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Shiro dhara

ayurvedic medicine

Shiro dhara is a unique massage from kerala in which a steady stream of medicated oil is poured on the forehead in a peculiar pattern. It is a part of panchakarma treatment in ayurveda.

It is the treatment where by the lukewarm medicated oil is made to flow in a slow constitend rate over the forehead for a particular duration mostly over the glabellar region. A thin strip of cloth (varthi) is tied around the head just above the eyebrows. The medicated oil is heated till it becomes lukewarm. This lukewarm oil is poured in to the dhara vessel placed above the forehead of the individual. Medicated oil is then made to flow in a continuous and constant stream over the starting over the glabellar region. The medicated oil flows from the forehead to the scalp and hair which is accompanied by a gentle relaxing massage. It is an effective therapy for mental relaxation and cures insomnia, anxiety, paralysis and hyper tension. The benefits of Shiro dhara are improves vision and hearing capacity. It slows down aging, calms mind and strengthen physical cistitution .This treatment is good for mental relaxation, sleep disturbance, headaches, hair problems and skin diseases. The duration of the treatment varies from 30 to 40 minutes as per the individual condition. This treatment is mainly done in a course for 7 days, 14 days etc. depending on the condition of the patient, physician give direction. Ksheerabala tailam, asananeladi taolam, balaguluchyadi tailam, chandanadi tailam etc. are some of the medicated oils used for shiro dhara. According to the condition of the patient, doctor fix medicated oil for the treatment.

The origin of Ayurveda is in India. Kerala place an important role in Ayurveda treatment in India. In Kerala, Ayursopanam Healthcare, Thrissur providing a major contribution to Ayurveda treatments. One of the specialty of Ayursopanam Healthcare, Thrissur is, Shiro dhara treatment is providing in the best quality and in a traditional way and it is the best treatment center in Thrissur for Shiro dhara. In Ayursopanam Healthcare, Thrissur, Shiro dhara treatment is done by well trained therapist. In Ayursopanam Healthcare, Thrissur, Shiro dhara is prepared under the supervision of Ayursopanam physicians for maintaining the quality and tradition of the treatment.

Dr Mark Macleod Charles Sturt University Australia

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