According to Ayurveda, panchakarma are techniques to eliminate toxic elements from the body.

Kati basti is performed on the back from where the sciatic nerve originates. Kati basti is useful in relieving the pain and inflammation. For Kati basti, a professional doctor may ask the patient to lie on the abdomen. Prepare a wheat flour dough and make a dam with the dough in four in circle over the sciatic area on the back which is inflamed and painful. These whear flour dams should be able to homd warm medicated oil without leaking.