Janu Sandhi means the knee joint. Janu Basti includes pouring specially prepared warm herbal oil over the knee.
Protect Your Knees With Janu Basti
Janu Basti literally translates to “hold on knee joint”. In this naturopathy treatment, a cabin is constructed around the knee joint with wet black gram flour. The constructed compartment around the knee joint is filled with medicated oils and is let to sit for a stipulated period of time. The medicated oils seep through the skin and nourish the knee joints beneath. The medicated oils lubricate the joints and relax them. The oil administered in Janu Basti is warm and giving the patient a soothing and relaxing sensation. Once the oil cools down, the oils are removed using a spoon or cotton from the constructed black gram cabin and are filled again with another set of warm medicated oil. The temperature of the oil is maintained constant all through this therapeutic session.
How Does Janu Basti Actually Work On Your Body?
- The person needs to lie on his back on the massage table (Droni).
- Reservoir made of black gram dough is placed on the Knee Joint. The dough ring should be placed so that it covers the knee joint.
- After verifying the ring is leakproof, then the lukewarm medicated oil or herbal medication oil is slowly poured into it. When that cools down, it is squeezed out with cotton gauze and the procedure is again repeated.
- At last, the ring is removed and the affected area is gently massaged. The person is then made to take rest for a short time.
- The medicated oils decrease the inflammation around the knee joint. It moisturise the rigid knee joints and makes your motion painless.
- It protects the cartilages of the knees. Cartilages are the soft firm connective tissues in the knee that are responsible for movements in the knees. Damage to the knee cartilages causes inflammation, muscle stiffness and pain.
- Janu basti improves blood flow.
Advantages Of Janu Basti
- Janu basti is very beneficial for people suffering from chronic pain , osteoarthritis , arthritis and knee issues.
- It is a very effective treatment for people suffering from sport injury.
- Accumulation of toxins in the body inhibits the smooth functioning of doshas. This balances your health.
- It relieves the symptoms like Pain, Rigidity, and sounds in the joints. Restores the lubricating fluid in the joint and maintains integrity of the structures involved in the joint.