Valuka Sweda is a Pinda Sweda and a type of Rooksha Sweda helps in pacifying both Vata and Kapha. It is a kind of fomentation that stimulates nerve endings, relaxes muscles, and relieves pain. Valuka Sweda is a kind of Swedana (sudation) given using pre-heated sand, made into a bolus (potalis), and applied locally over the affected parts or joints. Clean sand which is washed and dried, devoid of gravel and other waste material is used for this purpose. It is heated and pottalis are made using this sand.
It is useful in the following conditions:
1. Vata diseases
4.Neuro muscular & skeletal diseases
5.Aches especially body ache, joint ache
Cures joint pains and especially beneficial for arthritis and rheumatism