Kati Basti (Back Pain Treatment)
Kati Basti (Vasti) is a traditional Ayurvedic treatment used for back aches and pains. It is commonly used in Ayurveda as a complete treatment for lower backache and disorders of lumbosacral region, slipped discs, lumbar spondylosis (inflammation of lumber joints characterized by stiffness, tenderness and pain), sciatica, spinal problems, degenerative disc disease, intervertebral disc protrusion, joint pain around the sacro-iliac joint and upper and lower back. Kati Vasti is a very well used therapy to work on back pain, tightness, tenderness, stuffiness, back tiredness, and lumbosacral disorders.
In this procedure, you may well get instant relief from the backache, however, the results vary person to person. After completing a course of 7 to 21 days, you may not need any kind of medicines., however you are strongly advised to continue consulting your medical practitioner.
Kati Vasti is a part of external oleation (Snehana) therapy in Ayurveda. The therapy creates a pool (usually 20cm circumference and 2 inches high) of warmed special oil in a ring over the area. It is very safe and non-invasive, sitting on top of the skin. The following oils are used in Kati Basti: Sesame Oil, Mahanarayan Oil, Balaswagandhadi oil, Bala Oil and Nirgundi tail. The base of all oils used in Kati Basti is Sesame Oil. The choice is made by Steve, dependant on your dosha (Ayurvedic bodily state), and the body area and condition being treated.