The name gives it all away. ‘Akshi’ translates to Eye and ‘Tharpana’ to strengthen. You guessed it – Akshitharpana is a treatment to strengthen the eye. It’s a treatment which helps to rejuvenate and alleviate the stress placed on our Ocular muscles – an effective treatment for the increasing number of people who suffer from Computer Vision Syndrome. It is one of the treatments we offer within our Ayurveda programs at Surya Lanka Ayurveda Retreat.
In a nutshell Akshitharpana provides the eyes with the nourishing therapy they require. The treatment involves the retaining of medicated oil or Ghrita over the eyes with the help of a receptacle prepared using either Black Gram or wheat. Thereafter the eyes are bathed in the medicated oil. The duration of the treatment can vary according to the person’s Dosha type.
Akshitharpana Eye treatment. Image courtesy of Jeevahealth.com.au
As with all treatments please consult an Ayurveda physician before performing Akshitharpana. Random, or wrongly, performing this treatment may lead to harmful effects.
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