Today’s fast developing world made man mechanical and workaholic. And tha is responsible fragmentation of human personality at several levels.
And so here at our clinic I find so many patients suffering from mental illness. As in such cases Ayurveda has much to offer to treat this highest ranking disorder nowadays.
Here I just discuss a one important aspect of treatment – Shirodhara.
The foremost sign of Mental – Psychiatric disorders are feeling of sadness and loss of interests, loss of concentration, Physical and Mental lethargy, Sleep disturbances, mental retardation, Gastric disturbances, and suicidal intentions.
Shirodhara is a procedure wherein medicated oil, decoction, milk, buttermilk is poured continuously without interruption for a specific period of time.
It is best used in diseases of head and mental illness such as –
- Mental retardation
- Immature falling of hair
- All nervous system disorders
- Scalp Psoriasis
- Skin Diseases
- Pittaj Rog
It is an external therapy and hence there are no chances of any side effects,
Continuous pouring of oil, on head for a specific period of time does practical results in all mental n Psychic disorders.
Continuous pouring medicated oil/milk/buttermilk in a relaxed and comfortable position has a effects which can be near compared to the cradling of a mother to her child. This acts as sedative and soothing effects to the brain and induces mental calmness.
The hyperactive cells are provided lubrication-nutrition and facilitate better working. It also provides activation of cells by its medication –herb effects without irritation and harmful effects. And application of medicines also relieves skin disorder, makes hair strong n lively.
Here recommendation of time, Choice of Herbs and Medication is depends on diseases and on body constitutes of Patients.
But along with proper internal medication, Yoga and counseling, This Panchkarma Shirodhara externally makes very beneficial effects in mental n Psychic disorders.