Ayurvedic Enema: A Natural Therapy to Manage Constipation, Acidity, & Gastric Problems
Ayurvedic enemas are performed using oil or herbal decoctions to cleanse the colon and eliminate unwanted waste material from the body. It is one of the most effective detox therapies to treat Gastric Problems such as constipation, acidity and gas. Ayurvedic enemas are also used to remove excess Vata Dosha from the body and in used in treatment of several conditions including Back Pain, Weight Loss, Arthritis, etc.
What are the Types of Ayurvedic Enemas?
The Ayurvedic enemas are known as Sneha Basti and Kashaya basti that use oil and decoctions respectively to make the enemas.
Sneha Basti : In Sneha basti a specific amount of oil is selected by the doctor depending on the age, disease and various other factors. Usually sneha basti is administered after having food and the ideal time to give sneha basti is in the afternoon soon after lunch.
Kashaya Basti : In Kashaya basti honey, rocksalt, medicated oils, powders and a large amount of decoction is mixed in a special way and the preparation is administered usually in the morning on empty stomach.
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How does an Ayurvedic Enema Cause Colon Cleansing?
Basti procedure begins with administration of medicated ghee in increasing doses for 3 to 5 days. The dose and the duration for which ghee is taken vary in every patient. You need to visit the doctor for some observation as requested during which doctor decides the right time to give the enema. The oils reach the colon through enema, lubricate and nourish lower gastrointestinal tract (large intestine) and cleanse the colon rejuvenating its function. In case of Kashaya basti the active ingredients of the decoction are absorbed in the colon which inturn facilitate the loosening and easy elimination of all toxins attached to the inner layers of the colon.
Benefits of Ayurvedic Enemas
- Increases appetite
- Clears bowels
- Eliminates constipation
- Reduces hyperacidity
- Removes unwanted toxins
- Reduced ama vata
- Removes vata vitiation
- Helps in Weight Loss
What is the Role of Ayurvedic Enemas in Weight Loss Programmes?
An Ayurvedic Weight Loss programme includes therapies like Udvartanam, which is a special herbal massage. The deep strokes used in Udvartanam mobilise the stubborn fat, which needs to be removed out from the body. Ayurvedic enemas play a major role in removing the melted fat out from the body. Along with the melted fat, the Ayurvedic enemas also eliminate unwanted toxins, excess vatas and waste material from the body. Thus, Ayurvedic enemas form an integral part of Ayurvedic Weight Loss programmes.
Who should not take Ayurvedic Enemas?
Although Ayurvedic enema is the best colon cleansing method with several benefits, it is contraindicated in some conditions. It is best to avoid colon cleanse with Ayurvedic enemas if you are suffering from one or more conditions listed below,
- Rectal bleeding
- Severe anaemia
What is the Cost of Ayurvedic Enemas?
The type and duration of Ayurvedic enemas is decided based on the age, condition and some more factors for the patient. The cost of Ayurvedic enemas therefore varies for each individual and can be discussed with the doctor during consultation.