Shirodhara using medicated herbal decoction is called kashayadhara. For this purpose different types of herbal decoctions can be used depending on the condition. At first, suitable oil for the head and body are applied and a gentle massage is done on the body. Then the patient is laid on his back to get the flow of the oil on the forehead. This is continued for 45 minutes and at the same time a gentle massage is done on the body. After finishing the dhara the patient is allowed to take rest for a few minutes and then a hot water bath is given on the body and special medicated water is used for head bath.
Mode of action
The medicaments applied on the head get absorbed through the scalp and hair follicles. These medicines will act on the body and head according to the disease condition. The gentle movement of the flow on the forehead helps for relaxation and imparts good sleep.
- For all types of nervous degenerations
- For different types of headaches.
- For diseases due to old age etc