It is a method by which herbal oils, medicated milk, buttermilk etc. are permitted to run on the forehead in a distinct method for about 45 minutes in a day for 7 to 21 days. This treatment is for insomnia, vata dominated diseases, mental disorders, neurasthenia, memory loss and certain skin diseases.
In Thakra Dhara, after giving head massage, medicated Buttermilk is poured in a constant flow from a dangling vessel to the forehead and scalp. This is very good in treating scalp problems like dandruff, Psoriasis, hypertension, Diabetes, hair loss and other skin complaints. This gives a very cooling action and causes sleep.
In Siro Dhara, after giving a good head massage, herbal oil is poured in a continuous flow from a dangling vessel to the forehead and scalp. This is very good in relieving worry and anxiety and causes sleep. Keeps hormone balance.
Kizhi treatment is a therapy where heated herbs and medicinal oils are tied in cloth bags and placed on the part to be cured. This is tailed by specific massages, done using the fingers, heel of the hand or palm. The pressure application differs according to the nature of the condition and the spot.
Kizhi is most useful in musculoskeletal disorders (pain, swelling, and stiffness) and Neuro vasculopathy (numbness, loss of sensation, burning sensation, cramps etc.). In Ayurvedic practice, Kizhi is suggested for Arthritis & Rheumatism and extremely useful in low back ache (Muscular & Disc), neck pain (Spondylosis), Muscle pain (Fibromyalgia), Joint pain and problems associated with nerves and blood vessels.
Kizhi is effective for
- Back pain: Back Pain and inflammation due to slipped disc and spondylosis
- Neck Pain : Pain and inflammation due to spondylosis, muscular and ‘thalaneerirakkam’ .
- Shoulder Pain: Severe shoulder pain and shoulder stiffness
- Knee pain: Knee pain, inflammation and stiffness due to bone atrophy, arthritis
- Joint pain: Swelling and pain on fingers, knee, elbow and toe
- Neuro vascular disorders
- Low blood circulation
- Muscle twitching
- Nerve weakness : Nerve pain, twitching, weakness