The term has 2 terms –
Kati – means low back Basti– means to hold (compartment which holds)
In simple words, Kati Basti is pain relieving oil-pooling treatment conducted for low back pain.
Low back pain is a common issue experienced by people across the globe for many centuries. Most of us would have experienced a sore low back of various intensities at some point of our life. The modern day food and lifestyle activities, lowering immunity, frequency and mode of travel, many metabolic diseases like obesity etc, rush and push of life has been increasing the global incidence of low back pain. It is one of the top listed diseases for which the patients visit clinics to seek medical attention.
Low back pain or Lower back pain is a disorder involving the muscles and bones of the back and Ayurveda has the privilege of offering the best remedies for low back pain and related painful conditions. Among all the remedies available for low back pain,Kati Basti (Kati Vasti) is the most popular one.
Kati Basti is a localized form of Snehana&Swedana procedure using warm oil. The procedure is concentrated on the lumber sacral area wherein a circular reservoir is created using black gram/wheat dough and warm herbal medicated oil is gradually poured in. The oil is rested in the reservoir for about 30 to 45 minutes in order to strengthen your bone, nerves, paraspinal muscles and rejuvenate the intervertebral discs.
Kati Basti encourages a nourished nervous system reducing the pain. It is used to treat low backache, disc bulge, disc herniation, disc prolapse, disc degeneration, sciatica and lumbar spondylosis.