Ayurvedic treatments for migraine

Introduction:

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 Ayurveda treatment prescribes remedies and follow-up treatment so as to ensure the total elimination of the disease. Therefore, it proves to be one of the most effective methods of treating the ailments related to the upper portion of the body, especially those affecting the organs above the neck. The ancient texts refers to special treatment procedures like Nasyam, Dhoomapanam, Gandoosham, Shirodhara, Shirovasthi, etc

Common symptoms:

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.

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