Imala means ‘diversion’ of matter from one part of the body to another. This technique is specially used for the treatment of conditions where hyperaemia (Imtala-e- damvi) causes certain problems. Through this method, the flow of matter is diverted to the opposite side. As a result, the congestion of the affected part is reduced substantially in a natural way.
The main objectives of Imala (Diversion of morbid materials) are:
- To relieve pain and nervous irritability and burning sensation
- To relieve the hyperemesis gravidarum (Qai-e- hawamil)
- To dissolve or subside inflammatory conditions like lipoma and tumours
- To absorb fluids or matters accumulated in hypodermic spaces or cavities.
- To cure baldness and favus (sa’fa), ringworm (qooba), waste matters (mawad-e- fasida), moles (saaleel), filariasis (da-ul- feel), meningitis (sarsaam) and pneumonia (zaat-ur-riya)