Migraine Treatment in Ayurvedic
Migraine | What is Migraine headache?
Migraine is the second most common type of primary headache after tension headache. It is a headache with throbbing pain that is usually worse on one side of the head. It affects children as well as adults. Before puberty, boys and girls are affected equally. But after puberty, more women than men are affected. The male and female ratio will be approximately 6:18.
- What is migraine headache?
- What causes migraine?
- What are its triggers and symptoms?
What is its treatment?
This headache is associated with the bad gastro intestinal status. A case of hyperacidity, peptic ulcer may have headache. The headache exaggerates on empty stomach. It subsides after taking food, or committing a vomit.
This disease is very well managed by Ayurveda medicine and Ayurveda Panchakarma treatment at Astang Ayurveda in Bhubaneswar. Most of these patients, now a days prefer Ayurveda medicine to modern medicine. Ayurveda medicine has least after effects. It gives a sustainable relief to the patient. Ayurveda helps non-recurrence of migraine. Also the hangover of in take of medicine does not exist. Also there are numbers of home remedies for its treatment.
What Causes Migraine?
The exact cause of migraines is still not well understood. But the problem is considered to be neurological (related to the nervous system). It is believed that brain chemicals, blood vessels, and nerves of the brain are involved.
Ayurveda divides the reasons into physical, mental and social. After all it is a psychosomatic disorder.
The physical causes:
Dry and rough (zero fat) food- Exaggerates the Vata dosh.
Excessive food- It creates Kapha that joins with the Vata.
Frequent food- It is the reason of Mandagni, that diminishes the Jatharagni (Digestion power). Loss of digestion power helps in the fermentation of food. It creates wind, that is Vata.
Monsoon- Monsoon is the season of Vata prakopa. During this time the vata is escalated physiologically. And Vata is behind all pain.
Dew- Dew helps accumulation of Kapha and aggravation of vata.
Impaired Sex habit- Excessive or wrong practice of sex causes dhatu kshaya (Tissue degeneration), in turn vata exaggeration.
Holding urgency- Holding urgency of flatus, stool, urine, sneezing, thirst, hunger, sleep, cough, breathing, yawning, tear, vomit and siemens causes lots of problem. The Wind formed and accumulated inside goes up and gives the patient a miserable headache.
Restless hard work- It affects the performance. It makes the brain cell fatigue.
Excessive exercise- Excessive of everything causes damage to our body and mind. So as the hard exercise.
The aggravated Vata along with Kapha or alone covers the prone area of head and cause migraine.
The mental causes:
The mental causes include stress, strain, anger, zealousness, lying, cheating, ego etc.
The social causes:
Similarly the social causes of the same disease includes lack of tolerance, lack of cooperation with neighbors, colleagues and interaction with family members.
Migraine-Symptoms -Signs-Triggers | Signs and symptoms of Migraine
Migraine-Symptoms are many in number. Throbbing pain is the most prominent feature of migraine headache. Another typical feature of migraine is that it occurs on one side of the head near the temples, forehead, and eyes. It makes the patient very sensitive to light, sound, or mild exertion, such as climbing the stairs.
Most of the time migraine is associated with nausea, vomiting, or vision problems. An aura for about 20 minutes to an hour before the pain may be experienced. The patient may see flashing lights, wavy lines or dots, may have blurry vision or blind spots. This is classic migraine. Severe pain can be disabling, forcing people to miss work or other activities.
Migraine is triggered by flashing light; anxiety and stress, lack of food and sleep, sun, hormonal changes, headache food like oily and spicy food, Junk food, caffeine, genetics and environment.
Migraine Treatment Migraine Ayurvedic Treatment| Treatment for Migraine
Migraine Ayurvedic Treatment is an interesting subject. Migraine is associated with acidity. The patient complains of headache with nausea on exposure to exertion and heat that subsides after vomiting. It suggests “the association of acid peptic disease with migraine should be taken into consideration during Migraine treatment”.
Kulung Ayurveda suggests avoiding all the reasons behind a migraine headache. All the trigger factors like flashing light; anxiety and stress, lack of food and sleep, sun, hormonal changes, headache food like oily and spicy food, Junk food, caffeine, genetics and environment should be avoided. The patient is advised not to hold, instead to clear up all the urgency of flatus, stool, urine, sneezing, thirst, hunger, sleep, cough, breath, yawn, tear, vomit, semen. Patient should have control over anger, jealous, greediness, misery, worry etc.
An organized life style will give a migraine free life.
Ayurveda suggests to have control over Traya Upastmbha (three sub pillar of life) i.e. food, sleep and sex. The treatments performed in Astang Ayurveda for the cure of migraine are as follows.
- Abhyanga, Murdha taila (Siro Basti), Siro Dhara, Vamana, Virechana, Nasya, Anuloma viloma pranayama.
- Vata shamaka and vatanulomaka medicine, but no analgesic.
- Amlapitta (hyper acidity) treatment with medicine of migraine.
At Kulung Ayurveda we provide both indoor and out door treatment for Migraine with internal Ayurvedic medicine and Ayurveda pancha karma treatment.