Uro Basti is a specialized Ayurvedic therapy used to treat various disorders related to the chest region such as Heart Conditions, Respiratory disorders, Asthma, Heavy Smokers, Breathlessness, etc.
“Uro” means Chest region and “vasti” means “that which holds”. Uro Vasti is a procedure in which the specified medicated oil is retained for a stipulated period in the Chest area by creating a wall using black gram flour. It is done by one or two qualified therapists to the specific area of the Chest region with the help of medicated oil prescribed by an Ayurvedic consultant in a systematic way
- Helps to reduce breathlessness
- Relieves chest congestion
- Improves inhalation and exhalation
- Strengthens cardiac muscles
30 TO 35 MIN
The treatment duration depends on the consulting physician and the severity of the condition.
Treatment Course Duration
7 days, 14 days
The treatment course duration depends on the consulting physician and the severity of the condition.
Mode of Action of Uro Vasti
The therapeutic action of Uro Vasti depends on
- The pharmacological Action of the selected medicine.
- The snehana (oleation) effect
- The swedana (sudation) affect
- The maintained temperature during the procedure
The chest is the region of the body located between the neck and the abdominals. This anatomical region helps protect some of the major internal organs of the body, such as the heart and lungs
When the treatment procedure starts the first organ which will be in contact with the medicine is the skin. Skin is a large, highly complex organ and structurally integrated organ system and the component of the skin are cutaneous membranes associated with hairs, nails, and exocrine glands, the cutaneous membrane has two components, superficial epithelium or epidermis and the underlying connective tissue of the dermis.
The quality of the skin is supported by an extensive network of blood vessels, and sensory receptors that monitor touch, pressure, temperature, and pain. Our body is made up of different types of cells, and each cell membrane is made up of phospholipids, lipid-soluble substances that can easily cross the cell membrane because of this the base of the medicine that we use is in lipid form (medicated oils).
When the procedure starts, medicated oil crosses the cell membrane through the skin, and the functions of phospholipids will increase and act as a carrier for various cellular elements or impurities which are responsible for the formation of diseases,
The lukewarm oil will increase the temperature to more than 2 to 3 in the localized area, by which vasodilatation will happen and the blood circulation will increase. The supply of oxygen and necessary nutrition materials is increased through this and the free radicals which are responsible for the disease are removed in the process that helps remove the congestion of the lungs and reduce the breathlessness.
This therapy produces a sedative effect because of the pharmacological action of the medicine used such as anti-inflammatory action, analgesic action, muscle relaxant, decongestant activity, etc., and acts as a counter-irritant which is the thermal stimulus and may affect the pain sensation.
It also induces muscle relaxation and increases the efficiency of muscle activity as the increased blood supply ensures the optimum condition for muscle contraction because of its therapeutic action of the medicine and procedure.
- Chronic Heart Conditions
- Respiratory disorders
- Heavy Smokers