According to Ayurveda, Sirodhara is the best treatment for diseases of the nervous system and for emotional problems such as chronic depression and anxiety (panic) attacks. It is also recommended for chronic headaches, as well as ear, nose and throat problems, and is especially useful for pain management.

The term “Sirodhara” literally translated means head (Sira) and continuous flow (Dhara). During this treatment there is a constant flow of either specific oils or herbal preparations on the forehead. Medicated oil, medicated butter milk , cows milk or human breast milk are allowed to freely flow over the upper part of the fore head continuously for specific periods This process stimulates the part of the brain known as the pineal gland. Among its other functions, the pineal gland produces serotonin and melatonin. These hormones play an important role in each person’s emotional balance, and melatonin is also known to have an anti-aging quality.