Main Procedure of Anuvasan Basti

Instruments Syringe of 100cc, gloves, simple rubber catheter no 10 or 12. Preparation of patient Oleation and fomentation (at least of lumbar and lower abdomen) should be done. Patient should be with light breakfast (Charak Samhita Siddhi Stana 3 /15 to 19). Preparation of basti Warm the oil at 40 to 45°C The quantity of oily substance is 1/4th that of substance used for Niruha. In general 60, 120 or 240 ml is given.            It should be always in lukewarm state. Too cold or too hot substances cause many adverse effects. Administration of basti Keep the patient in left lateral position. Fill the syringe with warm oil. Remove the air from syringe as well as from catheter. Lubricate the catheter with the oil and insert through anus very gently. Push the oil with equal speed i.e. neither very slow nor fast. After removing catheter do tadan karma (Tapping) on lumbar or buttock region and ask patient to remain in same position for 5 to 10 minutes. Basti pratyagam kal (Time for getting out sneha dravya, with or without stool) is of 12 hours. If substance is not excreted in 12 hours, wait for 24hrs. If substance is still not excreted and there are no adverse effects then neglect it. But if adverse effects like bulging of abdomen, gas in abdomen, pain or discomfort in abdomen appear then use the following measures: Pessary Purgation with castor oil is given. Fomentation Use of Tikshna Basti- Cow urine or Gomutrasava is used. Advantages of Properly Affecting Anuvasana (Samyakyog) (Charak Samhita Siddhi Stana 1/43) Timely removal of waste products (mala) with oily substances (Charak Samhita Siddhi Stana 1/43) No adverse side effects Provides nutrition for Dhatus Lightness in the body Strength of the body increases Symptoms Suggesting Incomplete Action of Anuvasana Basti (Charak Samhita Siddhi Stana 1/44) Body ache Dryness in the body Nausea Drowsiness Precautions to be taken after Treatment If basti dravyas are excreted in time then light meal is advised. If oily substances are retained in the body without any adverse effects, then patient have to drink lukewarm water treated with dhanyak and shunthi (for proper digestion of oily substances), Light diet is advised. @#cap Admin Ayurveda


Dear Dr.Nitin Goje, Nice work onAnuvasan Basti.
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