Kathivasti is an Ayurvedic therapy specifically used for treating chronic pain conditions in the lower back area, such as lumbago. Here are the key details about Kathivasti:
Procedure: Kathivasti involves the application of a ring made of herbal dough on the lower back region. The ring is created to form a container or reservoir. Warm medicated oil is poured into this reservoir and allowed to stay for a certain period. The therapist periodically tops up the warm oil during the treatment to maintain its temperature and effectiveness.
Duration: Kathivasti treatment typically lasts for around 60 minutes. The exact duration may vary depending on the individual’s condition and the recommendation of the Ayurvedic therapist.
Therapist: Kathivasti treatment is administered by a trained Ayurvedic therapist who specializes in this therapy. The therapist prepares the herbal dough, shapes it into a ring, fills it with warm oil, and applies it to the lower back area. They also ensure the continuous flow of warm oil and monitor the treatment process.
Benefits: Kathivasti is primarily used to address inflammation, back pain, and spinal problems, especially in the lower back region. The application of warm medicated oil helps to alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, improve circulation, and nourish the affected area. It provides localized therapy and targeted support to the lower back region.