Manyabasti - Greevabasti

Introduction

Manyabasti is a specialized upkarma of Panchakarma treatment used to strengthen the neck muscles and improve the functioning of the cervical vertebrae. This treatment is absolutely safe and gives quick relief to patients who suffer from neck pain, stiffness and spondylitis.

Indication

  • Cervical spondylitis
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck rigidity

Procedure

Manyabasti is carried out by fixing a mould on the neck region, on either side of the vertebral column and around the diseased vertebrae with the help of kneaded black gram dough. This mould is filled with either medicated oil or the medicine prescribed by the physician. It is kept warm or replaced by warm medicines every 5 min, for 40 min. Then the medicine is carefully removed and the area is cleaned thoroughly.

Diet

Before

  • No specific precautions are required except following the instructions for the underlying disease

After

  • There are no specific dietary restrictions after Manyabasti

Benefits

  1. Reduction in cervical pain
  2. Improvement in movement of the cervical (neck) region
  3. Relieves neck stiffness.
  4. Decreased weakness

Caution

Although simple, Janubasti is a highly potent treatment. One must take care that the medicines used are of a tolerable temperature and not too hot.

Careful preparation and post procedural care is a must. All procedural steps must be followed without any shortcuts.