Kati basti (Lumbar Spine Treatment)

The procedure of applying heat to the sacral or lumber region by retaining warm medicated oils, which is in a specially formed on that area, is popularly known by the name KATI BASTI. The term basti here is a misnomer. Basti generally refers to the administration of medicine through the rectal route by using the specially designed basti instrument. However, the Kati basti does not involve any such procedure rather this is a localized form of swedana procedure. As warm oil is used to apply heat, this is considered as a variety of snigdha sweda.
The procedure swedana itself is beneficial in relieving the pain; in addition to this, medicated oil that gets absorbed from the skin has unique therapeutic effects. This procedure is proved to be effective in- painful condition of low back region
  • Lumber spondilitis
  • Spondylolysthesis
  • Disc prolapse
  • Ankylosing spondilitis
  • Rheumatic arthritis
  • Sacroileitis
  • Lumbosacral strain
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Kati Basti
  • Application/retention of warm medicated oil on the back (lumber region) with specific frame is called Kati basti.
  • Treat back pain and stiffness
  • Sciatic pain treatment
  • Lumber disc prolapsed
  • Pain in back muscles and tail bone
  • Opens the circulatory channels of back area
  • Effective in lumber spondylosis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Lumbosacralstrain
  • Warm medicated oil/ Mahanarayan oil/ksheerbala tailam, ashwagandha tailam, sesame oil/ saindhawadi tailam
  • Chick peas flour for making boundary wall.
  • Cotton piece to facilitate the oil droping and removing oil
Preparartion of Cleints
  • Morning time is best
  • After evacuating the bowel and bladder
  • Before bath
  • Warming up exercise
  • Lie down on the treatment table prone position and relax
  • Clean the lumber region
  • Make the dough with chick peas flour, not too soft and not too hard
  • Make a circular shape with dough
  • Apply and fix on the lumber area
  • Make it oil leak proof
  • Warm the oil and pour middle of the boundary wall
  • Fill about 1-2 inches and leave it for 5 minute
  • Take out half of the oil with the help of cotton piece and make it warm and put it back
  • Again wait for 5 minutes
  • Repeat the process for 5 times
  • Take out the oil and clean the surface with hot water towel
Apply Heat with Pinda
  • Apply the hot bundle with Pinda swedan
  • Use about 5 – 10 minutes
  • Make sure whole lumber area is warm after the pind
  • 40 – 50 minutes each time
  • 3 to 7 session
  • Oil should not be very hot, up to 40 C is great
  • Oil should not be cold, less than 35 C
  • Careful about hot oil
  • Be careful while doing Pinda, person skin should not burned
Post Procedure
  • Clean the area with hot water towel and client ask to rest for 15 minutes
  • Eat light food as khichadi once you feel hunger
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