WHAT IS MIGRAINE
A headache of varying intensity, often accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine headaches are sometimes preceded by warning symptoms. Triggers include hormonal changes, certain food and drink, stress and exercise
TYPES of MIGRAINE
Migraine without aura (formerly called common migraine) Migraine with aura (formerly called classic or complicated migraine) Migraine without headache Migraine with brainstem aura (formerly called basilar-type migraine) Hemiplegic migraine (a subtype of migraine with aura) Retinal migraine Chronic migraine
SYMPTOMS of MIGRAINE
Common symptoms include: Eye pain Sensitivity to light or sound Nausea Vomiting Severe pain
CAUSES of MIGRAINE and RISK FACTORS
Being female Hormonal changes (birth control, menstrual cycle fluctuation) Hormone replacement therapy Being underweight or being overweight Foods (aged cheeses, salty food) Food additives (aspartame, MSG) Alcohol Caffeine Medications (oral contraceptives, vasodilators can aggravate migraines) Sensory stimuli (bright lights, loud sounds, strong odors) Stress Physical exertion Environmental changes (barometric pressure) Sleep-Wake pattern (too little or too much sleep, jet lag) Family history of migraine headaches Genetics
HOW TO TREAT MIGRAINE with AYURVEDA?
The type of procedure and the duration of treatment should be determined by the doctor depending on the health of the patient, the underlying cause of disorder and other conditions. Shirolepa – Application of herbal pastes which pacify Pitta Dosha like Sandalwood, camphor, Jatamansi. Shiro Dhara – pouring of thin stream of liquid over scalp. Tailadhara with oils like ksheerabalataila, chandanaditaila is carried out where Vata involvement is high. Ksheera Dhara (cow milk) is done when Pitta involvement is more Takra Dhara (buttermilk) is done when there is obstruction to Vata passage is to be removed. Kavala graha – Oil pulling, with chandanaditaila, mahanarayanataila Shiro Vasti – Retaining the medicated oils over the leather cap fitted over the scalp. Any vata-pitta pacifying oils are beneficial for this purpose. Snehanasya – Instillation of medicated oils can be carried to the nostrils. Shadbindutaila or Anutaila yield significant benefits in this condition. etc
All these Ayurvedic procedures can be used both separately and in complex treatment. Consult the doctor for a treatment plan.
WHAT AYURVEDIC MEDICINES CAN HELP with MIGRAINE
Mentholepam Sinag capsule etc
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