There Are Some Tips Of Dhara Treatment
This is a specialized therapeutic measure for inducing sleep and reducing high blood pressure. A sloping table is specially designed for this therapy three feet high, one and half feet wide and six feet long. It has a shallow space at the top for resting the head comfortably. The body below the neck is kept raised to prevent liquids poured over the head from coming down and soiling the body. Under the head rest, there is a hole made to drain out the liquid poured over the head.
The patient should lie over this tale with his face upwards. The pot with the medicated liquid iskept handing over the head of the patient. This liquid should be gradually poured into the jar and it should drip slowly over the forehead between the eyebrows (Fig.2). Depending upon the nature of the ailment, this process continues for about half an hour. About thireteen such sittings, one each day, are given in one course of treatment. These courses are repeated after a gap of about fifteen days.
The liquid used for dhara treatment is usually medicted oild prepared by boiling oil (gingelly or coconut) with brahmi, amalaki, and so forth. For these two ailments, namely, high blood pressure and sleeplessness, buttermilk is very useful. Cow’s milk is boiled with the decoction of amalaki and it is allowed to ferment. From out of this curd, buttermilk is prepared. After filtering, it is kept in the jar and is made to drip gradually over the forehead. Sevral other medicated recipes are indicated for different stages of these ailments. These therapies are so effective that at times a patient who earlier could not sleep at all for months together, often sleeps quietly on the table during the therapy.
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