Yoga Therapy for Headache
The specially designed integrated Yoga therapy module for Migraine which includes loosening exercises, breathing exercises, asanas(postures), pranayama(regulated breathing), relaxation techniques and chanting are recommended at our centers.
Scientific studies and review articles provide a lot of information on How Yoga therapy helps.
This review article on Yoga for treating headaches carries a lot of information. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7080891/
Yoga is helpful for different types of Headaches such as Migraine, Tension-type headaches, and cluster headaches. The frequency, intensity, and pain during headaches definitely reduce after the practice of Yoga therapy.
In a study conducted at VHG’s center in Bengaluru on Migraine headache (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6470355/) Yoga was taught for 40 minutes daily beginning from Day 15 or 17 following Ayurveda treatment for 7 days as personalized sessions under the supervision of a Doctor. The participants were asked to practice the same module at home, 5 days a week for 90 days. Female subjects were advised not to practice yoga during the first three days of the menstrual cycle. After 90 days, the participants showed a significant reduction in pain intensity and frequency.
Yoga therapy therefore as a separate intervention or with ACUPUNCTURE OR AYURVEDA OR BOTH has proven to be an effective method to provide relief to the head pain or headache