Janu Vasti: Janu Vasti, an Ayurvedic therapy, means treatment for knee joint where Janu (knee) is given treatment by warm oil called Vasti (warm medicated oil placed over the knee joint). In this therapy a warm, medicated, Dosha-specific oil is placed over the skin of knee joint for a certain amount of time. The oil is kept over a special black gram dough. This therapy has an extremely healing and soothing effect on the skin, joints, bones, muscles, and underlying structures of the knee joint.
In Janu Vasti the patient is laid down with back on table in a comfortable position on the massage table. Two herbal pasted boundary walls consisting of black gram dough or whole wheat flour are prepared and put on both knees and warm medicated oil as per Ayurvedic instructions is poured inside the boundary walls. This medicated oil is changed during the whole treatment which is normally 60 minutes.
Benefits: Janu vasti is one of the most popular Ayutrvedic treatments for knee related problems and the benefits of this treatment start appearing after few days which include knee pain relief, improved knee movement and reduced knee swelling.
Symptoms: There can be number of knee problems and can occur due to many reasons. Most of the knee problems occur after certain age and can be found among old aged people. The symptoms may include as follows:
Chronic knee pain
Nasya: Nasya is a sanskrit word, which denotes ” related to nose”. This therapy is very helpful to treat the heath concerns such as stress, Insomnia, migraines, memory loss, sinusitis and other sinus issues (e.g. post nasal drip etc). Nasya treatment is performed through the nostril in the form of the oil or smoke. The nose is entrance for prana (the life force) and a healthy uncongested breathing is very necessary for entire body and mind. Nasya is very good for treatment of migraine, sinus, and other nose related problems… Read More.
Kati Vasti: The other major treatment is Kati vasti is very helpful to treat health concerns such as Lumbar Spondylosis, Lumbago, Sciatica, Inter vertebral disc prolapses, backache. Kati means lower back which is subjected to a therapy called Vasti (a warm medicated oil used for treatment by placing on top of lumbosacral region). This therapy is a preventive measurement to strengthen & nourish the spine. This therapy also relieves you from stiffens and pain due to physical daily routine job…… Read More. Click to see the video
Greeva Vasti: The Greeva Vasti treatment is for neck care in which medicated oils are poured over the neck or nape area using wet flour of black gram. Greeva Vasti comes under Panchakarma treatment and operates through Sweda (sweating). After this procedure, a light massage (Abhyanga) is performed. This therapy alleviates neck and upper back conditions like cervical spondylitis, stiffness, pain due to strain etc. Few of the prescribed oils used in Greeva Vasti and in the Abhyanga massage are Ksheerabala tailam, Mahanarayana tailam, Mahamasha tailam, Til tailam… Read More.
Netra Vasti: Netra Vasti, an ayurvedic therapy, treatment is for eye care where the Netra (eyes) are covered with a pool ring of dough and medicated ghee (clarified butter) into that. The eyes are rimmed with a leak proof ring of dough where medicated ghee (or clarified butter) is slowly poured into these rings. This therapy is effective against a range of eye diseases including glaucoma, night blindness, and also to delay natural degeneration, and to improve vision… Read More.