Kativasti is a highly effective treatment for back pain and spinal disorders in which warm medicated oil is retained inside an herbal paste boundary over the lower back. First the patient is made to lie face down on the Droni table. A rectangular or circular reservoir made of black gram dough is built up on the lower back,around the lumbo-sacral area.
After ensuring that this is leak-proof, lukewarm medicinal oil is slowly poured into it. The oil and the receptacle are kept on for about half an hour. During that period the oil is kept warm. After that the oil and the dough are both removed and the affected area may be gently massaged with the same oil.The diseases which cure kativasti are Chronic and acute backaches,Prolapsed disc Lumbar Spondylosis, Osteoporosis, Sciatica etc.
The treatment helps to increase the blood circulation
Strengthens muscle and connective tissues
Lubricates the joints keeping them flexible and pain free
It stimulates and nourishes nerves relieving pain and numbness
Also it strengthens back muscles which maintain normal curvature of the spine