Janu Vasti or Janu Basti is a specialized ayurvedic treatment to relieve the knee pain caused due to arthritis by strengthening the knee muscles and joints. The treatment is performed by pouring & pooling medicated oils for a fixed duration of time in a compartment constructed around the knee joints using wet flour of black gram.
The person is made to lie on his back on the massage table (Droni).
Reservoir made of black gram dough is built upon the Knee Joint. The dough ring should be such that it covers the knee joint.
After ensuring the ring is leakproof, the lukewarm medicated oil or herbal decoction is slowly poured into it. When that cools down, it is squeezed out with cotton gauze and the procedure is repeated.
At the end of the procedure, the ring is removed and the affected area may be gently massaged The person is then made to take rest for a short while.
Pacifies aggravated Vata dosha in the knee region
Restores the lubricating fluid in the joint and maintain integrity of the structures involved in the joint.
Removes stiffness and pain in Knee joint
Protects knee joints from age related changes
Increases blood circulation; thus strengthens and nourishes the knee joints
Improves the mobility of the knee joints (knee flexion and knee extension)
It is indicated in the following conditions:
Osteoarthritis of knee joints
Arthrosis of knee joints
Chronic pain of the knee joint
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