Panchkarma


1.Janu basti

The knee joint is called Janu Sandhi in Sanskrit; hence the name Janu Basti is given to the procedure done on knee joints. In this the knee joint is bathed with warm medicated oil or freshly prepared herbal decoction. Depending on the condition it can be practiced over both the knee joints or on one knee joint.
Pacifies aggravated Vata dosha in the knee region
Restores the lubricating fluid in the joint and maintain integrity of the structures involved in the joint.
Removes stiffness and pain in Knee joint
Protects knee joints from age related changes
Increases blood circulation; thus strengthens and nourishes the knee joints
Improves the mobility of the knee joints (knee flexion and knee extension)

It is indicated in the following conditions:

  • Osteoarthritis of knee joints
  • Osteoporosis
  • Arthrosis of knee joints
  • Chronic pain of the knee joint

2. Kati basti

Low back is called as kati ,hence the name kati basti is given to the procedure done on low back. In this the low back is bathed with warm medicated oil or freshly prepared herbal decoction.
Increases the circulation in the region, as the herbal oil gets deeply absorbed into the skin, and both nourishes and strengthens the muscles and nerves
Pacifies one of the primary sites of Vata, relieving pain, soreness, and tension and restoring flexibility
Relieves chronic lower backaches and painful muscle spasms, stiffness, and degenerative problems
Chronic pain of the knee joint

It is indicated in the following conditions:

  • Sciatica
  • Low back tension
  • Low back pain
  • Radiating pain in low back

3. Manya Basti

Manya means neck and Basti is the treatment in which the oil is made to be worn. So the treatment in which the oil is made to be worn on the cervical or the neck region is called manya basti.
It is useful in cervical pain
reduces cervical pain
Reduces radiating pain in hand, tingling sensation and numbness


4. Nasya

Nasya therapy is a process wherein the drug (Herbalized oils and liquid medicines) is administered through the nostrils. Since nose is the gateway of the head, the therapy is highly effective in curing a number of diseases pertaining to the head, if it is performed systematically. The therapy cleanses and opens the channels of the head, thereby improving the process of oxygenation (prana), which has a direct influence on the functioning of brain.

Benefits Of Nasya Karma
  • Nasya karma ensures the proper and healthy growth of hair.
  • The therapy enhances the activity of sense organs and protects the person from diseases pertaining to head (urdhwanga)
  • Early aging process is effectively prevented by the regular administration of Nasya karma.

5. Oil massage

Abhyanga, the Ayurvedic form of massage, functions as both a strengthening and reducing therapy. There are four main reasons for giving or receiving an Abhyanga:
The eliminate excess water and fat deposits
To purify the blood and tissues of toxins
To strengthen and rejuvenate
To maintain strength and balance

The first two points fall under the category of reducing, while the latter two fall under the category of strengthening. Abhyangas are hot oil massages first implemented as an ancient practice; they are still implemented today in therapy as a means to reduce stubborn fat deposits, eliminate toxins and reduce stress by acting upon the lymphatic system and implementing proper drainage.

How can Abhyanga help you?

Abhyangas have traditionally been used to treat the following ailments:
  • Lupus
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Arthritis including Rheumatism
  • Minor pain associated with the joints
  • Weight gain and obesity
  • Poor circulation
  • Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Nervousness or Anxiety
  • Parkinson's Disease