Shiro Ksheera Dhara
Shiro Ksheera Dhara is a traditional Ayurvedic treatment that can feel so good, sometimes it is called “bliss therapy!” Shiro ksheera Dhara is performed for psychological disorders and physical illnesses. Shiro means head, Ksheera means medicated milk, and Dhara means continuous pouring of medicaments. Pouring of medicated milk continuously in a rhythmic stream on the forehead for a specific period is called Shiro Ksheera Dhara.
- Migraine headache.
- Burning sensation in the head.
- Memory loss.
The treatment procedure is divided into three parts
- Purva Karma (pre-procedure)
- Pradhana Karma (main Procedure)
- Pashchat Karma (Post Procedure)
Purva Karma (Pre-procedure)
Selection of the patient:
The selection of the patient for this procedure depends on the diagnosis which is done within the Ashta Vidh Pareeksha (eight-fold examination) and Dashavidha Pareeksha (ten-fold examination) which is done by a qualified physician.
Selection of the medicine:
The medicated milk used for Dhara is selected based on the patient’s condition, the Rogi Bala (Strength of the patient), and Roga Bala (severity of the disease).
The person is made to sit on the table mild Abhyanga is done on the head before starting the main procedure, and then advise the patient lies down on the droni, covers the eyes and ears with the help of cotton, and clears the hairs from the forehead by covering with a thin cloth.
Pradhana Karma (Main Procedure)
The patient should lie in a supine position on the droni. A small pillow should be placed under the neck. The Dhara pot should be kept in such a way as to allow a steady flow of the medicated Ksheera.