Upanaha / Lepa

Ayurvedic Oil Treatment

Upanaha/Lepa is a type of Ekanga Sweda. The word upanaha means to tie. 
It can be done with or without heating the medicine. It is usually done for osteoarthritis, tennis elbow, and vathakantaka. 
The science of Ayurveda is primarily concerned with maintaining balance in the body. The tattvas or elements, i.e., earth, water, fire, air, and space (Akasa), and the three doshas (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha) are required to be kept in balance.

Upanaham therapy is primarily concerned with balancing the vata dosha. Vata causes dryness of the skin and blockages in the body. Using localised perspiration by inducing heat causes the swelling, blockage, dislocation, or fracture to begin its healing process.

Benefits of Upanaha