Shirovasti is for the treatment of ear issues and Vata-based damage to the cranial nerves. For this, a leather sleeve placed on the shaven head of the patient is fixed in place with kneaded dough, and oil is poured continuously into it.
Treats - Migraine, Depression, Eye Disease, Ear Disease, Hair Fall, Speech Disease, Mental Retardation, Anxiety, Insomnia, Paralysis.
Method – In a Shirovasti treatment, a bandage is tied and a cylindrical cap is secured around the head. The medicated oil, warmed to body temperature, is poured into the cap and allowed to soak into the scalp. This oil is a mixture of gingely oil, castor oil, ghee, common milk, and various herb extracts; these are boiled in order to extract their full medicinal properties.
Benefits – Shirovasti is a great therapy for treating paralysis, insomnia, and depression. It is also useful for dryness of nostrils, mouth and throat, severe headaches, burning sensation of head, eye diseases, diseases of cranial nerves and hair fall. It is also helpful to improve memory and vision.