It is the procedure of therapeutic enema. It is considered to be one of the most important Panchkarma Procedure because it can correct control and eliminate the Vata dosha. According to Ayurvedic belief Vata plays a major role in pathogenesis of a disease, hence Basti treatment can be used for almost all diseases. It is termed as ardhachikitsa. Varsha rutu (i.e. period between July to September) is a classical period for detoxification of your body through Basti.
According to type of medicines, Quantity of medicines, Number of sittings at a time, mode of administration basti has many types and sub types.
Basti can be used in the treatment of following diseases:-
Basti can treat each and every disease, Arthritis, Cervical Spondylosis, Lumbar Spondylosis, Gout, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Paralysis, Parkinsonism, Hyperactivity, Piles, Jaundice, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Hyperlipidemia, Hypertension, Asthama, Stomachache, Renal Disorders, Cancer, Pimples, Hair Fall, Dandruff, Tremors in limbs, Urticaria, P.C.O.D., Intestinal Cleansing, Liver Diseases, Asitice, Chronic allergic disorders, Chronic indigestion, Chronic fever, General Detoxification
Commonly the procedure details are as follows:-
it includes Snehan ( Massage) & Swedan(Steam) over lower back, Thighs , knees, abdomen.
Oil, Ghrut, kadha, or other type of medicine as per required quantity is incorporated through anus with a simple rubber catheter and syringe. It is totally painless procedure.
No major after procedure is involved in this type of Panchkarma. Patient may have to pass stool if required.
8,16, or 30 sittings of 1 hour based on requirement of patient