Kativasthi is one of the effective and popular Kerala ayurvedic treatments. Kativasthi is a lower back therapy in which Kati means waist and Vasthi implies container to retain something.
In this treatment procedure heat is applied to a specific part of the body by retaining the warm herbal oils. Usually this treatment is used for the efficient treatment of the lower back pain. The patient is made to lie down and then using the back gram or wheat powder a boundary is made in which the warm oil is poured. The oil is replaced with warm oil at regular interval to retain the heat.
This treatment is helpful for lower back problem and also helps in alleviating sciatica and neuronal complaints, Rheumatic arthritis, Osteoporosis etc.
Benefits of the Kativasthi Treatment-
- Helps to lubricate joints
- Reduces inflammation and pain
- Helps to Strengthens bones and muscles
- Improves blood circulation