retinopathy
Netratarpana is now available at Vibrant Ayurveda. Prior consultation is necessary and handled by experienced Ayurveda physicians only.
Akshitarpana and karnapurana can be done in conjunction of full body massage.