Katibasti

Kati Basti is a procedure in which comfortably warm medicated oil is kept over the lumbosacral area or any adjacent part for a certain period of time with the help of a specially formed frame ring prepared from black gram powder. In Kati Basti the oil is heated up to warmness over the water bath and poured slowly inside the ring. Its uniform temperature is maintained throughout the process by replacing warm oil in Kati Basti Pool. The oil is kept for 30-40 minutes. Kati Basti is an unparalleled treatment in painful conditions caused mainly by Vata Dosha, usually in degenerative diseases. Various types of local Basti are being practiced which are Kati Basti, Greeva Basti, Janu Basti, Shiro Basti, Uro Basti etc. While practicing Kati Basti one should prevent burns and leakage. Kati Basti helps to relieves pain in the low back, relieves stiffness in the low back and lower limb, relieves swelling and inflammation in the low back, in the bones and soft tissues of the low back, Strengthens the low back (bones, muscles and soft tissues therein), Soothes the nerves supplying the low back and legs (lower limbs), enhances blood supply to the low back area. Kati Basti is highly beneficial Ayurveda oil pooling treatment. Keywords: Kati Basti, Ayurveda, oil pooling, temperature.

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