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 +======= Administration of Basti - Herbal Enema =======
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 +[[administration]] of [[basti]]
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 +If you intend to self-[[administer]] [[basti]], the following [[guideline]]s have been suggested:
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 +• Best [[time]]s for [[basti]] are in the early [[morning]] or [[evening]] ([[vata time]]s). ​
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 +• The [[stomach]] should be [[empty]]; wait at least [[three]] hours after [[eating]]. ​
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 +• Make sure the [[environment]] is [[warm]], comfortable and [[clean]]. An area where you can lie [[down]] near a [[toilet]] is best. 
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 +• Materials [[need]]ed include an [[enema bag]] or [[enema syringe]], measuring [[cup]], [[hot plate]] or stove, [[oil]] and/or [[herb]]al substance, and towels.
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 +[[basti]] is often [[administer]]ed in two [[stage]]s: an [[oil]] [[stage]] and a [[decoction]] [[stage]]. In the first [[stage]], five [[ounce]]s of [[warm]] [[sesame oil]] is introduced into the [[rectum]] and retained for ten minutes. Then, without expelling the [[oil]], an [[emulsion]] of [[oil]] and an [[herbal tea]] is introduced and retained for thirty minutes. This mixture consists of five [[ounce]]s of [[sesame oil]] together with [[sixteen ounces]] of a [[tea]] made from [[herb]]s [[steep]]ed in [[hot water]] and then [[strain]]ed and [[cool]]ed to [[body temperature]] or [[slight]]ly [[warm]]er.
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 +The [[enema bag]] may be suspended [[three]] [[feet]] above your [[position]]. After filling the bag with the appropriate [[fluid]], allow all the [[air]] to be expelled from the tube. Lie on the left side, left [[leg]] extended and right [[knee]] flexed. [[Lubricate]] the tip of the [[syringe]] with [[oil]] or [[ghee]]. [[Clean]] and [[lubricate]] the [[anal]] [[orifice]] with [[oil]] and check that there are no [[hemorrhoid]]s,​ [[fissure]]s,​ or [[fistula]]s. Carefully and [[slow]]ly insert the tip into the [[rectum]] and [[release]] the clip allowing all the [[fluid]] to enter, then remove the tip. Assume a [[hand]]s and [[knee]]s [[position]] and elevate the [[buttocks]],​ thus [[relax]]ing the [[colon]]. Firstly tap the [[colon]] area from the [[sigmoid]],​ through the [[transverse colon]], to the [[ascending colon]] and [[cecum]]. Then periodically [[massage]] the [[colon]] in this counter[[clockwise]] [[motion]].
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 +When [[fluid]] has been retained for the appropriate length of [[time]] (15 minutes minimum to 30 minutes), sit on the [[toilet]] to allow the passage of the [[fluid]] and [[fecal]] [[matter]]. You may wish to wear a [[wp>​sanitary pad]] for a few hours following [[basti]] in case there is some seepage of residual [[oil]]. It can be good to eat an hour or so after a [[basti]], but only when [[hungry]].
  
administration_of_basti.txt · Last modified: 2018/02/26 18:10 (external edit)