Snehavasti is an oil or ghee enema which is very useful in
lubricating the colon.
It is also the main therapy for all, vaatha disorders such as constipation, neurological ailments, sever back ache gout, rheumatic complaints, arthritis complaints /vadha dhosam.
Vasti refers to enema which is administration of medication through anal route. The enema should stay in the patients body for about 1 – 2 hours for proper completion. It causes colonic detoxifications and helps to flush out all the toxins in the lower body.
The patient should be laid on a comfortable cot on his left side folding his right thigh and extending the other. The instrument is filled with medicated oil and introduced into the rectum.
It should be passed without shaking hands in the direction of vertebral column, neither too fast nor too slow. After this administration the patient should be down facing upward extending the entire body with a pillow under his/her heels. Then he should be given massage of abdomen hands & feet. If oil comes before 30 Minutes, repeat the vasti. Massage the abdomen in a counter clockwise direction to move the oil deeper into the intestinal tract. After holding the oil enema for more than 30 minutes or one hour, evacuate or empty the bowel content in the toilet. If oil does not comes out means that was absorbed into the tract.