Vasti is the most effective treatment of Vata disorders. It relieves constipation, distention, chronic fever, cold, sexual disorders, kidney stones, heart pain, backache, sciatica and other pains in the joints. Many other Vata disorders such as arthritis, rheumatism, gout, muscle spasms and headaches may also be treated with vasti.
Types of Vasti
1. Anuvasana (oil enema) is used in pure Vata disorders and when a person is having excess hunger or dryness related to Vata imbalances.
2. Niruha/Asthapana (decoction enema) is used, among other conditions, for evacuation of Vata, nervous diseases, gastro-intestinal Vata conditions, gout, certain fever conditions, unconsciousness, certain urinary conditions, appetite, pain, hyperacidity and heart diseases.
3. Uttara Vasti (through the urethra with men or vagina with women) is used for selected semen and ovulation disorders and for some problems involving painful urination or bladder infections. This is not to be used for someone with diabetes.

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