What Kati Vasti is?
Kativasti is a highly effective treatment for back pain and spinal disorders in which warm medicated oil is retained inside an herbal paste boundary over the lower back.
How it is done?
First the patient is made to lie face down on the Droni or massage table. A rectangular or circular reservoir made of black gram dough is built up on the lower back, around the lumbo-sacral area. After ensuring that this is leak-proof, a lukewarm medicinal oilis slowly poured into it. The oil and the receptacle are kept on for about half an hour. During that period the oil is kept warm. After that the oil and the dough are both removed and the affected area may be gently massaged with the same oil. The therapy takes 45 minutes to 1 hour.
What diseases Kati Vasti helps to cure?
Chronic and acute backaches, Prolapsed disc, Lumbar Spondylosis, Osteoporosis, Sciatica.
What are the benefits of Kati Vasti beside direct treatment?
The treatment helps to increase the blood circulation, strengthens muscle and connective tissues and lubricates the joints keeping them flexible and pain free.It stimulates and nourishes nerves relieving pain and numbness. Also it strengthens back muscles which maintain normal curvature of the spine.
A frame of black gram paste is made around the painful cervical region. The junction between the frame and skin is sealed to make it leak proof. Warm medicated oil is poured into this frame. This warm oil heats the affected area inducing perspiration. This is followed by massage and fomentation to this part of the body. This is the procedure of grivabasti and is similar to the procedure of katibasti.
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