Uro Basti

Uro Basti

This is a variety of Snigdha saveda wherein heat is applied to the painful anterior chest by retaining warm medicated oil with in a specially formed frame on this area. This basti is indicated in painful conditions of the anterior chest, like costochondritis and the prescription of medicated oil for the therapy is similar to the Kati basti.

For treating, the client is made to lie down in a supine position. The chest is exposed. A frame of black gram paste is made around the affected area. The junction between the frame and the skin is sealed to make it leak proof. Warm medicated oil is poured into this frame. Thumb is then dipped in oil and the anterior of the chest is treated with massage by moving the thumb in a circular fashion. This warm oil heats the affected area inducing perspiration. This is followed by massage and fomentation to this part of the body. This is the procedure of uro basti and is similar to the procedure of Kati Basti.

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