Pancha Karma treatment means five treatments those include Vaman, Virechan, Anuvasan Basti, Asthapan Basti and Nasya Karma associated with many other ancillary treatments. All these treatments look very simple. Of course they are simple as they are achieved through the natural path. Obviously they are practiced in many Ayurvedic hospitals. But point to be noted: it is not important just, to perform pancha karma, it is important to eliminate toxin, cure disease, not to create another disease or complication and perform pancha Karma with proper traditional and scientific guidelines. Anuvasan Basti-Matra Basti-Sneha Basti-Snigdha Basti
Anuvasan Basti-Matra Basti-Sneha Basti-Snigdha Basti
Anuvasan Basti is one of the five pancha karma treatments and two types of basti. Anuvasn basti with the other one (i.e. Asthapan basti) is considered to be the half of the total Pancha karma treatment. Basically it is an oil or ghee enema treatment where medicine is introduced through anus. It is snigdha, soumya, i.e. nourishing by nature. This Anuvasan basti is a very safe treatment. Vitiated Vata dosha is managed and settled through Basti treatment. This treatment is indicated in case of all types of nerve diseases and joint disorders like paralysis, motor neuron disease(MND), parkinsonism, sciatica, rheumatism, arthritis, PID, spondylosis etc. Other than these abdominal discomfort, gout, seminal disease, bowel insufficiency, kidney stone, amenorrhoea can be managed by basti treatment. We practice Anuvasan basti at Astang Ayurveda Hospital. This Anuvasana Basti has many synonyms like Anuvasan Basti-Matra Basti-Sneha Basti-Snigdha Basti.
Written by: Dr A P Nayak