Ayurvedic Sneh Vasti Treatment (Enema Therapy)
The Patient should take light food, then oil massage and bath are given. Soon after he should be laid on a comfortable cot neither too high nor too low, on his left side, folding his right thigh and extending the other. The enema nozzle as well as the anus are lubricated with oil. The instrument is then filled with the medicated oil and introduced into the rectum in the following manner. It should be pressed without shaking hands in the direction of the vertebral column, neither too fast nor too slow, neither with great nor with low force in just one attempt. After this administration of the sneha (medicated oil) the person should lie down facing upward extending the entire body with a pillow under his heels. Then he should be given massage of abdomen, hands and feet. Oil should be smeared all over the body so that the sneha does not come out early. In normal case the enema liquid will go out after one or two hours. If the sneha returns properly at the right time the patient should fast at night and can take breakfast the next day morning.
Benefits of Sneh Vasti Treatment
- It Expels the doshas rapidly and easily from the body and nourishes the body.