Shirodhara treatment is the most talked and valuable Ayurvedic treatment. The word Shirodhara is formed by two Sanskrit words, ‘shiro’ means head and ‘dhara’ means flow. This ancient therapy involves gently pouring liquids over the forehead or ‘Ajna Marma’, an area where nerves are highly concentrated. Definitely it is one of the most divine rituals to rest and calm the nerves. The liquid used in this therapy depends on the disease which needs to be treated but mostly oil, milk, buttermilk, coconut water and water is used.
This article will give complete knowledge about this healing treatment, so one could know its worthiness.
- Benefits of Shirodhara
It is an effective treatment to sooth nervous system. It relaxes the mind, lowers metabolism and integrates brain function. Certainly when brain is under stress, cerebral circulation is compromised. When liquid is poured on the forehead, it deeply stilled the nervous system. Once brain is calmed down, it regulates its function very efficiently. More nutrition and oxygen reaches the brain through passage. Regular treatment result in better brain function also, more peace and silence to the brain. It improves memory, blood circulation and makes hair healthy.
- Who needs it
Basically, the therapy is useful in everyday life of any person. It distresses the mind and sharpens it. But, there are few diseases which need Shirodhara ayurvedic treatment to heal it rapidly.
First of all anybody dealing with any sort of sleep disorder or Insomnia, can be better assist with Shirodhara. In this, milk is poured along with herbal oil which stimulates the pineal gland and calm down mind.
Hypertension is the other disease which can be treated best through Shirodhara therapy. It has proven effective in increasing energy level, lowering blood pressure and providing overall immune. Also, it is a good remedy for eye diseases, sinusitis, allergy, skin diseases and psoriasis.
- Oil used
Sesame oil is the traditional oil used for Shirodhara therapy. Some other liquids like olive oil, coconut oil, milk; butter milk is used as complementary addition in this therapy. Liquid which is used in this therapy depends on the season and requirement. For instance, coconut oil which is much cooler than other and those who have ‘Pitta dosha’ means anger, this oil is most effective.
With every therapy, there are some precautions need to be taken to avoid any inverse impact. 6 or above months pregnant women should not be given this treatment and also those who have some skin disease on forehead. A person who is dealing with brain tumor, recent neck injury or fever is also not advised to take this therapy.