Nasyam is also a powerful rejuvenative therapy. It is one among the five Panchakarma treatments and is commonly used to treat diseases like paralysis, Parkinson's disease, complex headache, acute sinusitis, hairfall, Bell's palsy. Extended treatments give wonderful results for good health management. It stimulates the brain cells and promotes intelligence and memory power; prevents ageing and improves hair growth. The sensory organs become stronger, immunity builds up and the person becomes cheerful and brisk. Betterment of sound quality and skin texture are also the benefits of doing nasyam.
The treatment commences with the preconditioning of the person's body. This is a short oil massage of the head, face, and neck followed by brief steaming. Next, the person lies down comfortably with his neck slightly raised and head lowered. Drops of the medicinal oil are poured into each of his nostrils and he is made to inhale deeply, while the other nostril is kept closed with the thumb. The whole process takes about 20 to 30 minutes and to get effective results it is continued for 7 to 21 days.