Herbal leaves are placed over the paste and with the help of cotton cloth it is bandaged. After a particular period of time it is removed and washed with lukewarm water.
The treatment helps in reliving pain and found effective in osteo arthritis, localized pain and swelling. The main benefits of upanaham treatment are effective in bursitis and certain swellings in joints associated with pain and restricted movements. This treatment is beneficial for heel pain. Generally the time period of this procedure is 12 hours but may vary according to the conditions of the individual. Basically upanaham is a lepanam treatment. This treatment is done as a course of 7 days, 14 days etc or as directed by the physician.
Some of the herbal powders used for Upanaham are Kottomchukkadi ,Choornam, Upanaha Choornam, Nagaradi Choornam, Gruhadhoomadi Lepachoornam etc.
Medicated oils used for this treatment include Sahacharadi tailam, Chinchadi tailam, Kottamchukkadi tailam, Narayana tailam etc. Oil used for the treatment is depending on the conditions of the individual.
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