Janu Basti, one of the best Ayurvedic therapies for knee pain

Ayurveda is considered to be one of the most holistic body healing treatments in India. It is based on the idea of promoting good health rather than fighting diseases. The primary focus of Ayurveda is based on the belief that maintaining a balance between the mind, body, and spirit is the key to good health. It was developed in India thousands of years ago and is done for combating several health issues.

The knee joint is one of the most crucial joints in the human body which is imperative for carrying out all our day-to-day activities. Thus, it is important to ensure that it is in perfect condition. As a matter of fact, there are a number of factors which cause pain and stiffness in the knees. Some of the major causes include inflammation, degeneration and injury. They often lead to the problems like stiffness, swelling, burning sensation, click sounds and limitation of movements.

Janu Basti is one of the most popular and effective Ayurvedic therapies for acute or chronic knee pain. In other words, it is pain relieving therapy conducted for curing knee pain. Chikittsa Wellness Thane, one of the leading Health care companies highlights that it is best healing treatment for all kind of problems and stiffness associated with knee pain. It offers the best cure for the knee pain related to osteoarthritis and other related painful conditions.

The term Janu Basti is derived from two words- Janu- which means Knee joint and Basti which means to hold. The term Basti or Vasti also stands for the urinary bladder as per the Ayurveda. It offers several benefits like -

· Relieving the pain in the knee joints

· Lessens the stiffness in the knee joint

· Keeps a check on the swelling and inflammation in the knee joint

· Helps in improving the movements of the knee joints

· Makes the knee joints stronger

· Helps in improving the blood supply to the knee joints

Janu Basti treatment involves medicated oils which are poured in a particular part of the knee joint for certain time duration. It also involves the use of wet flour of black gram.

Ramakant Devrukhkar, one of the leading acupuncture specialists states that the most common oils/ ghee used for Janu Basti include — Ksheerabala Tailam, Mahanarayana Tailam, Mahamasha Tailam, Pinda Tailam ,Ashwagandhabalalakshadi Tailam, Sahacharadi Tailam and Tila Taila (sesame oil) etc.

Chikittsa Wellness Group highlights that the treatment of Janu Basti is beneficial for the major knee problems, such as-

· Osteoarthritis of knee joint

· Iliotibial band syndrome

· Osgood-Schlatter Disease

· Patello-femoral pain syndrome (Chondromalacia patellae)

· Loose bodies in the knee joint

· Runner’s knee

· Major Knee injuries like- ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) injury, Torn Meniscus, Knee Bursitis and Patellar tendonitis.

Thus it is highly recommended to undergo Janu Basti treatment in order to heal your incessant knee pains. It is indeed one of the best ‘prevention is better than cure’ mantra.