Kati Vasti is a specialized therapy which is performed for the diseases related to low back and waist region. The word Kati stands for low back region and waist region, and Vasti means which covers or surrounds. Kati vasti is a procedure where specified medicated oil is retained for a stipulated period in the Kati region(low back or waist). This procedure is unique, which comprises both snehana (oleation) and swedana (sudation) (snehayukta swedana).
- 1. Sciatica.
- 2. Katigraha.
- 3. Lumbar spondylitis.
- 4. Katishoola.
- 5. Chronic Backache.
- 6. Degenerative spine changes.
- 7. Compressed discs and spinal nerves.
- 8. Disc prolapse .
- 9. Osteoporosis.
- 10. Osteoarthritis of the hip.
- 11. Rheumatic arthritis.
The therapeutic action of Kati Vasti is depends on…
1. The pharmacological Action of the selected medicine.
2. The snehana(oleation) effect.
3. The swedana(sudation) affect.
4. The maintained temperature during the procedure.
When the treatment procedure starts the first organ which will be in contact with the medicine is the skin. Skin is a large, highly complex organ and structurally integrated organ system and the component of the skin are cutaneous membrane associated with hairs, nails and exocrine glands, the cutaneous membrane has two components, superficial epithelium or epidermis and the underlying connective tissue of the dermis. The Quality of the skin is supported by an extensive network of blood vessels, and sensory receptors that monitor touch, pressure, temperature and pain.