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Physio-Anatomical Exploration of Sirobasti in Management of Neurological disorders.

Shrimali Dipakkumar Jayantkumar and Harish Chandra

Journal Title:International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Neurological disorders are medically defined as disorders that affect the brain as well as the nerves found throughout the human body and the spinal cord. There are more than 600 diseases which can be categorised within this heading and the rate of occurrence of these diseases is increasing day by day. The treatment aspect of these diseases of modern medical science has their own limitations, but in Ayurveda, Panchakarma therapy treats these diseases very effectively. Sirobasti is a one of the therapeutic measures of Panchakarma therapy which is used to treat neurological disorders. The word "Basti" is used here to indicate, "to retain or to hold", thus in Sirobasti the oil is made to retain on the scalp for a prescribed time. The symptoms of vitiated Vata can be observed in neurological disorders. In Sirobasti Karma, used drug is absorbed through the venous system and reach up to the neuron level and rearranges its structural damage by rearranging Vata by its Snigdhadi Guna. Thus Sirobasti is the procedure which can act on neuron level and can treat neurological disorders without any side effect and by minimal expense in view of non availability of suitable treatment modalities in the modern system of medicine.