What is Greeva Vasti?
One of the major treatments in Ayurveda, Greeva Vasti is the most specialized treatment for neck pain and diseases related to the cervical region (spondylosis/spondylitis). The procedure (Greeva Vasti) involves the retention of warm medicated oil over the neck region for a stipulated period of time. The treatment gives an amazing relief from the pain and stiffness associated with neck muscle pain or cervical spondylosis.
This ayurvedic treatment is recommended when there are indications of:
- Pain and stiffness in the neck muscles
- Cervical spondylitis
- Sore neck muscles
- Headache and giddiness
- Referred pain in hands
- Pain in the joints
- Shoulder pain
- Upper backpains
The procedure of Ayurveda treatment Greeva Vasti :
The patient is made to lie face down on the ayurvedic treatment table (Droni). A leak-proof reservoir made of black gram dough is built upon the neck. Medicated lukewarm oil that alleviates pain and strengthens the bone and joint muscles are poured into the region inside the reservoir in a slow constant and continuous stream of the patient. It is retained there for a particular period of time depending upon the condition of the patient. When the oil on the patient cools down, it is squeezed out with cotton gauze and the procedure is repeated a few times. Later in the procedure, the oil and the dough is removed, then the affected area may be gently massaged with the same oil. The patient is then made to take rest for a short while. The procedure benefits improved circulation in the regions of muscle and connective tissue strength and lubricates the joints and promotes its flexibility. Greeva Vasti Ayurveda treatment alleviates cervical spondylitis, stiff neck muscles, sore muscles, numbness, back pains in the upper back area etc.
Health Benefits of Greeva Vasti Ayurvedic procedure
- Greeva Vasti Reduces pain and inflammation – The treatment helps in reducing pain and inflammation to the muscles at the neck region or the upper back region.
- It Lubricates the cervical joints – The cervical joints get lubricated as the treatment helps in improved circulation of the muscles in the area.
- Greeva Vasti stops the degeneration of cervical joints – The joints of the patient gets lubricated which stops the degeneration of cervical joints.
- The oil nourishes the area of the muscles, bones and nerves of the cervical area – Complete nourishment at the area of the muscles, bones and nerves are seen because of the ayurvedic properties of the oil applied.
- Improves blood circulation of the region – Blood circulation of the neck area will be dramatically improved.
- Removes muscle spasm and rigidity – lessened muscle spasm and rigidity will be seen at the neck
- Reduces the numbness caused due to nerve compression – greeva vasti treats numbness in the neck, because of nerve compression.
With a multitude of healing benefits, Greeva Vasti is one of the most effective Ayurvedic treatment for diseases related to the Cervical region!