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What Is an Ayurveda Kansa Wand?

by Allacyn Griffin-May |

The Kansa wand is an ancient skin-care tool that originated in India over 5,000 years ago during the Bronze Age. It originated at the same time as Ayurveda itself. Kansa wands are designed to help balance the Ayurveda doshas, remove toxins and balance the energy-body (e.g., chakras and marmas) -- all while improving the exterior look and health of your skin.

Ayurveda is all about unlocking your inner vitality and this is just one Ayurveda product to support this end. Kansa wands are similar to jade rollers and gua sha crystals, so if you’ve used one of those, you’re probably already familiar with how they work. Kansa, however, pre-dates both.

On the surface, kansa wands are great for helping to improve blood circulation and plump up your skin. But like all things Ayurveda, there is much much more happening beneath the surface layer. The physical components of kansa are copper, tin, and zinc, which is considered to be a divine and sacred alloy with unique healing properties.

The Ayurveda kansa wand is used to:

  • Clear out energy imbalances promoting healthy circulation of prana.
  • Help bring balance to the three doshas - the Ayurvedic constitutions - so that you can function more optimally.
  • Help to encourage your lymph nodes to drain, which helps prime your immune system. Your lymph nodes are one of your body’s primary detoxification units, so keeping them healthy allows you to expel harmful toxins, which helps you stay strong and healthy.

We recommend you test out a kansa wand on your skin with a high quality oil such as olive oil, jojoba oil or coconut oil. You can use kansa on your face, feet or all over your body. Please note that using a kansa wand may result in a grayish tint to your skin. This is evidence of the toxins being removed. This will go away in a few minutes and you can wash the area with warm water to help remove it.

As always, we recommend that you perform a skin patch test of your Ayurveda kansa wand in one area (perhaps your arm) before trying it on your face or in other locations.