Basti (Oil Enema)

Oil enemas are a central part of Ayurveda, in fact there are over 100 specific oil enemas listed in the ancient medical texts. Specially selected and prepared oils are gentle inserted into the rectum and allowed to absorb over time. Ideally the oil should be kept in for several hours, preferably over night.

The oils find their way through the colon and absorb all sorts of oxidants and toxins along the way. Oil enemas offer an effective and gentle alternative way to cleanse and detox the colon.

Indications : people suffering from hemorrhoids (or other conditions that may contraindicate colonic irrigation), elderly clients or anyone who finds colonic irrigation too uncomfortable.

Benefits: Alleviates constipation, distention, sexual disorders, kidney stones, vomiting, backache, neck pain and hyper acidity, sciatica, arthritis, rheumatism, and gout.

Contraindications: Oil enemas should not be given to persons suffering from chronic indigestion, bleeding from rectum, coughs, breathlessness, diarrhea, diabetes, severe anemia, people over the age of 75 or to children under 7.

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