It eliminates vitiated vata dosha out through the rectum. The treatment involves the introduction of medicinal substances, such as, herbal oils and decoctions in a liquid medium, into the rectum of the person. This is because vata is predominantly located in the colon and bones. Vata disorders can be effectively cured by Basti karma. Common cold, sexual disorders, kidney, backache, pain in the neck region, Retention of urine, Emaciation, Distention of abdomen, Numbness of any par, Intestinal worms, Headaches, Cervical and Lumbar spondylosis, arthritis, osteoporosis, hemiplegia, facial paralysis, constipation, vomiting and hyperacidity can also be cured by Basti karma. If administered properly, Basti karma is an effective treatment that has very few or no side effects on the body.