Shirodhara is an ancient Ayurvedic therapy. Warm oil (or other liquid) pours in a continuous stream over the forehead or ‘ajnamarma’, an area where nerves are highly concentrated. The pressure of the oil onto the forehead creates a vibration. The oil saturates the forehead and scalp and penetrates into the nervous system. Shirodhara can help relieve symptoms of anxiety, stress, fatigue and hypertension. It relieves tension, worry, fear and headache as well as depression. It regulates mood and gives feelings of pleasure and relaxation. Shirodhara reduces excess vatadosha which is the primary dosha out of balance in PTSD.

Shirodara Benefits in:
  • Headaches of various types like cluster headaches, migraines, tension headaches, headache originating at the temples, using herbal oils or milk infused with herbs
  • Burning sensation in the head
  • Consequences of head injuries
  • Hemiplegia or paralysis
  • To control vitiated Vatadosha
  • Diseases of Vata origin, mainly degenerative diseases
  • Diseases of Pitta origin, mainly inflammatory diseases
  • Dryness of the head region
  • For healthy and long hair
  • For itching of the scalp
  • Premature greying of the hair
  • Low level of vitality or ojas
  • Cracked lips
  • Heart disease
  • Agni mandhya or sluggish metabolism
  • Certain diseases of the ear
  • Certain diseases of the eye
  • Psoriasis like skin lesions
  • Loss of memory and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Diabetic neuropathy (as an adjunct with other treatments)
  • Proper neuro-muscular coordination
  • To delay aging
  • Graying of the hair
  • Headache
  • Indigestion
  • Burning of the hands and feet
  • Disorders of the eye, ear and nose, related to Pitta and Kapha aggravation
  • Skin diseases of psychosomatic origin, as in psoriasis
  • Hair loss
  • Pitta imbalance
  • For rejuvenation in summer and hot climates
  • Insanity of Pitta origin (as a supplemental therapy)
  • Giddiness
  • Sleeplessness due to aggravated Pitta
  • Fever of Pitta origin

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