Januvasti is a beneficial Ayurvedic treatment for chronic knee pain, stiffness, inflammation and injury. The treatment involves retaining pain relieving, warm ayurvedic oils over the affected area for a duration of time using gram flour, followed by gentle massage or Abhyanga. The ayurvedic oils and medicines for the treatment will be selected based on the patient and the condition.It can be used for the treatment of various musculoskeletal disorders like osteoporosis, tendonitis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ligament tear etc.
Knee problems are caused by the imbalance of Vata dosha. Janu Vasti supports to counteract the cold and dry conditions created by the imbalance of doshas.For Kapha dominant individuals, it is performed in the morning, while for Pitta dominant individuals, it is done in the noon; in the evening, for Vata dominant individuals.
Janu vasti can be administered even in healthy individuals and forms an important part of prophylactic knee care.