Shiro vasti is a part of panchakarma treatment in ayurveda. ‘Shira’referse to head, thus shiro vasti is the procedure where medicated oil is retained on the head for a particular period of time. A leather sleeve of about 6 to 8 inches height is placed on the patients head and sealed in to position with help of the paste of black gram powder or wheat powder. The medicated oil is heated till it becomes lukewarm. This lukewarm medicated oil is then poured slowly in a constant and continuous stream in to the space inside the leather sleeve placed on the head. It is then allowed to be retained for a particular period of time. The oil is soured up and heated till it becomes lukewarm and is poured back again. This soaking up and warming of the medicated oil is done through out the whole procedure as and when the poured medicated oil becomes cold. This treatment helps in treating paralysis, depression, anxiety and insomnia. The therapy have proven some benefits in treating facial paralysis, excess hair loss, lubricating nostrils and throat. It improves texture of hair and promotes its growth. This treatment is used for diseases related to brain and neurological, migraine, head ache, depression. The duration of the procedure varies from individual to individual depending up on the conditions. Generally it takes 40 to 60 minutes. The course of the treatment is depend up on the instructions from the physician like 7 days 14 days etc. Dhanwandaram tailam, shudhabala tailam, ksheera bala tailam, bringamalakadi tailam etc. are some of the medicated oils used for shiro vasti. The conditions of the patient is consider while choosing the ayurvedic 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 vasti treatment is providing in the best quality and in a traditional way and it is the best treatment center in Thrissur for Shiro vasti. In Ayursopanam Healthcare, Thrissur, Shiro vasti treatment is done by well trained therapist. In Ayursopanam Healthcare, Thrissur, Shiro vasti is prepared under the supervision of Ayursopanam physicians for maintaining the quality and tradition of the treatment.