About Janu Vasti

Janu Vasti or Janu Basti is a specialized ayurvedic treatment to relieve the knee pain caused due to arthritis by strengthening the knee muscles and joints. The treatment is performed by pouring & pooling medicated oils for a fixed duration of time in a compartment constructed around the knee joints using wet flour of black gram.

Knee Osteoarthritis

This common form of arthritis usually occurs in one or both knee joints. It is marked by the degeneration of articular cartilage that covers and protects the tibia (shin bone), femur (thigh bone), and patella (knee cap) at the knee joint.

Post-Traumatic Knee Arthritis

This type of arthritis develops after a trauma or injury (post-traumatic or traumatic arthritis) to the knee, such as a bone fracture, meniscus tear, or ligament injury. As a result of the injury, the cartilage cells gradually degenerate. The articular cartilage may detach and decompose into fragments that disrupt normal knee movement and cause pain.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an immune system disease that initially presents itself in people ages 20-50 years. It is caused when the white blood cells that protect the body from infection, bacteria & viruses - start destroying the synovial lining of the joint. When the synovial lining is injured it swells, causing warmth and redness, tenderness, and pain in the knee joint.

Our Procedure

The treatment of Janu Vasti is divided into three steps. It is done for a period of 30-45 minutes per session. The treatment varies from 15-20 days depending on the nature and intensity of the condition.

Purva Karma

This is the pre-treatment procedure and includes thorough examination of the patient and the ailment they are suffering from. After which, the treatment line-up, material & medicines for the procedure are enlisted. All the material for the treatment are collected beforehand.

Pradhan Karma

This is the actual process when the patient is made to lie on their back. The treatment is preferably done in morning and is best done on empty stomach. The knee area is massaged with the oil and then a dough or reservoir is made on the kneecap. Warm medicated oil is then poured and pooled for

Paschat Karma

This is the process of removal of the oil and the flour cabinet. It is then followed by a light massage given using the same oil for 10-15 minutes. This procedure is called Abhyanga. After the completion of the massage, residual oil is cleansed with sterile cloth or cotton dipped in warm water.


Dr. Satinder Singh Nijhawan BAMS; MD (AM), a leading expert in the field of Ayurvedic healing believes that while conventional medicine has been here for many decades and has been providing solutions and cures, it falls short or fails to address the problem of holistically healing the patient successfully.

To bridge the gap between Modern Medicine and Ancient Wisdom, Dr. Nijhawan along with Medstar Hospital & Diet Chemistry have initiated a platform called Sparsh – The healing Touch, where one can seek genuine and reliable information of Alternative and Natural healthcare. While there is a growing awareness globally about the benefits of natural and holistic approach to cure many chronic ailments, Dr. Nijhawan has been practicing Ayurveda for past 30 years.

Sparsh is a specialized center for Janu Vasti Procedure. Here you can expect guided treatment and expert advice on Arthritic knees and how to overcome the pain with natural ayurvedic procedures to bring healing and relief in the world of Bone care, Joint care and Joint Replacements. The center focuses on pain relief, pain management, diet management and lifestyle remodeling for fitness for adults over 40 years of age.

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