BENEFITS OF SHIRODHARA IN MANAGEMENT OF INSOMNIA (ANIDRA)
Dr. Prerna Sarode* and Dr. Anil Pansambal
In present era, change in lifestyle and several environmental and social distress are significantly influencing stress levels. Chronic stress leads to lack of sleep that is called Insomnia. It can be correlated as Anidra. If Insomnia not treated properly in early stage it may lead to other psychosomatic disorders. Ayurveda has a light of hope for this condition by correcting the basic pathology in the form of Shirodhara therapy. It is a process of gentle pouring of medicated liquids upon the forehead. Shirodhara rejuvenates the nervous system, promotes deep relaxation, relieves fatigue and reinvigorates the body and mind. It relieves stress, worry and excessive thought and enhances proper sleep. This paper focuses review on Shirodhara, an ayurvedic therapy and its role in the management of Insomnia (Anidra)
Keywords: Shirodhara, Insomnia, Anidra.
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