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Head/Brain

Brain regulates the function of many organs; hence it is essential for us to take care internal as well as external health of brain.  Apart from routine disease like Headache, hair fall, Migraine,  there are many other complex problems related to Head  like Brain Stroke & Loss of memory.

Shirodhara, Shirolepam, Shirovathi

Head Treatment by Ayurveda, Shirodhara etc

Ayurveda considers that neurological disorders are caused due to imbalance of Vata in body.

When Allopathic treatments when combined with Ayurvedic treatments, neurological treatments respond very well.

The Head treatment focuses on following objectives:-

  • Bringing doshas into balance by correcting the Agni of the nervous tissue.
  • Rejuvenation of Majja dhatu

Following are the treatment types and they help in achieving above objective:

Expected Results from Treatments

  • Reduces the intensity & frequency of any relapse
  • Speedy recovery after  relapses
  • Slows down the progression of the disease
  • Improves the quality of living

Migraine

Its type of headache only but characterized by recurrent attacks of headaches. These headaches may vary from moderate to severe. Typically, the headaches affect one half of the head, are pulsating in nature, and last from two to 72 hours. Associated symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light, sound, or smell.

Some people experience a specific warning ‘aura’ or signs such as weakness in one side of the body, flashing lights, numbness and blind spot in one eye. An aura can mimic the symptoms of stroke and can be extremely frightening, especially for people who never had an aura before.

Migraine

Migraine

The treatment for migraine headaches are completely dependent upon the type of medicine prescribed to prevent the attacks and triggers, how frequently they occur, how long they last and pain relief. It’s always advisable to use a natural remedy for headaches over allopathic drugs.

Treating by Ayurveda :-

Apart from routine diet recommendations there are therapies in the Ayurveda which help curing this stress :-

 

  1. Shirodhara
  2. Shirolepam
  3. Shirovasthi
  4. Nasyam

 


Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease symptoms include muscle rigidity, tremors, and changes in speech and gait. It develops because of aggravation of Vata Dosha in the nerves in the brain. Aggravated Vata Dosha can dry up the nerves with adverse affects. According to western medical views, the loss of dopamine – the nerve transmitter – is one of the main causes of the disease.

Usually Allopathy has hardly effective treatments they just cure the symptoms.

  • Tremors  or shaking of Hands or fingers.
  • But once the patient starts to do something, the tremors will stop.

    parkinson

    parkinson

  • Patient feels stiffness  or rigidity present in muscles.
  • When walking, patient cannot turn at once

 

Decoctions   to balance of Vata Dosha is given; later the decoctions should have nutritious or rejuvenating value.The decoctions contain masha (Undu) – Phaselolusradiatus, Babila – Sidacordifolia etc.

 

Following treatments are also given depending on the patient’s condition.

  • ShiroAbhyangam – Head Massage
  • Shareera Abhyanga (special head and body oil application)
  • Shirodhara (Special flow of oil on 3rd eye)
  • Shiro Vasthi  (Keeping oil over the head with the help of special cap)
  • Nasyam  (drops inhaled through the nose)

Depends on the severity and complications of the disease. If in early stages, disease can be retarded, and symptoms can be controlled.

Minimum period of treatment in order to see improvements should be more than four weeks.


Sleap Apnea

Sleep apnea means disturbed sleep, It is serius sleep  disorder. If there is loud snoring and feel tired after full night’s sleep it indicates, you have sleep apnea.

According to Ayurveda it can be due to Vata and Kapha imbalance.The most common symptoms are:

  • Loud snoring
  • Irritation
  • Mouth breathing
  • Restless sleep
  • Morning headaches
  • Sleepiness
  • Lack of energy
  • Waking up with dry mouth or sore throat
  • Mood changes
  • Decreased interest in sex

Sleap Apnea

Nasyam & Shirodhara – Helps to strengthen the Nervous System and better sleep by balancing  disturbed doshas.

Causes of Sleap Apnea :-

  • Nosal Congestion
  • Obesity
  • Enlarged tonsils
  • Sinusitis
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Smoking

 


Hair Problems

Following are common problems in Hair and all can be best treated with Panchkarma.

  • Dandruff. …
  • Hair Loss. …
  • Dry Hair. …
  • Spit Ends. …
  • Oily/Greasy Hair. …
  • Frizzy Hair. …
  • Dull Hair. …
  • Heat Damaged Hair.

 


Shirodhara

10 shirodhara (535 x 402)

Shirodhara at AyuLife

Shirodhara at AyuLife

Shiro means “head,” and dhara means “dripping oil , The name comes from the Sanskrit words shiro (head) and dhara (flow). Shirodhara is based on the principle of invigorating the mind and bringing oneness in the body.

Shirodhara is a Ayurveda therapy that involves gently pouring liquids over the forehead or third eye and is considered as one of the best  Panchakarma procedure.

Continuous pouring of decoction oil over the forehead (the ‘third eye’) and allowing it to flow over the scalp, using a special instrument dhara-yantra.

Shirodhara usually typically takes 40 minutes, but  best results can be achieved  achieved by first doing Snehana or Abhyangam, ie slow application of herbal oil to the body. This soothes the body and mind, preparing you to receive the healing.The head will be coated in oil during this treatment.

Shirodhara helps to calm the nervous system. In this procedure  special oil that has qualities to balance the mind and body. Shirodhara oils contain herbs such as ashwagandha, brahmi/gotu kola, and bhringaraj. Shirodhara Oil is a nice blend of these herbs and also includes shatavari and skullcap. The type of oil tos be used depends upon the Tridosha to be balanced. Treatment is quite useful for mental stress, anxiety, eye diseases, graying of hair, neurological disorders, memory loss, insomnia.

To get the best results from therapy, please avoid using mobile phone  for  watching texts/video etc for half hour. And it’s best to keep the head covered for a half hour with the old towel or cloth etc . If you can wait, wash your hair the next day.


Shirolepam 

9 shirolepamShirolepam means Shiro Head and Leapm means applying the herbal paste

Shirolepam (Thalam) is a treatment process in which herbal paste is applied over the scalp, and retain for 45 minutes.  It is a simple, effective in neurological and psychic disorders, insomina and certain types of skin disorders, premature greying and hair-falling.

  • Promotes nerve stimulation.
  • Relieves stress and anxiety.
  • Cures dandruff, hairfall,premature graying of hair and hair loss.
  • Effective in hypertension management.
  • Effective in migraine headache.

 

 


Shirovasthi

4 shirovasthi

Shirovasthi AyuLife

Shirovasthi AyuLife

The meaning of Shiro – head and the meaning of Vasti – container. Shirovasti is a procedure in which oil is held in the container over the head for specific time period.

At Ayulife,  we use  leather hat and  oil is poured from the top in such a way that oil does not spill or comes out of hat.  Oil can be held for certian time in the hat. Basically, this procedure is used for treating brain diseases, head problems and neurological issues like depression, chronic headache, migraine as well as headache. This is good for recurring headaches.

Benefits of Shirovasthi

  • It nourishes the Brain.
  • Helps to bring mental calmness.
  • Nourishes the hair root and make the hair soft & glossy.
  • Helps to cure various eye disorders, Sinusitis etc.
  • Improves Complexion.
  • Stimulates the marma point in head

Shirovasthi is the procedure where in the medicated oil is retained on the head for a prescribed period. This oil weight presses certain Merma points like Acupuncture therapy and help in relieving the pain. The quantity of oil put in the head is almost half litre through a special hat.

 


Nasyam

Nose is an easy entrance to the head. Medicine is poured into the nostrils for inhalation. This cleanses accumulated toxins in the head and neck region.

Nasyam

Nasyam

The nose is the doorway to the brain and it is also the doorway to consciousness. The nasal administration of medication is called nasya. An excess of bodily humors accumulated in the sinus, throat, nose or head areas is eliminated by means of the nearest possible opening, the nose.

Prana, life force as nerve energy, enters the body through the breath taken in through the nose. Prana is in the brain and maintains sensory and motor functions. Prana also governs mental activities, memory, concentration and intellectual activities. Deranged prana creates defective functioning of all these activities and produces headaches, convulsions, loss of memory and reduced sensory perception. Thus nasal administration, nasya, is indicated for prana disorders, sinus congestion, migraine headaches, convulsions and certain eye and ear problems.

 


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< PS : Results may vary from person to person based on his/her body type and combination of doshas >