Chakra basti is a traditional Ayurvedic treatment that is beneficial if you have bowel syndrome, flatulence, poor appetite,constipation, abdominal pain and other stomach problems. The word Chakra basti originates from Sanskrit where Chakra means wheel and Basti refer to a container. Chakra Basti is also called nabhi basti, because it is applied to the umbilical region. Nabhi the umbilicus is considered as marma in Ayurveda. Marma (vital point) is an anatomical area where arteries, tendons, flesh, veins, bones and joints meet to form the location of life. Anatomical areas where structures pulsate and where the pain exists on pressing can be named as marma.Acharya Sushrutha said there are 107 marmas in the body. Nabhi marma is the vital center where 72,000 nadis (the subtle energy pathways) converge
An Ayurvedic physician selects the type of medicated oil or ghee to be used in therapy after accessing the body constitution and dosha imbalance of client. The client is made to lie over back. A dough is prepared out of black gram flour or whole wheat flour. It is then made into a small ring of 4 to 6 inches in diameter and placed over the umbilical area. The edges are glued to the skin using a small amount of water. The chakra basti is performed by filling the hot medicated ghee or oil in this dam either by gently pouring and changing the oil or ghee to keep it warm. The procedure does both local oleation and sudation simultaneously.
* Acts on solar plexus thus balance the digestive fire
* Strengthen the power of digestion and absorption
* Facilitates the release of deep seated emotions
* Balances the nervous system
* Increases immunity
* Nourishes and rebuilds your energy centres.
THERAPEUTIC INDICATION :-
* Irritable bowel syndrome
* Poor appetite
* Abdominal pain and discomfort
* Dryness all over body.