Vasti is an important treatment in Ayurveda and it’s especially meant for rheumatic (vata) diseases. There are many types of vasti. This treatment should be done under the guidance of an expert Ayurveda doctor(vaidya) and all kind of rheumatic (vata) disorders would have eliminate with the proper use of vasti. Kashaya vasti, Uttaravasti, Snehavasti, Siro vasti etc. are known as the main Vastis. It has a proven method of Ayurveda and the Vasti treatment is very effective in every aspect.
In Pancha karma, the Vasti plays a key role and it ensures result and guaranteed relax to vata disorders. It has the power to remove toxin from human body. Anus and vaginal canal are the body parts to apply Vasti. Pancha Karma is an effective Ayurveda arena where Vasti applications are common.
Medicated liquids and oils are the products normally uses for Vasti. It has everything that you would prefer from a result oriented Ayurveda remedy. Vasti treatment in Pancha Karma is developed for removing toxin from the body and to stop vitiated doshas. In Vasti treatment, the mediated liquids and oils are passing through anus or vaginal canal and this method is effective for expelling body toxins. The procedure of Vasti has to mention. The medicinal substances and oil are the Vasti products. It has an amazing power to control and eliminate vata disorders. Sesame oil, calamus oil and some other herbal decoctions are using for vasti. In a liquid medium, the said items are applies in to rectum. Vasti is an Ayurvedic treatment ensures relax especially to vata disorders.
Shiro vasti is a part of panchakarma treatment in ayurveda. ‘Shira’referse to head, thus shiro vasti is the procedure where medicated oil is retained on the head for a particular period of time. A leather sleeve of about 6 to 8 inches height is placed on the patients head and sealed in to position with help of the paste of black gram powder or wheat powder. The medicated oil is heated till it becomes lukewarm. This lukewarm medicated oil is then poured slowly in a constant and continuous stream in to the space inside the leather sleeve placed on the head. It is then allowed to be retained for a particular period of time.
The oil is soured up and heated till it becomes lukewarm and is poured back again. This soaking up and warming of the medicated oil is done through out the whole procedure as and when the poured medicated oil becomes cold. This treatment helps in treating paralysis, depression, anxiety and insomnia. The therapy have proven some benefits in treating facial paralysis, excess hair loss, lubricating nostrils and throat. It improves texture of hair and promotes its growth. This treatment is used for diseases related to brain and neurological, migraine, head ache, depression. The duration of the procedure varies from individual to individual depending up on the conditions.
Generally it takes 40 to 60 minutes. The course of the treatment is depend up on the instructions from the physician like 7 days 14 days etc. Dhanwandaram tailam, shudhabala tailam, ksheera bala tailam, bringamalakadi tailam etc. are some of the medicated oils used for shiro vasti. The conditions of the patient is consider while choosing the ayurvedic oil for the treatment.
Duration: 40 mins
Involves the administering of warm Ayurvedic oils over the lower back and spine region for a specific period of time in a reservoir made of Urad Dal. Is an effective Ayurvedic treatment for lower back pain, one of the biggest health concerns of the modern lifestyle.
Duration: 40 mins
Warm medicated oil is retained at the back of the neck using a receptacle made of Urad Dal. This therapy relieves stiffness and pain in the neck, cervical spondylitis, shoulder pain and headache.
Duration: 30 mins
Mathravasthi, the flush therapy, is a special treatment in traditional ayurevda for constant constipation and gastric complaints. In this treatment, the system is cleansed with herbal oil applied through the rectum.
Mathravasthi is effective in curing arthritis, paralysis, hemiplegia and numbness. The treatment is done for a period of 3 to 14 days.
Duration: 15 mins
Kashaya means medicated decoction and Vasti refers to administration of medicines through rectum.
Kashaya Vasti is indicated in following health conditions
What to expect
Kashaya Vasti treatment involves enema using medicated decoction.
How it works
It helps in removal of gas that causes pain and also in removing toxins for purpose of body de-toxification.
Benefits of Kashaya Vasti
Kashaya Vasti is used to treat constipation, neurological ailments, paralysis, flatulence, lower backache, gout and rheumatism.
Not recommended (contraindicated) in case of
People who have enorectal canal diseases or those above 70 years of age are not recommended to undergo this therapy.
It is used in treatment of pain conditions such as lower backache, gout and rheumatism.
Decoction based enema helps in colonic de-toxification.
Gastric problems such as constipation and flatulence cab be treated effectively using kashaya Vasti
Kashaya Vasti is indicated for management of neurological ailments such as paralysis.
Duration: 15 mins
Knee pain is one of the common health issues we encounter almost every day in our Ayurveda clinic. Fortunately, the ancient healing system of Ayurveda provides a number powerful and effective remedies for acute and chronic knee and other joint pains.
Janu Vasti is one of the most effective and time-tested Ayurvedic treatment for chronic knee pain, stiffness, inflammation and injury.
There’s a general misconception that Ayurveda treatments react slowly. This isn’t true. Ayurveda medicines and treatments starts reacting immediately from its consumption. However, the curing process can be time-consuming as Ayurveda diagnosis the root causes of the disease and tries to uproot them perpetually whereas modern medicines usually treat the symptoms not the disease.
Knee pain is often associated with stiffness, swelling, burning sensation, clicking sounds and limitation of movements. Injuries, degeneration and inflammation are the most common causes of knee pain. Janu Vasti provides an immediate, magical and long standing relief from the acute or chronic pain and stiffness associated with knee pain.
Janu Vasti is a part of Panchakarma in Ayurveda treatment and provides numerous benefits. Here are a few:
In Janu Vasti, Janu refers to ‘Knee joint’ and Bast means ‘to hold’. Vasti or Basti is also a term used to describe the urinary bladder in Ayurveda. Urinary bladder is a bag which holds urine for a certain amount of period till it is voided.
The Janu Vasti Ayurvedic treatment involves retaining pain relieving, warm herbal oils over the affected area for a duration of time using gram flour, followed by gentle massage or Abhyanga. The medicated oil will be retained over the affected knee joint in a compartment made around the knee joint/ (s) using wet flour. The medicated oils and medicines for the treatment will be selected based on the patient and the condition.
Thinking in which conditions is Janu Vasti most beneficial? Here are some of the most common causes for knee pain and some conditions for which Janu Vasti is highly beneficial:
In certain conditions, Janu Vasti can be taken as a preventive treatment. It helps avoid the joint related problems and keeps your joints healthy.
Duration: 30 mins
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