Karnapoorna (Karna Purana)

Karnapoorna! Or Karna Purana. And there might be a 3rd or 4th spelling or 5th spelling, but no matter, it’s important to know that it exists.

Do you know what it is?

For the seven of you raising your hands, awesome! For the rest of you, let me happily share.

Karnapoorna is one of the many therapies in Ayurveda that is done with oil. It means, putting oil in your ears!

Now, not only is it a therapy, but it’s also used as swastha vritta (hahahahaa..I love throwing in Sanskrit sometimes just to keep you on your toes), which means preventative medicine 🙂

You can do karnapoorna as needed or once a week as part of your routine to stay healthy.

Karnapoorna is best for vata imbalances including:

  • Insomnia
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Headaches
  • TMJ
  • Anxiety or worry
  • Jet-lag and ears popping/crackling in airplanes

Other benefits are:

  • Improves hearing
  • Loosens ear wax (who doesn’t want that?!)
  • Strengthens the bones in the ear
  • Prevents neck stiffness

Intrigued yet? Give it a try.

It might tickle at first, but stick with it for about 30 seconds, then you should feel calm and happy. This therapy is usually combined with Agni Karna (Ear candling) for a full  therapeutic benefit on the ears.

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