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Solution to Headaches

Headache is a painful sensation in any part of the head, ranging from sharp to dull, that may occur with other symptoms. Globally, it has been estimated that prevalence among adults of current headache disorder is about 50%.

Half to three quarters of adults aged 18–65 years in the world have had headache in the last year and, among those individuals, 30% or more have reported migraine. In Ayurveda Head ache in common is compared with Shirashoola and according to sign, symptoms and condition its termed as Ardhavabhedaka, Sooryavarta etc


Causes:

Causes of Headache can be categorized under

Primary Headaches and Secondary Headaches.

Primary headache is caused by the over activity of pain-sensitive structures in head. A primary headache is not a symptom of an underlying disease.

The most common primary headaches are
⁍ Migraine Head ache
⁍ Cluster Head ache
⁍ Migraine with aura
⁍ Tension Head Ache

Some primary headaches can be triggered by lifestyle factors such as Alcohol Intake, lack of sleep, Skipped meals, Stress etc.

Secondary headache is a symptom of a disease that activates the pain-sensitive nerves of the head.
Most common cause of secondary Headache are:
⁍ Acute sinusitis
⁍ Glaucoma
⁍ Ear Infection
⁍ Corona Virus Diseases(COVID 19)
⁍ High Blood pressure
⁍ Stroke etc.

Types of Secondary Head aches
⁍ Sinus Head ache
⁍ Spinal Head aches
⁍ Ice cream Headaches etc.

INTEGRATED TREATMENT APPROACH FOR HEADACHE:
Ayurveda treatment mainly focus in promoting Doshic Balance by prescribing oral medication, adopting Panchakarma therapy (Detoxification) such as Nasya (Installation of medicated oil through nose) swedana (sudation), etc. Which pacifies the aggravated Vata dosha, nourishes the indriyas (Sense organs) and muscles thereby helps to reduce the symptoms of headache.

Several kinds of research done on yoga have shown beneficial results in the case of Headache. Certain yoga poses (Asanas) helps to reduce tension, stress, enhance circulation and improves blood flow to brain.Relaxation Techniques such as deep breathing, Meditation etc. helps to reduce stress and common triggers of Headaches and Migraine

Acupuncture is a good alternative treatment which helps to reduce the frequency of chronic headaches and migraine by stimulating circulation, reducing pain and stress.

Naturopathic treatment is a drugless therapy that includes Mud therapy, Hydrotherapy oil massage, Dietary changes etc. which helps to reduce pain, stress which is the commonest cause of Headache.

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