In simple terms, it is the filling up of each ear – not at the same time – with warm, medicated oil.
From an Ayurvedic perspective, this therapeutic treatment has profound effects, because of the connection between the ear and the Vata dosha, which pertains to the ether and air element we all have, within.From a physiological perspective, the small bones in the inner ear, called ossicles, stimulate nerve endings, transmitting signals to the brain. If these inner bones dry out, it compromises the functionality of the sense of hearing.
Ayurveda has understood for thousands of years the connection between hearing loss and an accelerated brain atrophy. Yes you read that correctly – age-related hearing loss leads to cognitive decline. Karana Purana nourishes the acoustic nerve and improves signal quality to the brain, whilst enhancing the interpretation of sounds by the hearing center in the brain.
Benefits of Karna Purana :
Cleans the ear canal, dislodges impurities, and improves the functions of the ear
Soothes the nerves, improves clarity of the mind
Creates restfulness and helps cure insomnia
Cools and refreshes the eyes (as eyes and ears are related)
Improves neck pain and jaw pain
Good to combine with a head and neck, or full body massage.
Consultation is necessary, and treatment is given by an experienced Ayurvedic physician.