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KATI BASTI
The procedure of applying heat to the sacral or lumber region by retaining warm medicated oils, which is in a specially formed on that area, is popularly known by the name KATI BASTI.

The term basti here is a misnomer. Basti generally refers to the administration of medicine through the rectal route by using the specially designed basti instrument.

However, the Kati basti does not involve any such procedure rather this is a localized form of swedana procedure.

As warm oil is used to apply heat, this is considered as a variety of snigdha sweda

Indication

The procedure swedana itself is beneficial in relieving the pain; in addition to this, medicated oil that gets absorbed from the skin has unique therapeutic effects. This procedure is proved to be effective in- painful condition of low back region

  • lumber spondilitis
  • spondylolysthesis
  • disc prolapse
  • ankylosing spondilitis
  • rheumatic arthritis
  • sacroileitis
  • lumbosacral strain