A unique method of applying oil to the scalp in the form of bahyasneha. A special hat, preferably made of leather, is fixed around the head just above the ear and eyebrow, and the joint between the head and hat is made leak proof. Onto this positioned hat, lukewarm oil is poured and is allowed to remain there for a prescribed time. This therapeutic procedure of retaining oil on the vertex is repeated for a specific time retained there for as long as 30 minutes to 1 hour or as per the instruction of the attending Ayurvedic practitioner.
- The treatment is useful in hair loss and other diseases of head provides thorough relief in several crucial aspects of the body.
- Some of the most important healing effects and crucial usefulness of Shirobasti include treatment of neurological disorders.
- Relief from stress, hypertension or high blood pressure, relief from minor psychic problems, better blood circulation, relief mental lethargy and cloudiness of thought, relief from syndromes of insensitivity, etc.