Choorna pinda swedam (Podikizhi)
The application of poultices of medicinal powders over the body is named Choorna pinda swedam. The procedure is done for 45 to 60 minutes daily, normally for 7 days. It is of two types- Snighda ( along with application of oil ) and Rooksha ( without the application of oil ). This therapy helps in curing mainly kapha- vata predominant rheumatic ailments, muscular pains, back ache, paralysis etc.