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Dhara

Dhara or Sirassekam is also a special treatment practiced in Kerala. 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.The patient will be lying on the Dharapathi and the fluid flows out of a hole in a vessel hung at a prescribed height. The fluid is selected on a diagnosis of the patient's ailment.
    Indications of Thakradhara are premature graying of hair, fatigue, headache, lack of vitality, rheumatic complaints, diabetes, dislocation of joints, anorexia, dyspepsia, diseases of eye, ear, nose and throat. Sthanyadhara is indicated in Hyperpyrexia. Tailadhara is done for sinusitis, headache and paralysis. e.g. Bell's Palsy, Hemiplegia etc.