We at Sree Subramania Ayurvedic Nursing Home offer different Ayurvedic treatment by adapting and amending nature in its purest form in order to cure major ailments. Banking on our skilled therapists, we are able to offer rheumatic care (treatments), where we pour medicinal liquid (dhara) to different parts of the body. We practice Shirodhara, Takra Dhara and Ksheera Dhara in order to treat ailments like anxiety, depression, control psoriasis, body pain, muscle spasms and many others.
Some of the Dhara in Ayurveda are:
Thakra Dhara & Ksheera Dhara
Under the genre of Ayurvedic therapy, Dhara has also gained enormous reputation over the past years, which is used in order to treat ailments like chronic headaches, mental tension, hysteria, insanity and many others. Dhara therapy in common parlance means pouring of medicinal liquid to the head and in different parts of the body. During the process, at least two attendants are needed, where one controls the movement of the vessel that contains medicine and the other collects the oil and again pours it to the vessel. It is a continuous process that is practiced for 30 to 40 minutes.
Know about Shirodhara
When dhara (medicinal liquid) is gently poured over the forehead (the ‘third eye’), it is called “Shirodhara”. The word is an amalgamation of the two Sanskrit words Shiras ‘head’ and Dhara ‘flow’. Shirodhara was developed by vaidyas, which are known as the practitioners of Ayurveda in Kerala, and it is used for sukhachikitsa the restorative therapy. This therapy is involved in Panchakarma.
Depending upon the treatment, different liquids including oil, milk, buttermilk, coconut water, or even plain water are used. This therapy is mainly recommended to treat a variety of conditions like allergic rhinitis, graying of hair, eye diseases, neurological disorders, memory loss and many others.
Takra dhara is another type of Ayurvedic treatment, which is mostly similar to Shirodhara. Takra means butter milk. The milk is boiled at the first stage and then medicines and then curd is added, which is kept overnight. It is then churned and shirodhara is prepared.
During this therapy instead of herbal oil, medicated butter milk is continuously poured to the centre of the forehead. The treatment is very much effective to combat migraines problem and other type of specific pitta disorder. It is regarded as cooling and refreshing therapy that has major benefits like improving sensory function, clean the skin, and relive stress and fatigue. The process is continued 7 to 21 days.
This dhara treatment is done with milk (Ksheera) and thus it is called ‘Ksheeradhara’. Under this process cow’s milk or buffalo’s milk is used, where various herbs are added to make the milk completely medicinal. It is regarded as the important therapy among Kerala special Ayurvedic treatments.
If Ksheeradhara done for head alone is called Shirodhara, if for the whole body except the head, it is called as Sarvangadhara. At the first step, medicinal oil is applied on the head then warm medicated milk is poured from a certain height in a rhythmic manner to the specific area and is rubbed into the body to treat the ailment. The therapy is practiced for a period of 7 to 21 days.