What Vasti is?
Vasti is the specialized Panchakarma procedure to cure Vata related disorders. It is used to promote elimination of the vitiated vatadosha out through the rectum. In this Panchakarma procedure medicated oil or decoction is administered through the anus to pacify the aggravated Vatadosha. Usually Vasti is of two types – NiroohaVasti in which herbal decoction is used and AnuvasanVasti in which herbal oil is used in form of Enema.
How it is done?
First as a preparatory process, the patient is given oil massage (abhyanga) and fomentation (swedana). After that in a special posture the patient is administered with an enema consisting herbal decoction or herbal oil. Then the patient has to wait till the enema material comes out through the anal passage. Usually this procedure takes 45 minutes to 1 hour time.
What diseases Vasti helps to cure?
Retention of stool, urine and flatus, loss of strength, muscle atrophy, Facial Paralysis, Paralysis, Seminal loss, Loss of sexual appetite, Weight loss, Obesity, Worm infestations, Lumbago, Convulsive disorders, Painful muscular-skeletal disorders, Neurological disorders, Gynecological disorders, Heaviness of the body etc.
What are the benefits of Vasti beside direct treatment?
Vasti is regarded as half of the whole treatment and sometimes the complete treatment due to its wide range of effects upon the body. It prevents the ageing process of the body, promotes happiness, longevity and strength. It enhances the power of digestion and metabolism. It enriches semen and promotes strength. It is harmless for the infants, old persons and the youth.