It is a method of administering enemas with medicated decoctions, oils, ghee or milk through the anal, urinary or vaginal route. Basti therapy is the best in the business for dealing with Vata related disorders. This treatment method has both preventive and curative perspectives. It is an ultimate remedy for many psycho-somatic diseases. It boosts immunity and promotes longevity. It helps in delaying ageing process, strengthens body and mind, fortifies tissues, cleanses the body of its impurities, acts as best rejuvenator and aphrodisiac and has many more beneficial effects on health. Basti being the best in maintaining the quality and quantity of life is described as ‘Ardha Chikitsa’ or ‘Half of the treatment of all the treatments of the world put together’.
It relieves constipation, distension, chronic fever, cold, sexual disorders, kidney stones, heart pain, backache, sciatica and other pains in the joints. Many other vata disorders such as arthritis, rheumatism, gout, muscle spasms and headaches may also be treated with basti
Types Of Basti Therapy According to action which are Performing At Muktaa Ayurved Panchakamra Clinic
|Types Of Basti||Indication|
|Shodhana basti -||Detoxification|
|Lekhana basti -||Weight Loss, PCOS|
|Bruhan basti -||Weight Gain|
|Matra Basti||Vat Vikar, Irregular menses, piles|
|Vajikaran Basti||Sexual dysfunction problems, Ealry Ejaculations|
|Tikta ksheer Basti||Osteoporosis,Arthritis Spondylosis|
|Krumighna Basti||Abdominal Worm Infections|
|Vrushya Basti||Sexual dysfunction problems , Aphrodisiac|
|Yapan Basti||Improves Bala or Immunity|
Classification based on the type of liquid medicine used (Dravya Bheda)
An enema of medicated oil is given as a pre procedure. This is given after meals. This may even get retained in the body and may even get absorbed, depending upon the need of the body.So the procedure of snehana is done by such kind of oil enema, technically called as Sneha-basti or anuvasana -basti. This basti is also given intermittently during the main procedure when a particular course of basti is advised.
Its an enema of herbs decoction, honey, salt and oil as mentioned earlier. It is to be given empty stomach. It evacuates the bowels immediately.
The person is advised to take warm water bath and then a light meal , preferably with rice. Then again the Sneha Basti can be given on the same day or the second day. There are certain courses of basti described in the texts. Such as:
is course of 8 bastis comprising one sneha basti initially, 3 decoction bastis (technically called Niruha or asthapana basti) alternatively followed by 3 sneha bastis and one sneha basti in the end. A course of 15 or 30 bastis has also been mentioned in the texts.
Introducing medicated oil or herbal decoctions into the intrauterine cavity or up to the crevice.
In this, the site of administration of Basti medicine is Uterus (Garbhashaya) and the Basti is given through the vaginal orifice. This Basti helps in expelling the morbid Doshas from the Garbhashaya or Uterus. This Basti helps in eradicating the morbidity and diseases related to the female uro-genital system.Mutrashaya Gata Vasti
In this, the site of administration of Basti medicine is Mutrashaya (Urinary Bladder) and the Basti is given through the Mutra Marga or Urethra (the opening of the lower end of the muscular tube which is connected to the lower opening of Urinary Bladder and excretes the urine). This is given through the urinary passage or urethra in both men and women. This helps in curing the diseases related to urinary system and genital system.
4th 5th 6th day of menstruation for 3-4 cycles as per patients medical condition
Precautions to be taken during the treatment of Uttarbasti
Drink lot of water to keep urine white - just like water
Urge of urine should neither be ignored nor forced
Avoid sexual activities including masturbation
Avoid unnecessary catheterization or instrumentation in the urethra
It’s a O.P.D. procedure to know of Hospitalisation.
A light diet should be taken after bastis for one day and the following activities should he avoided :
40min Session for 10-15days / as directed by Ayurved Physician