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Vasthi

Vasthi – An Ayurvedic Enema to Heal Your Vata Doshas

Vasthi or Basti is considered to be one of the most prominent therapies in Panchakarma that is designed to drain-out doshas and toxins from the body in order to treat various health conditions. It is also referred to as Ayurvedic enema (Basti) - A Ayurvedic Detox. Some of the master ingredients used during this therapy include – medicated liquids and oils (oil enemas). The main idea behind performing this therapy is to push out the impurities and toxins from the body via intestinal passage including the anus and vagina. Also, the medicinal liquids and oils are injected inside the body using a special instrument called vasthiyantra. And, the medicines are directed inside the body via the rectum. Vasthi is counted among the most potent treatments because of its ability to heal a number of ailments.

If you are looking for a wellness center to get this Panchakarma treatment in Kerala, you have come to the right place. We, at SATYA, have the best team of practitioners to help you with this therapy.

Vasthi and its type

There are different types of Vasthi in Panchakarma Treatments. Some of the major and most practiced vasthis are – Uttara Vasthi, Shiro Vasthi, Sneha Vasthi, and Kashaya Vasthi. Which type of vasthi to be performed on which patient depends on a number of factors including the age of the patient, health condition(s) he or she is suffering from, the intensity of the ailment etc.

Vasthi and its benefits

Some of the main benefits you can get from Vasthi are given as under –

  • This Ayurvedic treatment helps in curing distention, constipation, sexual disorders, common cold, fever, hyperacidity, neck and heart pain, kidney stones, backache and vomiting.
  • It is also found to be effective in curing a wide range of vata disorders including – gout, rheumatism, bone pain, sciatica and so on.
Authored By Dr. Akhila Rose Tom

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