Ayurvedic Panchakarma Basti Treatment
Panchakarma Basti Treatment
Panchakarma is five-technique in ayurvedic for rejuvenating and cleansing the mind and the body. The Panchakarma technique comprises of five types of technique for the elimination of different doshas from the body. Basti technique is one of the five pradhana karma of panchakarma.
Basti Treatment in Ayurvedic
Basti is one of the most important therapies in panchakarma as it works to keep a check on the Vata Dosha. Vata is the root cause for a majority of diseases. Keeping vata doshas under control is a proactive measure to keep diseases at bay. Basti treatment is considered as the best way to keep the colon healthy and in turn the vata dosha too.
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Process of Basti Treatment
Ghee or Medicated oil and herbal decoction are given an enema to clean the colon and increase the muscle tone. Based on the medical condition of a person it is usually recommended for 8 to 30 days.
While performing the basti the person who is taking the ayurvedic panchakarma therapy of basti treatment is advised to first lie on his left side lateral position. The right side knee is folded touching the abdomen. After this, a previously lubricated nozzle is pushed inside the rectum for about 4 - 6 inches to make the oil enter and move through the colon. Proper care is taken that no air is infused and also that the liquid that is being inserted is at room temperature. The person is instructed to inhale deeply while taking the basti treatment. After the procedure, the person is advised to hold the basti for sufficient time.
Different Routes of Basti Treatment
1. Urethral Route: Vasti is also given through Mutramarga to treat the uro-genital problem.
2. Vaginal Route: Known as Apathyamarga in which women treat disorders related to the female reproductive system.
3. Anal Route: All purposes – to balance down Vata Dosha. The enema given through the urinary or genital passages is called Uttara Vasti. The same liquid medicines given through guda marga can be administered skilfully through uttara vasti but in a smaller quantity.
4. For Wounds: The medicinal liquids are pushed into the ulcers, wounds and sinuses. This is called Vrana Vasti. It helps in healing the wounds and ulcers.
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Benefits of Basti Treatment
• Helps in keeping the Vata Dosha under control which also helps in maintaining the balance of Kapha Dosha and Pitta Dosha.
• Through its cleansing process, it increases the immune system of the body.
• It puts the body in a state of equilibrium.
• It can cure diseases like Cervical Spondylosis, Colitis, Digestive Disorders, Obesity Piles, Backache and Convalescence among others.
• It is a beneficial treatment and provides substantial relief.