Kati Basti is a procedure of applying heat to the sacral or lumber region by retaining warm medicated oils, which are specially formed on that area. The term basti here is a misnomer. Basti generally refers to the administration of medicine through the rectal route by using the specially designed basti instrument. However, the Kati basti does not involve any such procedure; rather it is a localised form of swedana procedure using warm oil is used to apply heat.


  • The procedure swedana itself is beneficial in relieving the pain; in addition to this, medicated oil that gets absorbed from the skin has unique therapeutic effects. This procedure is proved to be effective in-
  • painful condition of low back region
  • lumber spondilitis
  • spondylolysthesis
  • disc prolapse
  • ankylosing spondilitis
  • rheumatic arthritis
  • sacroileitis
  • lumbosacral strain