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EFFECT OF SHIRODHARA KARMA IN TENSION TYPE HEADACHE: A CASE STUDY

Gupta Shilpy* and Kumar Vijendra

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The incidence of tension type headache (TTH) in childhood and adolescence is 10-25%. Causes of TTH are stress, anxiety, tiredness, dehydration, bright light, noise, sleep deprivation, bad posture, irregular feeding time etc. In Ayurveda the symptom shool (pain) is mainly because of Vata dosha. Vitiated vata is the trigerring factor for manasik dosha; raja and tama. The Keraliya Panchakarma therapy Shirodhara is indicated in shiroroga like headache, anxiety disorder etc. In the present case report a total 21 day therapy of Shirodhara karma with Jyotishmati tail was carried out along with preparatory procedure of sarvanga abhyanga and swedan with bala tail in an 11 year old boy suffering from frequent episodic tension type headache. Objective and subjective parameters were taken for assessing the efficacy of treatment. Frequency, intensity and duration of headache and use of oral or topical analgesic was assessed and charting was done at the time of registration, day 7th, 14th and after completion of therapy. Encouraging result was observed with significant reduction in symptoms of diseases and general condition of patient also improved.

Keywords: Celastrus paniculatus, Jotishmati taila, Keraliya Panchakarma, Shirahshool, Shirodhara karma, Tension type headache.


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