Swedana is done by various types depending upon the requirement & strength of the patient. The commonest is steam application which is done either with the help of a closet (Sitting/ sleeping) if it is to be done on full body or with the help of a special instrument (Nadi sweda Yantra) when to be applied on a specific area.
Before During swedana there are no specific dietary restrictions but it is better to avoid hot & spicy food. Alcohol should not be consumed before swedana. After Patient is not supposed to have anything except warm water until half hour. Food should be consumed only when patient feels hungry. Alcohol should be avoided. Heavy, very spicy & junk food must be avoided during the course of the treatment.
The swedana should not be carried out without consultation.Swedana must be avoided in the people who have consumed alcohol, who is thirsty, hungry, exposed to sunrays & worked in front of heavy fire. Should not be used in the patient with intolerance without testing. The swedana period must be watched & signs of swedana must closely be observed to avoid excessive swedana.