Stress is the feeling of being under too
much mental or emotional pressure.
Stressed person is an unhealthy person.
Stress is directly connected with mental state.
Stress is particularly relevant to psychiatric
illness and frequently part of diagnostic criteria
for specific disorders.
Stress may affect in conception.
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Female is under pressure to work
continue to work during her menses
lead to inability to handle stress, creating anxiety
nervousness, depression, insomnia, psychological
leading to hormonal and reproductive complications
that affects conception.
Chronic stress may cause lack of libido as well as a
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Regular menstruation with ovulation is
important for conception.
Kshetra- a normal uterus with
no structural or functional is required
AmbuNutrition is important .It
is of uterus, male & female
reproductive systems & mind.
Beej Both male & female beej
should be healthy. For sperms, the
quality is more important than
quantity. Ovum should be capable for
all these components work in harmony before conception
and their functioning depends upon the mental state of
both female and male.
Stress free mind positively affects all these four
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Shiro means head + Dhara means stream
Shirodhara is oil dripping treatment
on forehead for specific duration.
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Abhyanga & Swedan:
Whole body massage with oil. This lubricates
the body, open up pours and loosen up the
Person is made to lie down on a wooden
table (Taila-Droni) that his/her head is in an
elevated position above which a clay pot is
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A cloth dipped in herbal oil is
kept on the forehead of a person.
Then medicated Liquid is dropped
for an hour every day slowly in
too n fro motion i.e. like a
Pendulum on the forehead of the
patient. The movement of
Dharapatra is controlled by the
and is poured on whole forehead.
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Takra dhara uses takra that is prepared
with the curd of cow’s milk.
Kshira dhara uses cow’s milk mixed with
some medicinal herbs such as Sida cord folia
or Asparagus rasemosus.
Taila dhara uses medicated oil. Different
liquids are used depending on the conditions
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RAJA AND TAMA
ACTION OF SHIRODHARA
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Stress can affect the part of brain (hypothalamus)
were pituitary gland is located that regulates
Recent research tells that stress boosts level of stress
hormones, which inhibit the release of the body’s
main hormone,GnRH (gonadotropin releasing
hormone)which is responsible for the release of sex
Subsequently this may suppress ovulation in women,
reduce sperm count in men and lower libido in both
men and women. Stress reduction induces
functioning of pituitary and hence secretions of
hormones are also affected.
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Shirodhara helps to avoid emotional
exertion. Thus before conception,
healthcare needs primarily reproductive
management, nutritional knowledge and
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The bottom line here is to manage the stress
while optimizing fertility.
Thus Shirodhara helps to reduce the stress
which will positively affect the conception.
Normalcy of psychology or happiness of
couple is most important for conception.
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