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Janu Vasti: Ayurvedic Knee Pain Treatment

Janu Vasti is one of the most effective treatments in relieving acute or chronic pain and rejuvenating knee pain and joint.

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Pradeep Chamaria
Pradeep Chamaria
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INDIA: Knee joint pain is a very common ailment nowadays. Common knee problems include sprained or strained ligaments, cartilage tears, tendonitis, and arthritis. According to doctors, knee pain can be caused due to heavy physical activity, injuries such as sprains or strains, sitting in a constrained area or sitting on knees for a prolonged period, etc.

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Janu Vasti

Ayurvedic therapies are unique in the management of any pain of the Knee, and Janu Vasti is one of the most effective treatments in relieving acute or chronic pain and rejuvenating the knee joint. It’s a long-term remedy and relieves stiffness and pain by strengthening the muscles, joints and the surrounding soft tissues thereby providing improvement in the circulation and enabling the patient to resuming back to their daily activities and work.

Janu Vasti, Photo Credits: Pradeep Chamaria
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Janu vasti is part of panchakarma in Ayurveda treatment. The term Janu Vasti has 2 terms, Janu meaning Knee joint, and Vasti means to hold (compartment which holds).

A simple and effective treatment for people with knee pain and stiffness caused due to osteoarthritis, old age, knee injury, etc., Janu Vasti is a treatment in which warm medicated oils are poured and pooled for a fixed duration of time in a compartment built around the knee joint / joints.

Janu Vasti, Photo Credits: Pradeep Chamaria
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After the oil and the circular compartment are removed, normally a hot fomentation through hot water bottles or some other heating form is recommended. This gives an astonishing relief.

Janu Vasti, Photo Credits: Pradeep Chamaria

This treatment is advised for 5 to 7 days as per the requirements of the patient for complete relief. It works wonders and is a magical treatment for relief from the pain and stiffness associated with knee pain.

Janu Vasti, Photo Credits: Pradeep Chamaria

In simple words, we can say that Janu Vasti is a pain-relieving oil-pooling treatment conducted for knee pain caused due to many causes.

Fomentation During Janu Vasti, Photo Credits: Pradeep Chamaria

Janu Vasti is highly beneficial for:  

Pain relief,

Relaxation of muscles,

Knee fluid problem,

Osteoarthritis of knee joint,

Iliotibial band syndrome,

Osgood-Schlatter Disease,

Patello-femoral pain syndrome (Chondromalacia patellae),

Loose bodies in the knee joint,

Runner’s knee,

Knee injuries like ACL (Anterior cruciate ligament), MCL, and LCL,

Torn Meniscus,

Knee Bursitis,

Patellar tendonitis,

Untreated Old (chronic) knee injury,

Sprained ligaments,

Cartilage tears.

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