Vasti Karma

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Vasti Karma

What is Vasti Karma?

Vasti is one treatment among the five main Panchakarmas. Vasti therapy involves enema of herbal substances such as oils or herb decoctions, administered as a detoxification and rejuvenation therapy.

Vasti is one of the most important Panchakarma procedures and helps to control Vata Dosha. As Vata is the main cause of most disorders, Vasti is advised to prevent or treat a wide variety of diseases and restore health. It can be prescribed as an eliminative therapy to flush out toxins from the system or as a nourishing therapy to repair, heal and restore body tissues and systems to normalcy.

Panchakarma is the best way to detoxify and rejuvenate the body. It cleanses the body of toxins, boosts metabolism and prevents diseases from recurring.

Vasti is of two main types:

  1. Anuvasana/Sneha Vasti (oil enema): Used to nourish body tissues, pacify Vata Dosha and induce repair and healing within the body.
  2. Niruha/Asthapana Vasti (herbal decoctions): Used to detoxify and cleanse the minute channels of the body and flush out toxins from the system.

Panchakarma is the best way to detoxify and rejuvenate the body. It cleanses the body of toxins, boosts metabolism and prevents diseases from recurring.

Vasti is of two main types:

  1. Anuvasana / Sneha Vasti (oil enema): Used to nourish body tissues, pacify Vata Dosha and induce repair and healing within the body.
  2. Niruha / Asthapana Vasti (herbal decoctions): Used to detoxify and cleanse the minute channels of the body and flush out toxins from the system.

Why is it Best?

Indications:
  • During the monsoon season, Vasti is given to control excess Vata Dosha. Certain types of Vasti are recommended in cold seasons as well to pacify Vata Dosha.

It is useful in several major and minor conditions:

  • Sarvanga Roga – diseases affecting the whole body
  • Bone, ligament, muscle, nerve and joint disorders.
  • Aches and pains, arthritis, fracture healing, spondylosis, gout etc.
  • Paralysis, paresthesia, hemiplegia, tremors, muscular atrophy or dystrophy, Parkinson’s Disease, motor neuron diseases
  • Dry cough, dry bronchial asthma
  • Skin diseases
  • Digestive complaints , Sluggish metabolism
  • Obesity
  • Headaches, Migraines
  • Infertility, Certain gynecological conditions, PCOD
  • Thyroid dysfunction, Endocrine disorders, Diabetes
  • Uro-genital tract diseases
  • Liver and spleen diseases

During the monsoon or wet season, Vasti is given to control excess Vata Dosha. Certain types of Vasti are recommended in cold seasons as well to pacify Vata Dosha.

  • It is useful in several major and minor conditions:
  • Sarvanga Roga – diseases affecting the whole body.
  • Bone, ligament, muscle, nerve, and joint disorders.
  • Aches and pains, arthritis, fracture healing, spondylosis, gout, etc.
  • Paralysis, paresthesia, hemiplegia, tremors, muscular atrophy or dystrophy, Parkinson’s Disease, motor-neuron diseases.
  • Dry cough, dry bronchial asthma.
  • Skin diseases.
  • Digestive complaints , sluggish metabolism.
  • Headaches, migraines.
  • Infertility, certain gynecological conditions, PCOD.
  • Thyroid dysfunction, endocrine disorders, diabetes.
  • Uro-genital tract diseases.
  • Liver and spleen diseases.
  • Psychological and psychosomatic disorders.
  • Psychological and psychosomatic disorders
Benefits for You:
  • During the monsoon or wet season, Vasti is given to control excess Vata Dosha. Certain types of Vasti are recommended in cold seasons as well to pacify Vata Dosha.
  • It is useful in several major and minor conditions:
  • Sarvanga Roga – diseases affecting the whole body.
  • Bone, ligament, muscle, nerve, and joint disorders.
  • Aches and pains, arthritis, fracture healing, spondylosis, gout, etc.
  • Paralysis, paresthesia, hemiplegia, tremors, muscular atrophy or dystrophy, Parkinson’s Disease, motor-neuron diseases.
  • Dry cough, dry bronchial asthma.
  • Skin diseases.
  • Digestive complaints , sluggish metabolism.
  • Headaches, migraines.
  • Infertility, certain gynecological conditions, PCOD.
  • Thyroid dysfunction, endocrine disorders, diabetes.
  • Uro-genital tract diseases.
  • Liver and spleen diseases.
  • Psychological and psychosomatic disorders.

The Process on the Spot

Vasti procedure is designed by the doctor according to the Dosha condition, diseases status and constitution of the patient. It may range from 8 to 30 days. After initial assessment and depending on the type of Vasti, a fixed time of day is selected and the patient will be asked to come on a full or empty stomach. The patient is asked to lie down on the massage table. Local Abhyanga (oil massage) may be given over the hips, lumbar region and lower abdomen, following this Swedana (sudation or heat therapy) is conducted. Then the patient adopts the left lateral position by folding the right leg, and the herbal enema is administered by the therapist. A follow up regime will be conducted and the time taken for the enema material to be evacuated is recorded. You will be advised on diet and follow-up medications accordingly.

Duration

Duration: Vasti may be prescribed daily for 8 to 30 days as per your doctor’s prescription. The procedure itself takes about 20 minutes, although this is variable.

Combination therapies: Vasti can be combined with Nasya, Abhyanga, Pinda Sweda, ShastikaShali Pinda Sweda, Shirodhara, Pichu and other procedures according to the disease condition.

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Please note: Vasti therapy must be done under expert guidance. Please consult your doctor for a treatment plan, tailor-made to your body constitution and Dosha imbalance. This will ensure hassle-free treatment and will enrich your Ayurveda experience.

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