Role of Shirodhara As an Antihypertensive - A Case Study


Hypertension, Shirodhara, Adnya Chakra, Sthapani Marma, Pineal Gland

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Batwe, A. (2021). Role of Shirodhara As an Antihypertensive - A Case Study. Ayurlog: National Journal of Research in Ayurved Science, 9(03).


Hypertension is the commonest lifestyle disorder in both developed & developing countries. It is one of the important risk factors for Cardiovascular mortality. The burden of hypertension increases with age, and among individuals aged ≥60, hypertension prevalence is 65.4%. Hypertension is one among the most common public health issue. But there is no direct reference of Hypertension in Ayurveda. So, it can be correlated with Raktagata vata, Vata prakopa or Rakta Vriddhi, etc. Based on Lakshanas can be said that it is a Vata prakopa along with involvement of kapha, pitta doshas and rakta dhatu. In Ayurveda, Shirodhara is very effective in Vata Shamana. Shirodhara involves the rhythmic & consistent flow of lukewarm medicated oils on the forehead. This stimulates the Chakra point just above & between the eyebrows & creates a blissful sensation. Shirodhara has positive effect on neurotransmitter, as it works on Adnya chakra, Sthapani Marma & Pineal Gland.
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