Kativasthi, a part of pre-operative procedure or Pre Panchakarma therapy. It  is a very effective treatment for lower backache. Kati Vasthi involves retention of warm oil over the lower back or other parts of the spine for certain period in the oil well. The well is made of Urdh dal or other paste which can hold oil for certain amount of time.

Kati Vasthi treats the pains in the area of lower back:

  1. lumber Spondylitis,
  2. Inter vertebral disc prolapses
  3. Back stiffness.
  4. alleviates numbness due to Sciatic nerve compression.
  5. Effective treatment for spinal disorders,
  6. Stiffness in back 
  7. spinal disc problem.
  8. Lumbago (low back ache)
  9. Sciatica.

Procedure of Kati Vasthi:

Following is the Ayurveda procedure to Kati Basti and adapted in Ayulife to treat the patients:
Kati Vasthi

  1. The patient is asked to lie face down on the bed.
  2. Medicated oil is rubbed  locally around the lumbo-sacral region.
  3. Then, an oil reservoir is made of black gram dough.
  4. To ensure leak-proofness the dough is pasted with water on the body.
  5. Slowly Lukewarm medicinal oil around 200-300ml is slowly poured into it.
  6. When this cools down it is squeezed out and replaced with more warm one.
  7. It is retained there for a particular period of time.
  8. This is repeated couple of times during the whole procedure.
  9. At  the end of the procedure the dough is removed.
  10.  A gentle massage is given over the area. The person is made to take rest for a while.

Benefits of Kati Vasthi:

  1. Kati Vasthi alleviates lower back conditions like Lumber Spondylosis, Inter vertebral disc prolapses, Lumbago (low back ache), and Sciatica.
  2. Alleviates numbness due to Sciatic nerve compression.
  3. Strengthens back muscles which maintain normal curvature of the spine the bone tissues.
  4. Effective treatment for any type of back pain & spinal disorders, stiffness and other back concerns related to spinal disc problems.
  5. Increases the circulation in the region & highly effective in inflammatory conditions.
  6. Strengthens the joints, muscles and soft tissues around Painful area.
  7. Enables to go back to work and  daily activities.

Kati Vasthi can be taken as a preventive treatment also. It helps avoid problems related to back and keeps your spine healthy. As medicated oil gets deeply absorbed into the skin it both nourishes and strengthens the muscles and nerves. This is the one of the best treatment for healthy bone, muscle, vertebrae, spine, and nerves of lower back.