SIRODHARA AS A MANAGEMENT TOOL FOR NEURO-ENDOCRINE AND PSYCHO-SOMATIC DISORDERS – A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW

Devi R Nair, Dip Sunder Sahu, M. M. Rao

Abstract


Sirodhara is a time-tested Ayurvedic management tool for psycho- somatic and neuro-endocrine disorders. Its scope has been extensively utilized in different forms in diverse spectrum of disorders which is psycho-somatic and neuro-endocrine in character. The concept, exploration and administration of Murdha taila was developed with high importance in Keraleeya Panchakarma. In text books of Keraleeya Panchakarma, it is well utilized and thoroughly exploited with different medicinal combinations and procedural variations. It was proposed that when anything is poured upon forehead, the change in energy may create a momentum which will lead to the generation of voltage and nerve impulse generation and conduction may be accelerated. This will eventually increase neuro-transmitter - acetocholine production and decrease the level of cortisone and streamline pathology of endocrine disorders


Keywords


Panchakarma, Sirodhara, psycho-somatic disorders

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