Ayurvedic treatments for migraine
Migraine is generally identified as a chronic neurological syndrome characterized by recurrently occurring severe headaches, general irritation and nausea. It has been identified that patients affected by such symptoms are generally sensitive, intelligent, and in addition they are also perfectionists.
The intense pain in migraine usually starts from the forehead or around the eyes, or on one or both sides of the head and gradually intensifies. Loud sound/music or bright lights can further aggravate the condition. An attack of migraine can last from a couple of hours to even a few days and the severity of the pain can be disabling.
Ayurvedic view regarding migraine:
Ayurvedic treatment of migration is mainly centered around the purification and balancing of the doshas. In the views of the Ayurveda acharyas and texts, migraine-induced pain occurs due to an imbalance in the brain figure constitution or tridosha or the three basic energy types: Vata (wind energy), Pitta (fire energy), and Kapha (water energy). Vata and Pitta are mainly responsible for this disorder. Their imbalance causes deep-rooted problems within the body, including weakened digestive and nervous systems. While Vata is responsible for the nervous system and brain activity, Pitta controls the dilation of the blood vessels.
Constipation, dry skin, and acute pain
||Migraine due to Vata dosha
Irritability, sensitivity to light, burning sensation in the eyes
||Migraine due to Pitta dosha
Headache with throbbing pain, nausea, fatigue
||Migraine due to Kapha dosha
Treatment of migraine:
Ayurvedic medicines along with yoga, Panchakarma, good dietary habits, and lifestyle modification provides complete relief to migraine patients. By studying the external symptoms, it is possible to identify which of the three doshas is the cause of the attack. However the duration of the treatment depends on a number of factors including the nature of the symptoms, condition of the body, age of the patient etc.
As in all Ayurveda treatments, here also the full benefits of the treatment is predominantly seen when care is given to proper diet, health care and requirements that will be specified by the doctors.