Shiro Vasti is a specific ayurveda treatment which is mainly indicated in Vata Rogas (neurological disorders) and Jathrudhwa gata Rogas (Head and Neck and ENT disorders). Shirobasti is a process in which warm medicated oil is made to stay stagnant on the scalp for a specific time in a proper formed frame made up of leather or rexine sheet.
- 1. Paralysis.
- 2. Bells palsy.
- 3. Insomnia.
- 4. Multiple sclerosis.
- 5. Senile Dementia.
- 6. Memory loss.
- 7. Epilepsy.
- 8. Schizophrenia.
- 9. Autism.
- 10. Mental retardation.
- 11. Degenerative cerebellar ataxias.
The mode of action of shiro vasti depends on…
1. Therapeutic effect of shirobasti.
2. Physical effect of shirobasti.
3. Application of heat.
The scalp is formed by five layers, that is skin, Connective tissue, Aponeurosis, Loose areolar layer and Pericrainium. The dense subcutaneous connective tissue has the richest cutaneous blood supply in the body. The base of medicine which is used for Shirobasti is in lipid form. The phospholipids of the cell membrane allows lipid soluble medications to pass through circulation which gives local and systemic therapeutic actions as vasodilatation will increase due to the temperature which is maintained during the course of entire treatment.