Panchakarma means the five ‘kriyas’, which is to purify and eliminate the impurities from the body.
PINDASWEDA AND BASTHI (Medicinal Enema by using medicated oil & herbal decoction) – It is the chief procedure done for Vata disorders. It is a process in which medicine in liquid form is administered in intestines via rectal route. It is the only procedure accepted and done easily at any age.
Vata’s predominant site is the colon. Basti, is the most effective treatment of vata disorders,
The speciality of this treatment is that it can be administered both in a healthy, as well as unhealthy person. When a healthy person subjects himself to Panchakarma, it has a preventive, restorative and rejuvenative effect on the body.
Types of basti
1. Anuvasana (oil enema)
2. Niruha-Asthapana (decoction enema)
3. Uttara Basti (through the urethra with men or vagina with women)
4. Matra Basti (daily oil enema).
5. Karma Basti
6. Kala Basti
7. Yoga Basti
8. Bruhana Basti (nutritional enema).
Treatment Beneficial for
Constipation, distention, chronic fever, cold, sexual disorders, kidney stones, heart pain, backache, sciatica and other joint pains. Many other vata disorders such as arthritis, rheumatism, gout, muscle spasms and headaches.
All types of diseases occurred due to Vata dosha (vat vyadhi) constipation, obstruction in urination, loss of body strength, discolouration, loss of mansa & shukra, tympanitis, loss of sensation, worms, stiffness in body, fever, fistula, stiffness in back & hips, tremors. epilepsy & fits, joint diseases, arthritis, hemiplesia, paraplegia, sciatica, facial paralysis, pain due to calculus, gout, all gynaec disorders (dysmenorrhoea , uterine fibroid, polycystic ovaries, breast cyst. Infertility etc.)