Ancient wisdom often holds solutions that exceed time, providing solutions that are both gentle and effective. Takradhara, an Ayurvedic therapy, is one of the practices that has stood still for centuries. Deeply rooted in holistic healing, this practice has gained immense attention for its benefits, especially for children on the ADHD and autism spectrum. Takradhara, originating from the Sanskrit words ‘Takra’ meaning buttermilk and ‘Dhara’ meaning stream, is a therapeutic procedure involving the steady pouring of medicated buttermilk on the forehead.
How does Takradhara work?
Takradhara works on the nerves and blood vessels on the scalp, which in turn enhances the functions of the brain and the nervous system. This procedure utilizes a combination of customized herbal liquids and buttermilk. The mixture is infused with medicinal herbs, hand-picked by the ayurvedic practitioner, known for their calming and rejuvenating properties. The process involves buttermilk, a product of fermented yoghurt because it is a rich source of nutrients and probiotics that can help in promoting overall well-being.
Benefits for Children on the Spectrum
Takradhara has shown promise in improving the well-being of children on the autism spectrum. Let us explore the potential benefits of Takradhara for these children.
- Reducing hyperactivity and impulsivity
By relaxing the nervous system and enhancing the blood circulation to the brain, takradhara can help to calm the overactive and restless mind of children on the spectrum, who may have difficulty focusing, following instructions, and controlling their impulses.
2. Positive mood and a sense of well-being
By soothing the mind and inducing a state of deep relaxation, this practice can promote a positive mood and a sense of well-being among children on the spectrum.
3. Reducing anxiety and stress
Takradhara can help ease the anxiety and stress that children on the spectrum may experience due to various reasons, such as social pressure, academic challenges, sensory overload, and emotional dysregulation.
4. Emotional evolution
Children with autism often have difficulty regulating their emotions. Takradhara’s calming properties can help children manage their emotions more effectively.
5. Enhancing sleep quality
By lowering the cortisol levels and increasing the melatonin levels Takradhara can help improve the sleep quality of children on the spectrum, who may suffer from insomnia, nightmares, or irregular sleep patterns.
6. Enhancing sensory attention
It can help enhance the sensory integration of children on the spectrum, such as touch, sound, light, smell, and taste. By providing a gentle and rhythmic stimulation to the scalp.
In a complicated world where autism and ADHD pose unique challenges for kids, exploring ayurvedic therapies like Takradhara can offer a ray of hope. It can help reduce hyperactivity, anxiety, stress, insomnia, impulsivity, and sensory issues while promoting a positive mood, restful sleep, and better sensory integration.
If you’ve any further questions about this technique, feel free to contact Dr Santhisree Bheesetti at +91 9989759719