Vasthy is of two types.
This process is indicated in Vata disorders. The main seat of the Vata dosha is Pakwashaya (large intestine); therefore Vasti, the medicated oil enema, is the main therapy for all Vata disorders such as constipation, neurological ailments, paralysis, flatulence, lower backache, and rheumatism.
The results nourish and the body tissues, strengthen their activities, restore and strengthen the body’s immunity. This is very nutritive while removing accumulated toxins from the colon.
b) Kashaya Vasti
This therapy is normally done after a course of Sneha Vasti. This is a cleansing enema where a combination of honey, oil, herbal paste, herbal decoction, etc. is administered as per the patient’s condition. This therapy eliminates Vata and helps to treat disorders such as arthritis, constipation, neurological ailments, paralysis, lower back pain, and rheumatism.
Application of medicated oils and juices though nose for healing the ailments of the nose, throat, sinus and head. The face, shoulders and chest are massaged with specific herbal oil and made to perspire. After this process, the area around the nose, chest, palms and foot are massaged vigorously. This Ayurvedic therapy can provide an effective remedy for congestion, allergies, sinusitis, headaches, migraine and other nasal infections. This treatment is highly effective for headaches, sinusitis, migraine and rhinitis. Nasya improves health and beauty of face also.
This is a method to remove the excess toxins in the blood. Blood letting is done by use of leach, suckers, and pricking by needles. This highly effective in chronic skin ailments, rheumatoid arthritis etc.