Vasti is considered to be quite important in Panchakarma. Basically, you might not understand the term. Let us explain you in a simple language. Vasti refers to medicated enema. The medications go directly to the bowels without any sort of enzymatic actions. Moreover, they are highly effective too.
Sometimes, Vasthi is done with other treatments too. Since the healing capability is immense, vasti is used for treatment of various diseases. Medicated enemas might be used for a variety of reasons and purposes. Generally, loosened doshas might be flushed out through the intestine. Ayurveda lists around 100 enemas and this is one of them.
Kashaya Vasti is also categorized under the “Vasti” treatment. In this, our therapists will apply heat to specific parts of the body with the help of warm medicated oils. This way, the body can be rejuvenated and be relieved from swelling, tension and pain. With this Ayurvedic therapy, acute and chronic back pain, lumbar spondylitis, prolapsed disc, osteoporosis and sciatica can be relieved.
MORE ABOUT THE PROCEDURE
Normally, Kashaya Vasti is done after Sneha Vasti. This is a cleansing and a therapeutic enema wherein our therapists use oil, honey as well as herbal paste as per the condition and the requirement. The therapists will introduce this medicated decoction through the rectum and will retain it in the stomach for a specific period of time.
HOW IS THE PROCEDURE DONE?
Basically, Kashaya Vasti is a procedure which helps you get rid of impure doshas and toxins. When they leave the body, everything is purified from within. A mixture of Ayurvedic oils, rock-salt, honey and paste is used in this procedure. Our therapist will perfectly mix this mixture till a proper homogeneous mix is obtained.
Then, he will fill this mixture i.e. amalgam into a sac made up of leather. After that, it would be tied and wrapped to the vasti yantra or the vasti instrument. Proper massage is done on the body so that the patient feels warm. Even the anus is massaged thoroughly with oil. When this procedure is done, our therapist will introduce this paste through the patient’s rectum. It is very important to keep in mind that food should be consumed on previous night before the therapy.
When the mixture is introduced through the rectum, the patient is asked to relax and lie back. Our therapists will massage the abdomen of the patient; this is done till the time the patient feels a strong urge of going to the toilet. When the bowel movements are proper, the therapy is considered to be a success.
As we already said above, the benefits of this therapy are immense. It not only makes the stomach light but also comes with several other advantages.
- Pain, swelling and tension are relieved
- Acute back pain and chronic pain are relieved
- Relieves you from osteoporosis
- Gives quick relief from sciatica
- Pain in IVDP i.e. inter-vertebral disc prolapsed is reduced
- Nerves are stimulated and so, numbness and pain are reduced
- Good for treatment of disc bulge or arthritis
- Helps in the treatment of Rheumatism
- Helps in treating constipation effectively
- Neurological ailments are cured
- Paralysis is cured
- Flatulence is cured
- Very good treatment for abdominal issues
- Good treatment for vata problems
- Good treatment for spinal complaints
- Hyper acidity is cured
- Heart pain is cured
- At times, sexual disorders are cured
- Distention is alleviated
- Gout can be cured
For best results, the procedure must be done between 10 am to 12pm in the morning. This is indeed a great time and yields good results. The herbal decoction used in this procedure differs from person to person depending on the condition and the severity. After the procedure is over, the patient is allowed to take bath and have food as per the suggestion.
Chandigarh Ayurveda Centre offers very good Kashaya vasti treatments and results are 100 percent guaranteed. When you take the treatment, you will start feeling fresh and light. The therapists are experts and they will perform the treatment with utmost precision and comfort.