- It is type of local snigdhasweda where warm oil is kept at the Katipradesha for a prescribed time. The patient lies in prone position and the Katipradesha is encircled with thick black gram paste for retention of the oil. It acts effectively as it is applied at the site of lesion. This procedure can be performed in other areas like Greeva, Janu, Uras etc. and named accordingly. It is a samana procedure
- Uniform temperature must be maintained throughout the procedure
- Be cautious about the temperature of the oil while reheating to avoid burns
Kativasthi is an Ayurvedic lumbo-sacral rejuvenation therapy using hot oil or herbal decoctions. One can achieve both local oleation and sudation by this procedure.
- Medicated oil or herbs for decoction is selected depending on the bodily constitution and the state of the humors (Doshas) of the person.
- The dough is made into a ring of four to five inches in diameter which is placed over the lumbo-sacral area of spine.
In this process, specially prepared warm medicated oil is kept over the lower back with herbal paste boundary. This treatment lasts for 45 minutes and it is good for any type of back pain and spinal disorders. At the end of the procedure the dough is removed; a gentle massage is given over the area. The person is made to take rest for a while.
Benefits of the treatment
- Reduces pain and inflammation
- Deeply purifies and improves blood circulation around lumbosacral area
- Removes rigidity and spasm of muscles around lumbosacral region
- Nourishes and strengthens the bones, connective tissues, ligaments, nerves, muscles of the lumbo – sacral region
- Lubricates the joints
- Pacifies Vata Dosha
- IVDP ( Inter vertebral Disc Prolaps) / slipped disc
- Chronic Backache
- Degenerative spine changes
- Compressed discs and spinal nerves
- Disc prolapse
- Osteoarthritis of the hip
- Rheumatic arthritis