Ayurvedic Migraine Treatment
Are you tired of suffering with chronic migraines headache triggered by screens?
In today’s screen-dominated era, is it challenging to find relief from migraines headache without sacrificing your digital lifestyle?
Do you often experience migraine attacks?
Are migraines impacting your work performance?
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Migraine and headache are common neurological conditions that can cause severe pain and discomfort. Migraine headache is a type of headache that is typically characterized by recurrent episodes of moderate to severe pain, often accompanied by other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine is one of eight chronic diseases affecting over 10% of the global population. Women are three times more likely to experience migraines than men. Migraines can occur with or without an aura. Headache, on the other hand, is a general term used to describe pain or discomfort in the head or neck region, which can vary in intensity and duration.
Migraine symptoms and causes can vary from person to person. Migraines have important effects on individuals, their relationships with others, and their families. The functional limitations related to migraines can lead to physical, psychological, and social outcomes.
Ayurveda explains Migraine in detail as Ardhavabhedaka
What Causes Migraine?
• Hormonal changes in women
• Sleep changes
• Physical factors
• Weather changes
Phases of Migraine
• Post drome
When to Start the Treatment ?
Identifying the types of headache, frequency and severity of attacks, impact on daily activities, and migraine triggers can help to determine when to start treatment for migraine. The goal of migraine treatment is not only to alleviate the pain during an attack but also to prevent or reduce the occurrence of future attacks. With early intervention, VHG Doctors can provide natural migraine remedies and personalized treatment options that may include lifestyle modifications, yoga, Ayurvedic medications, and other therapies based on the individual's needs. We provide natural migraine remedies and personalized treatment options.
How Integrative Medicine based approach helps to treat Migraine?
Many individuals inquire about instant migraine relief. However, the solution lies in treating the root causes of migraines to effectively reduce their frequency over time. Integrative medicine is a holistic approach that combines conventional medical practices with Ayurveda, Yoga therapy , and Acupuncture to address the root causes of health conditions, including migraines. Combining these therapies can provide a holistic treatment plan. Studies have shown that a combination of bio-purificatory processes such as Panchakarma and oral migraine medication followed by Yoga therapy can reduce the severity of migraine symptoms, decrease pain intensity, and improve the overall quality of life for migraine patients.
Have a look at below holistics treatments
Regular exercise for migraines can lower stress and improve sleep, which are common migraine triggers. Yoga therapy is a useful treatment for migraines that combines physical postures, breath control and meditation practices. Yoga practices has been found to have potential benefits in managing migraines. Regular practice of yoga may help to reduce stress, improve blood circulation, promote relaxation, and increase body awareness. These effects can help alleviate headache causes and triggers, such as stress and tension headache, cluster headache etc. Yoga therapy help to provide migraine relief and improve overall health and well-being.
Ayurvedic Migraine Treatment
What is the ayurvedic remedy for migraine?Ayurveda provides treatments such as oral medications, Panchakarma, and external therapies to alleviate migraines. These treatments aim to decrease inflammation and prevent migraine triggers. By including Ayurveda in their treatment plan, individuals can expect a reduction in the frequency and intensity of migraine attacks. Panchakarma is a bio-purification process that removes toxins from the body, promoting overall health and wellness. With the help of Ayurveda, you can stop suffering from headaches and migraine pain.
Treatments such as Mud pack, Hip Bath, Enema, Oil Massage, Diet & Lifestyle Modification
Dysregulation of the meridians flowing to the head region can cause migraines. Acupuncture is a treatment that involves selecting specific points related to these meridians to regulate the flow of "Chi." This process brings about vascular changes, decreases inflammation, and ultimately reduces pain associated with migraines. Incorporating acupuncture into a migraine treatment plan can be helpful in managing migraine symptoms.
Case Study on Migraine
Migraine is a neurological condition characterized by throbbing/pulsing/beating type of pain on one side of the head. Migraine headaches are usually triggered by various factors like stress, environmental factors, certain foods and hormonal changes.
Patient at VHG
A female patient aged 38 years came with the known complaint of migraine for the past 15 years. She had severe headache at one side which is not associated with nausea and vomiting. She was very sensitive to sunlight and to loud voice. Headache use to get triggered by travelling and menstruation. Headache was to be there for two –three days and frequency of headache was more than 4 times a month. She was on pain killer and started Ayurveda medicine, treatment and yoga.
Treatment at VHG
Patient underwent a Panchakarma treatment called nasya and virechana. Nasya which is a nasal administration of medicine to the nostrils for 7 days. Internal cleansing therapy virechana procedure includes snehapana (intake of medicated ghee) for 5 days, sarvanga abhyanga (full body massage) with steam for 3 days and purgation therapy virechana was the 9th day of treatment.
After Ayurveda treatment she has taken yoga therapy for 5 days and learnt yoga practices including breathing exercises, asanas and pranayama started doing it regularly.
Pre & Post Assessments
Migraine disability assessment test(MIDAS) – It helps to measure the impact of headaches in life and also helpful to doctors to determine the level of pain and disability caused by headaches.
There are 5 questions which enquires about the productivity at home/school/work place for the past 3 months.
The MIDAS scores are as followed
0-5 indicates the little or no disability
6-10 indicates mild disability
11-20 indicates moderate disability
21 + indicates severe disability
Conclusion: Combination of Ayurvedic medicines, treatments and yoga therapy helped a patient to recover from moderate disability (MIDAS Test) to little disability caused by migraine headaches.
A 32-year-old woman, visited our Ayurveda clinic complaining of severe and recurring headaches on one side of her head, along with nausea and sensitivity to light and sound. She had been experiencing these symptoms for six months and they were hindering her daily life. She searched online for natural migraine treatments and discovered Ayurveda.
Our Ayurvedic doctor diagnosed her with “Ardhavabhedakam” or migraine, which results from an imbalance of the Pitta and Vata doshas in the body. The doctor explained that Ayurveda takes a holistic approach to treating migraines, including dietary modifications, lifestyle modifications, Ayurvedic medicines, and therapies.
Doctor prescribed her some Ayurvedic medicines to soothe the nervous system and alleviate migraines’ frequency and severity. The doctor recommended that she undergo Shirodhara therapy, in which warm oil is continuously poured on the forehead to calm the mind and decrease stress levels.
Additionally, She was advised to avoid hot, spicy, and oily foods, which can exacerbate the Pitta dosha in the body. Instead, she was instructed to consume cooling and nourishing foods such as fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lentils. She was also advised to avoid bright lights, loud noises, and strong smells that could trigger migraines.
After following this treatment plan for three months, the lady reported significant improvement in her symptoms. Her migraines’ frequency and intensity had decreased, and she could perform her daily activities with ease. She continued the treatment for another three months, and her symptoms vanished entirely. Doctor advised her to continue the dietary and lifestyle modifications to prevent migraine recurrence.
Migraine is a neurological condition that affects millions of people worldwide, and its symptoms can be debilitating. In addition to the conventional treatments, many people seek out complementary and alternative therapies like Ayurveda to manage their symptoms.
One Ayurvedic remedy that has gained popularity in recent years for the treatment of migraines is called “Nasya.” Nasya is a nasal therapy that involves the application of medicated oils, powders, or juices through the nostrils. It is believed to clear the nasal passages, stimulate the brain, and balance the doshas in the body.
A 27-year-old woman suffering from chronic migraines underwent a course of Nasya therapy along with other Ayurvedic treatments like Shirodhara, meditation, and dietary modifications. After four weeks of treatment, the woman reported a significant reduction in the frequency and severity of her migraines, as well as improvements in her mood, sleep, and overall quality of life. By following an Ayurvedic treatment plan, individuals can experience a reduction in the frequency and intensity of migraines, leading to improved overall health and well-being.