Janu Basti : Panchkarma Therapy for Knee pain

Janu Basti : Panchkarma Therapy for Knee pain

By Richa Garg  on: 08 March 2019
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Janu Basti

The Knee joint is one of the most crucial joint in human body which is bearing whole body weight and stressed while uphill climbing or stair climbing.
Thus it’s important to ensure that it is in perfect condition.
An early sign like crackling voice is the best stage to reverse Knee damage. Later on, Swelling, Stiffness, Pain, Redness, Burning sensation may happen as a result of negligence.

Introduction :

 

 

In Ayurveda –Janu Basti is a therapy Recommended for Knee pain.
The term Janu Basti is derived from two words
Janu Means – Knee
Basti Means – to Hold
There is medicated warm oil that’s retained on the Knee joint surface to nourish the joint and reduces Inflammation.

Procedure of Therapy:

• The person is made to lie on his back on massage table.
• Janu Basti Yantra (a Ring like structure) is being fixed on knee with the help of gram flour dough.
• After ensuring the ring is leak-proof the lukewarm medicated oil or herbal decoction is slowly poured into it and a gentle massage is given by Therapist with thumb.
• When oil cools down, it is again replaced with warm oil and the process is being repeated again and again.
• At the end of the process the ring is removed gently and affected area may be gently massaged including thighs and lower legs and the person is advised to take rest for a short while.
• Janu Basti can be clubbed with other therapies like Patra Pind Swedan , Matra Basti or Churan Pind Swedan depending upon personal requirement .

Duration of Therapy: 30-40 minutes for Janu Basti , duration may increase if the therapy is clubbed with some other therapy mentioned above.
Continue for 7 days to 14 days depending on vikruti.

Benefits of Janu Basti :

• Relieves pain in the Knee joints.
• Relieves stiffness in the Knee Joint.
• Relieves swelling and inflammation in the Knee joint.
• Brings lightness and a sense of health in the Knee and legs.
• Improves Movements of the Knee joints and enable us to move and work freely.
• Strengthens the Knee joints and the related structures soothes the nerves supplying the knee joints and the surrounding muscles.
• Enhance blood supply to the Knee joints and soft tissues around to nourish it well.
In other words, it rejuvenates knee joint.

Indications :

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• Osteoarthritis ( Sandhigat Vata ) of Knee Joints .
• Arthritis of Knee Joint.
• Chronic Pain in Knee due to some old Injury.
• Sports Persons can take this therapy for prevention
• A person who starts running or jogging in later years of life is susceptible for knee injuries. For strengthening of knee joint this therapy can be taken.

Probable Mode of Action:

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Aggravation of Vata element – is the main cause of pain anywhere in boby .This leads to depletion and degeneration of tissues.
And oil is the best medium to pacify Vata element along with herbs and as a result we get all above mentioned benefits of this therapy.

To Sum up : Janu Basti is the most safe and secure procedure for acute or chronic Knee pain without any risk of side effect .
The beauty of the treatment is that it can even be performed on healthy individuals health freaks and sports persons for prevention.
If you have occasional Knee pain or abnormal feeling while Jogging or Playing , You would be having a platform for a more serious problem .
If you have sedentary life style, If you are Overweight or Obese or having family history of Osteoarthritis then you can choose this Therapy as prevention along with other Measures. It can be taken Occasionally, Say once / twice a month.

So whenever knee is seeking attention-  Think Janu Basti .

Disclaimer:

All the Information provided here is only for the purpose of education and awareness. It is not intended to Diagnose, or treats anything. Always consult registered practitioner to get the right advice.


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