Kati Vasti: One of the major Ayurvedic treatments is Kati vasti which 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. The therapy also relieves you from stiffens and pain due to physical daily routine job or due to some odd jobs. Kati Vasti is considered one of the most popular among many other treatments for lower back pain.
The lower back problem is a very common health problem which occurs to almost everyone at some point in our lives. The common causes of lower back problems are mechanical issues and soft-tissue injuries such as compression of nerve roots, intervertebral joints, and improper movement of the spinal joints. The other factors which add to this problem are our lifestyle, lowered immunity, food habits, type of job etc.
In Kati Vasti a solid herbal paste boundary is formed around the lower back so the oil poured does not pour out of the boundary. After formation of the herbal paste boundary warm medicated herbal oil is slowly poured into it; this oil, confined within in herbal boundary, helps in alleviating the pain and nourishes the area. For effective back pain relief, one should consult practitioner for the duration of treatment. Normally the treatment varies from one week to 3 weeks depending on the severity of the pain or numbness (caused by sciatic nerve compression or similar trouble).
The benefits of this therapy can be realized within few days of the treatment; one can feel the effect on the concerned area. The major benefits include muscle strengthening, blood cleansing, flexibility in joints and muscles. The warm alleviates the pain and removes numbness due to deep tissue therapy.
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.
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.
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… 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.