Sirovasti is very effective treatment for many diseases affecting cranial nerves. This is recommended for neuralgia, hemicrania, optic atrophy, otalgia, and other facial paralysis.
In this treatment, warm medicated oil is kept over the patient's head using a special cap fitted to head.The oil is allowed to stay in the cap for around an hour and the head is wiped off with a towel after the removal of oil.The treatment is continued for seven days, and a full course involves 7 days of preparation and another 7 days of post-treatment procedures as well. The physician will also prescribe a special diet as well as some medicines called kashayams and lehyams (most of the times, if you are coming for specific cases or treatment in hospital set up- special diet and medicines in the form of kashya (decotion), lehya (lickable medicine) or choorna (medicated powder) will be given. After the treatment patients will be given medicines for 1 month or 1 1/2 months or according to the condition of the disease.