Shirodhara for Hairloss

The most common problem faced by people all over the world is hair loss. Hair loss can be attributed to a hectic and stressful lifestyle. Excess consumption of junk food and an intake of diet which is devoid of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients also cause hair loss. According to Ayurveda, the presence of excess Pitta dosha or toxins in the body can also cause hair loss. The causes of Pitta dosha can be classified as follows:

  • Excessive intake of coffee, tea and alcohol

  • Consumption of meat

  • Consumption of Oily food items, Fried food and Spicy food

  • Excess smoking

  • Intake of excessive medicines

  • Anemia

  • Over exposure to sunlight

  • Low circulation of blood

  • Stress

  • Anxiety

  • Chronic Diseases

  • Presence of dandruff in the hair

  • Presence of lice

  • Imbalance of hormones

According to Ayurveda, the important factors that help to determine hair loss are:

  • Body type

  • Balance of the constitution of the mind-body

People with excess Pitta Dosha face the problem of hair loss. The Ayurvedic treatment includes a natural therapeutic method of treatment which helps to combat the problem of hair loss. The experts at Jeevana one of the best Kerala Ayurvedic center in Pune are of the opinion that the hair loss can be controlled through a comprehensive Ayurvedic treatment that combines yoga, meditation, medicated oil, herbs, aromatherapy, breathing and a balanced diet.

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Shirodhara for Hair Loss

In Ayurvedic treatment Shirodhara which is a purification therapy is considered to be the most unique. Shirodhara is derived from Sanskrit where shiro means headand dhara means flow. This therapy which is a part of Panchakarma involves the complete cleansing of the body and eliminating the toxins present by gently pouring medicated liquids over the forehead.

Treatment Procedure

The Shirodhara treatment usually follows Abhyanga. The liquids that are used in this treatment mainly depend on for the type of treatment it is being used. The liquids that are used include rosewater, saffron, coconut water or plain water; black sesame oil, herbal oil, medicated milk and butter milk. The person is made to lie down. A thread of warm herbal liquids is poured over the client’s forehead because all the body nerves meet at the charka point between the eyebrows on the forehead. With the help of a metallic pot or mud pot which is suspended about 10 cm above the head of the client, the lukewarm medicated oil is poured continuously exactly on the middle spot of the forehead of the client for a specific period. The therapeutic oil rhythmically runs through the scalp and into the hair. The warm pressure and flow of oil helps you to completely rejuvenate and relax. To maintain the rhythmic and continuous flow of oil over your entire forehead, the practitioner rotates the dhara pot. The medicated oil that runs from your head is collected in bowls. It is poured back into the pot before being returned to the pot to ensure a continuous flow and later the oil is massaged into your scalp and hair. Towards the end of the treatment a moist towel is used to wrap around the person’s body and is ideally left for a few hours and then the hair is shampooed out.

Treatment Time: The Shirodhara treatment is administered for about 35 to 60 minutes in a day. The total treatment is for a period of around 7 to 14 days.

Regular Shirodhara increases the circulation of blood and helps to remove the doshas in the body and maintain body balance. In this way it effectively helps to treat hair loss and also promote hair growth. It also makes your hair soft and luxurious.

Original Article : http://jeevana.in/2014/12/10/shirodhara-hair-loss/
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