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Chikitsaa Prakaara: S`hirodhaaraa

Prakaara Paribhaashaa:

  • Pouring continuous stream of oil or any other medicated liquid over the head is termed as S`hirodhaaraa.


  • The procedure should be done during morning, between 7 to 10 am. (When the sunrays are not very powerful). 

Poorvakarma (Prerequisites):

Patient preparation:

  • Shaving the head if possible.
  • Abhyanga


  • The patient should lie in supine position on the Dron`i.
  • The flow should be from a height of 4 Angula above the patient’s head.
  • The flow should be over the midpoint of the forehead.
  • The flow should be of steady.
  • Simultaneously gentle massage should be applied over the head.
  • The maximum time of this procedure should be 20-25 minutes. 


  • The scalp and hairs should be cleaned with lukewarm water.
  • Vachaa Choorn`a should be sprinkledover thehead and the hair.
  • The patient should take rest for a while.
  • The patient should be advised to avoid any physical or mental exertion for some time.

Last updated on April 30th, 2021 at 06:25 am

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