Ayurveda has been carefully nurtured in Kerala for more than a thousand years. From specialised treatments to prescribed diets, it is an integral part of our culture. Ayurveda is a way of life to us and not simply a method to cure ailments. The Ayurveda practitioner aims at the holistic growth of the patient instead of focusing on a single issue. This ensures long term health benefits and stabilises the body. Shirodhara or Moordhanyadhara is a treatment to cure ailments like headache, fatigue, insomnia, nervousness and stress with herbal oil. It is performed as part of the Poorvakarma practices prior to the Panchakarma Treatment in Ayurveda.