Migraine meaning -Migraine is a result of specific changes within the brain. It causes severe head pain that is often accompanied by sensitivity to light, sound, or smells. Migraine is a very common form of a headache seen in 10% of the population of the world. Most women are more likely to suffer from a migraine, then men. As per Ayurvedic view, migraine is very similar to anatt-vata, a vata dosha disorder.
CAUSES OF A MIGRAINE –Migraine is a tri-dosha imbalance disorder. Out of three doshas, vata and Pitta doshas, are the prominent factor. Vata controls the nervous systems and brain activity then imbalance of vata dosha causes the diseases.
- MIGRAINE DUE TO VATA– Dryness of skin, constipation, pain is very acute.
- MIGRAINE DUE TO PITTA– Redness, and burning sensation in the eye, nose bleeds, hypersensitivity of light.
- MIGRAINE DUE TO KAPHA – Depression, fatigue
Modern Cause of Migraine :
Improper metabolism, poor elimination mental and physical stress, viewing of TV Long period and sleepless An underlying central nervous disorder may set off a migraine episode when triggered. Irregularities in the brain’s blood vessel system, or vascular system, may cause migraines. A genetic predisposition may cause migraines. Abnormalities of brain chemicals and nerve pathways may cause migraine episodes. Tension headaches are a more common cause of a headache. These occur due to contraction of the muscles of the scalp, face, and neck.
SYMPTOM OF A MIGRAINE
- Trouble in hearing
- Vomiting and nausea
- Slurred speech
- Sensitivity to sound light and smell
- Temporary blindness or double vision
Natural ways for Migraine Care in Ayurveda :
Diet: Good dietary habits would help us maintain good health and offer immunity from recurring bouts of a headache.
YOGA: YOGA is known to offer both cure and immunity from A a headache.
PANCHKARMA: Nasya or medicated oil drops are used for the treatment of migraine.
The first is called Shiro virechan which is strong irritant medicines and instilled as nasal drops, which include sneezing or watery discharge.
The second is avadipak nasya in which a paste is, prepared from herb or liquid is, inserted in the nostrils. Usually, herbs like Vacha and Pippali are, used along with honey.
The medicated enema used in migraine is called an-Vasan basti. A Small quantity of medicated oil usually, about 50 ml are given at regular interval, and also oil of sesame and Maha- Narayan oil used for this purpose.
Shirodhara is also very helpful in a migraine
SOME AYURVEDIC SUPPLEMENTS FOR MIGRAINE CARE
Ashwagandha-This is the most commonly prescribed Ayurvedic supplement for migraine care in Ayurveda.
Nervocare Herbal Capsule-This is a very good herbal remedy for migraine care.
Brahmi Capsule-It is also very beneficial in migraine care.
Some herbs useful in migraine are Ginger, Brahmi, Jatamansi.
Ayurvedic therapies for a migraine
Shirolepa- application of herbal paste which pacifies pitta doshas like sandalwood, camphor.
Shirodhara- pouring a thin stream of liquid over the scalp.
Shirovasti- retaining the medicated oils over the leather and cap fitted over the scalp. Any vata pitta pacifying oils are beneficial for this purpose.
Natural home remedies for Migraine treatment in Ayurveda :
- Take coriander seeds powder one teaspoon to add it one cup of water leaves it as night next day drink on it empty stomach.
One fist full of door grass is taken, and its fresh juice is obtained, and two pinches of licorice are added and mixed well. This is consumed during noon hours.
- Soak five raisins and five almond in water at night next day morning eat them
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