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Shirovasti

Basically, Shirovasti ayurveda treatment is a very good procedure of Ayurveda which provides great relief. The meaning of Shiro is head and the meaning of Vasti is container. So, Shirovasti treatment is run through the scalp and into the hair. The concept of shirovasti is mainly concerned with the application of specific time period. It is the most intensive, potent external oil application and is a special technique to administer medicated oil on the head. The patient is made to sit upright on a wooden stool and medicated oil is applied on body and head. Then a cap made of flexible leather, open on both sides, is fitted on the head and the prescribed medicated oil, slightly warm, is poured onto the cap. The oil is allowed to remain inside the cap for about 45 minutes or till the manifestation of proper signs of efficient treatment, whichever is earlier, and drained out. Afterwards the head is wiped with a clean dry cotton cloth. Again medicated oil is applied on the body and head and the patient is given body bath in warm water. This treatment is done for maximum seven days and requires equal number of days for preparation and for having the post intensive treatments. It Nourishes the brain and thereby promotes intellect, Reduces Anxiety and Stress, Nourishes the hair roots and makes the hair soft and glossy. Helps in curing various disorders related to the eye, sinusitis migraine and also improves the complexion of the skin. Balances the vata and kapha in the brain and balance between the brain and skull.