Kadee Vasthy Treatment in Ayurveda is very effective for various ailments of lower back and spine. The treatment involves application of specially prepared warm medicated oil over the lower back or other parts of the spine for a certain period. The treatment helps in all types of back pain, sciatica, spondylosis, muscle pain around back bone and disc prolapse and spinal dislocations.
The treatment helps to increase the blood circulation, strengthens muscle and connective tissues and lubricates the joints keeping them flexible and pain free. It also strengthens the back muscles helping to maintain normal curvature of the spine. The treatment nourishes the nerves, according relief from pain and numbness.
The patient is asked to lie face down on the massage table. A dough made of the black gram powder or wheat powder is used to make a circular or rectangular boundary in the lumbo-sacral area. Specially prepared lukewarm medicated oil is poured and retained for some time in this reservoir. On cooling, the oil is squeezed using cotton and more warm oil is poured in it. This procedure is repeated for 30 to 40 minutes based upon the patient’s condition. The affected area is then massaged for proper absorption of the medicine.
Some of the preventive measures that need to be undertaken: