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Basti Therapy

Basti is one of the Panchakarma therapies stated according to Ayurveda. Basti is a considered to be helpful in almost 50 percent of diseases which exist. Basti is insertion of medicines through a different route of administration i.e. the anal route which is typically stated in Ayurveda.

kati Basti is a musculoskeletal treatment for disorders that involve muscle (mamsa), ligaments, bones (ashti), vertebrae and nerves (majja). Symptoms associated with such disorders are inflammation, pain, stiffness and restricted movements.

The benefits of the warm medicated oil work to

  • Soften and loosen dry and tight muscles
  • Decrease stiffness and create elasticity in the muscle and surrounding tissue
  • Ease muscle spasm and increase range of motion
  • The aid of heat from the oil helps to
  • Dilate local blood vessels to increase blood flow
  • Increase in blood flow can reduce pain
  • Heat reduces swelling thereby reducing pressure on nerve endings
  • Blood flow aids in the healing process