Migraine and Its Holistic Management

Migraine is a familial disorder characterized by recurrent attacks of headaches widely variable in intensity, frequency and duration. Attacks are commonly unilateral and are usually associated with nausea, vomiting, intolerance to sound and light. It is one among the 8 chronic diseases affecting more than 10% of the global population. Migraine is 3 times more common in women. Migraines can occur with or without aura.

There is huge personal, social and familial burden associated with migraine. Functional disability associated with migraine can lead to Physical, Psychological and Social consequences.

Ayurveda explains Migraine in detail as Ardhavabhedaka


What Causes Migraine?

• Hormonal changes in women
• Stress
• Sleep changes
• Physical factors
• Weather changes
• Medications

Phases of Migraine

• Prodromal
• Aura
• Attack
• Post drome

When to Start the Treatment ?

If you have a family history of migraines or have been noticing some symptoms, doctors at VHG can help you understand the problem and also plan treatment in accordance with your complaints. The earlier you catch the Migraine the easier it can be to treat.

How Integrative Medicine based approach helps to treat Migraine?

The integrative approach of treatments towards migraine includes combining Ayurveda, Yoga Therapy, andAcupuncture. A comprehensive multimodal Ayurveda therapy of Panchakarma (Bio-purificatory process) and oral medication followed by Yoga therapy has shown to reduce symptoms and intensity of pain and improved quality of life in migraine patients.

Have a look at below holistics treatments

Yogic Treatments

Yoga therapy for Migraines includes deep breathing techniques and meditation techniques which help to reduce the stress level and boost the immunity of a person.

Ayurvedic Treatments

Ayurveda Oral medications, Panchakarma and other external therapies can bring down the inflammation and therefore avoiding migraine triggers.

Naturopathy Treatments

Treatments such as Mud pack, Hip Bath, Enema, Oil Massage, Diet & Lifestyle Modification


Migraine is mainly due to dysregulation of meridians flowing to the head region. Selecting Acupuncture points related to these meridians helps to treat migraine by bringing vascular Changes reducing inflammation and thereof pain, which works on the regulation of the “Chi”.