INTRODUCTION: In the midst of a fast-paced competitive lifestyle, everyone is affected by stress in some way. Stress plays an important role on the menstrual cycle which causes negative consequences on the menstrual cycle in females. Menstrual function is disrupted by stress that activates the hypothalamic–pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis; it leads to menstrual cycle alterations. As a result of this activation, menstruation becomes unpleasant, painful. Ayurveda aims at preservation & promotion of health and prevention & cure of diseases through the concepts of positive physical and mental health. Shirodhara is a procedure of gentle pouring of a stream of lukewarm medicated oil or other liquid continuously & steadily on the forehead specifically on the Agneya chakra. AIMS & OBJECTIVES: 1. To analyze the effects of stress on menstrual disorders. 2. To study the efficacy of Shirodhara in stress induced menstrual disorders. MATERIAL & METHODS: Relevant literature is referred from the Samhitas, Sangraha Granthas and contemporary literature along with personal experience. DISCUSSION: People are dealing with a variety of stress and are working hard to get rid of them. A person's mental well-being is essential for effective care of the body. CONCLUSION: Shirodhara is a therapy that rejuvenates the nervous system, releases emotions, opens the subtle channels, and brings bliss throughout the mind and body. This has a calming and relaxing effect on the brain. Shirodhara has a significant effect on a variety of stress-induced menstrual disorders.
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