THE CONCEPT OF ‘THALAM’ IN AYURVEDA: AN ANALYTICAL APPROACH

Shripathi Adiga, Ramya Adiga

Abstract


Ayurveda, an incredible part of the ancient Indian civilization and culture, till date, mystifies and fascinates its students through its various concepts and therapeutic virtues. Thalam is one such treatment modality developed by the Vriddha Vaidyas of Kerala by constant observation and rational thinking, where in the medicine is applied on the shallow depression over the head. The selection of the medium and medicament solely depends upon the predominance of the particular dosha and may scale from taila, ghrita to navaneeta, stanya and such others. Having drawn the substratum for the conceptual development from the classics of Ayurveda, it ascertains its applicability and ability in the treatment of jwara, kamala, urdhwaga raktapitta, arditha, shirah shola and several other disorders. This exceptional concept exacts complete comprehension and resolute research.


Keywords


thalam, Ayurveda, head, medicine, bregma

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