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Chikitsaa Prakaara: Praayogika Dhoomapaana

Prakaara Paribhaashaa:

  • This is a type of smoking can be done as a daily procedure as a Svasthavritta regime.


  • The procedure should be done after following
  1. Bath
  2. Meal
  3. Vamana
  4. Sneezing, Dantadhaavana
  5. Nasya
  6. Anjana
  7. Getting up in the morning

The smoking should be done thrice initially then thrice after some rest and then again thrice after taking some rest.

  • The Praayogika types of smoking should be inhaled by nose.
  • The various times advised for this type of smoking indicate its intended action on the Praan`a. they move in the body through breathing and various times described are indicators of a change of movement of Praan`a in the internal environment. In order to facilitate this change either Nasya or Dhoomapaana of Praayogika type is advised.
  • Praayogika type of smoking should be done three or four times.

Last updated on April 30th, 2021 at 05:12 am

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