Migraine and its cure with Ayurveda
What does modern science say about the Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment of Migraines?
The exact cause of migraines is unknown, but they are thought to be the result of temporary changes in the chemicals, nerves, and blood vessels in the brain. Around half of all migraine sufferers also have a close relative who suffers from the condition, implying that genes may play a role.
- Pulsating headache, often on one side
- Sensitivity to light, noise, and odours
- Pulsating and recurrent pain
- Feeling cold or sweaty
- Blurred vision
- Stuffy nose
- Sleep patterns shift: Some people can get migraines from not sleeping enough or sleeping too much.
- Physical aspects: Migraines can be triggered by intense physical exertion, including sexual activity.
- Foods: Aged cheeses, as well as salty and processed foods, alcohol, peanuts may cause migraines. Meal skipping could have the same effect.
- Stress: Migraines can be brought on by stress at work or at home.
- Changes in female hormones: Many women experience headaches when their oestrogen levels fluctuate, such as before or during menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause. Hormonal medications, such as oral contraceptives, can aggravate migraines as well.
Are Migraines Curable?
According to modern medicine, there is no cure for migraines. However, medications can help prevent or stop them, as well as keep your symptoms from worsening. You can also avoid things that make your migraines worse. Lifestyle changes such as stress reduction and good sleep habits can also help.
Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment according to Ayurveda
Ayurveda makes mention of Migraine is known as Suryavartha soola, where Surya means Sun and avartha means affliction arises, referring to the aggravation of pain caused by light and heat. However, depending on a person’s individual constitution, the type of migraine headache may differ. The predominant dosha in migraine is pitta, but pitta’s location in the body is the stomach. When vata is aggravated, pitta dosha migrates to the head, causing pain.
Ardhavabhedaka is an Ayurvedic treatment for migraines. Ardhavabhedaka is a type of headache described in Ayurveda in which the patient complains of pain in half of his head – The treatment involves removing Kapha Dosha, which aids in the prevention of Pitta disorders.
Ayurvedic migraine headache treatment includes reducing Kapha Dosha, which aids in the prevention of Kapha and Pitta disorders. To address this issue, Ayurveda takes a more comprehensive approach, addressing both the symptoms and the root cause(s).
Ayurvedic treatment for migraine pain primarily includes:
- Ayurvedic herbs and medications
- Lifestyle changes
- Specific diet
Ayurvedic migraine headache treatment includes reducing Kapha Dosha, which aids in the prevention of Kapha and Pitta disorders. Ayurvedic treatment is not for the disease itself, but rather for the individual’s specific disease condition. Panchakarma (purification) therapies are highly recommended for Migraine treatment. This is done following a thorough Ayurvedic consultation with an Ayurvedic doctor. The doctor customizes the treatment, which may include herbs, therapies, and a diet/lifestyle program.
Why is Panchakarma essential for Migraines?
Toxic materials are deposited in the head during chronic migraines, affecting the function of the various sense organs. This can lead to increased sensitivity to light, sound, odor, and mood swings. Panchakarma aids in the removal of toxins and the strengthening of the nervous system. Special treatments such as Sirodhara, Shiroabhyanga, Sirovasti, Virechana, and others help to nourish the nervous system and thus normalize Vata action.
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