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Published: 2022-01-17


PG Scholar (Swasthavritta)



Background: In the midst of fast paced modern competitive life, everyone is affected by stress in some way. Stress affects body, mind and behavior in many ways and everyone experiences stress differently. It adversely affects a wide range of health condition and may cause several diseases. These diseases can be prevented by stress management. Concepts of Ayurveda, Yoga, meditation and a balanced diet may play an important role in relieving stress effectively. Shiropichu is one of the most active treatments to reduce stress. Aim: To study the preventive approach through Shiropichu for stress management. Materials & Methods:  There is a rising prevalence pattern of stress disorders in society. Ayurveda is a holistic system of medicine with its concern for prevention & management of stress along with promotion of mental health. Shiropichu is a procedure of application of drug on the Shiro (head). Shiropichu is one of the four types of Murdhni Tailam. Observation: The effect of Shiropichu procedure appears to produce a relaxation response. Shiropichu increases the circulation by amending the brain circulation. Shiropichu has a relaxing and cooling effect on the brain and the whole nervous system and hence releases the stress and anxiety stagnant in the brain. It strengthens the mind and body.  Conclusion: People are dealing with variety of stress and are working hard to get rid of them. It can provide a good work life balance; an individual can achieve better health, wellness and greater job satisfaction. 

Keywords: Murdhni Tailam, Prevalence, Prevention, Shiropichu, Stress, Yoga.



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Prajakta Bhaktraj Bhelawe. (2022). SHIROPICHU: PREVENTIVE APPROACH FOR STRESS MANAGEMENT: A CRITICAL REVIEW. Ayurline: International Journal of Research in Indian Medicine, 6(01). Retrieved from