Kati Vasti: the back pain treatment

A special treatment for chronic back pain that is done by retaining medicated oil in the affected area.

Low Back Pain is a common disease haunting the mankind for many centuries. All of us would have experienced a sore low back of various intensities at some point of our life. Modern day food and lifestyle activities, lowering immunity, frequency and mode of travel, many metabolic diseases like obesity etc, rush and push of life has been increasing the graphical picture and global incidence of low back pain. It is one of the top listed diseases for which the patients visit clinics to seek medical attention.

Ayurveda has the privilege of offering the best remedies for low back pain and related painful conditions. Among all the remedies available for low back pain, Kati Vasti (Kati Basti) is the most popular one. People who have experienced taking Kati Vasti would definitely tell you how they felt at the end of the course! It is not surprising if those undergoing Kati Vasti tell that they had almost forgotten that they had pain in their back! Such is the magic of this treatment.

Thus Kati Vasti means a treatment in which medicated oils are poured and pooled for a fixed duration of time in a compartment or a cabin constructed over the low back area using wet flour of black gram, covering the Lumbo-sacral and Sacro-iliac joints.

In simple words, Kati Vasti is pain relieving oil-pooling treatment conducted for low back pain.