Kati Vasti
Panchkarma

Kativasti, a part of pre-operative procedure of Panchakarma. It is a very effective treatment for lower backache, slip disc, lumber spondylosis, lumber injury, sciatica and degeneration of lumber bone. The waist area of the body is called Kati. Holding warm ayurvedic oils on the affected areas is called Vasti. Kati Vasti involves retention of warm thick medicated oil over the lower back or other parts of the spine for certain period.

The patient is asked to lie face down on the bed, and is applied medicated oil locally around the lumbo-sacral region. Then, a reservoir made of black gram dough is built around the lumbo-sacral area. Ensuring leak-proof, a lukewarm medicinal oil around 200-300ml is slowly poured into it. Once this part of the treatment is over, the affected area may be gently massaged, followed by a steaming for 10-15 minutes for better absorption of the medicine. It is usually done in a course of 5 to 7 days as required according to Ayurveda practitioner.

“The temperature of oil is maintained reheating and continuously adding more oil. The oil is kept on for 30-40 minutes. ”

Benefits of Kati Vasti::-

  • Alleviates numbness due to Sciatic nerve compression & most types of low-back pain.
  • Strengthens back muscles which maintain normal curvature of the spine the bone tissues.
  • Effective treatment for any type of back pain & spinal disorders, stiffness and other back concerns related to spinal disc problems.
  • Increases the circulation in the region & highly effective in inflammatory conditions.
  • Kati Vasti alleviates lower back conditions like Lumber Spondylosis, Inter vertebral disc prolapses, Lumbago (low back ache), and Sciatica.
  • Alleviates pain associated with fracture, dislocation, spinal tuberculosis and tumors.
  • Strengthens the joints, muscles and soft tissues around and enables you to resume back your work and activitie