“Ksheera” means milk and “dhoomam” means smoke. Ksheera Dhoomam is an ayurvedic treatment procedure in which patient is treated with the dhooma or steam coming from the heated herbal milk through a tube.
Indications for Ksheera Dhooma
- Bronchial asthma
- Upper and lower respiratory tract disorders
- Facial paralysis
- Weakness of the muscles
- Dry Skin
- Speech disorders
- Nervous Disorders
- Stiffness of muscles and joints
Ayurvedic physician carefully evaluates the prakruti, vikruti and dosha imbalance of the patient before prescribing herbs to be used for ksheera dhooma. Milk is prepared using herbs and heated till steam comes out of it. Steam is directed over the target area through a tube while taking care of skin. The procedure is performed for one to seven days or as advised by the ayurvedic physician.