Ageing is inevitable. It is a natural phenomenon and an intrinsic feature of life. As we age the body undergoes several physiological changes. Increasing age is associated with various illnesses including high blood pressure, diabetes, bone diseases, memory problems, etc. Ageing people also tend to show poor mental health which is of great concern. Disturbed mental health along with memory problems also increases risk of falls and injuries. Since ageing also reduces the strength of bone and makes them brittle, fractures at an old age are more difficult to treat.
Ayurvedic Classics believe that human body is meant to be shatayushi (live for 100 years) provided one follows the right daily regimens (Din Charyas) that include Abhayanga (Ayurvedic Body Massage), Diet and exercise. Failure to follow a healthy lifestyle leads to development of lifestyle disorders, the risk of which increases with age.
Ayurveda presents following therapies for maintaining good health among elderly and manage some age-associated illnesses
Padabhyanga is beneficial several health problems that arise with increasing age. Padabhyanga is effective in reducing aches and pain in lower extremities, relaxing body and mind and also in improving vision.
Ageing increases the risk of suffering bone diseases such as arthritis, osteoporosis or spine diseases. Kati Basti helps to strengthen the musculature and lubricate the joint.
JanuBasti is mainly used in pain management in conditions such as osteoarthritis of knee joints, osteoporosis, and arthritis of knee joints and chronic pain of the knee joints.