Kativasthi treatment for back pain and Disc bulge in Kerala

Kativasthi is a popular Ayurvedic treatment in Kerala, in which heat is applied to specific portion of the body by retaining warm medicated oils. A dam of herbal dough is built on the affected area, poured with oil and then left to rest. As a result, it helps in rejuvenating your body by relieving pain, tension and swelling. This Ayurvedic therapy helps to get rid from chronic and acute back pain, prolapsed disc, lumbar spondylitis, sciatica and osteoporosis.

Know the Process of Kativasthi

In this treatment, the patient is preconditioned by applying warm herbal oil on his head. Then, he is made to lie down on a table, with face down position. Black gram paste is thickly applied on the body part (lower back) to retain the oil for long. Fresh warm oil is then filled to a height of 1 to 2 inches and the process continues for around 45 minutes. The therapists replace used oil at regular intervals and examine that the oil heat is constant throughout the process. The heating properties of medicinal oils used in this therapy cleanses the blood, maintains strong muscles and connective tissues.

Benefits of this therapy

Some of the incredible benefits of Kativasthi are given below:

  • Relives sciatica pain
  • Reduces pain in Inter Vertebral Disc Prolapse (IVDP)
  • Stimulates nerves thus relieving pain and numbness
  • Recommended for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, disc bulge and lumbosacral strain.

This prolonged oil treatment is carried for about 2 to 3 weeks, thus reducing nerve compression of the affected areas and relieving the pain of degenerative diseases.