Migraine is the most common problem faced by women and men due to this they are prone to severe headache that makes them feel like someone is hitting on their head for hours together. They experience excruciating pain in the forehead, both sides of the head, and the area surrounding the eyes. The headache turns out worse after some time. Many things can aggravate the pain that is experienced by the person including movement, loud noise, lighting and exercising.
In Ayurveda, Migraine is called by another term, that is Suryavartha Soola. Surya in the word means sun and Vaartha mean affliction therefore it means pain is getting worsen due to light and heat. The migraine headache severity differs from person to person. Fortunately, there are many treatments and remedies available to treat migraine in ayurveda, thus helping you to get rid of this severe headache over and over again. The headache due to this last for 72 hours.
The best thing about Ayurvedic treatment is that it embraces the holistic approach which weeds out the problem from the roots without leaving behind any kind of side effect. At Jivaasri, there are many ayurvedic therapies available to treat this problem effectively experts and show miraculous results. Applying herbal treatments will reduce the pain in patients and the holistic approach will avoid side effects and give you quick relief.
According to Ayurveda, the main cause of this problem is due to imbalance between Pitta and Vata. When there is Pitta dosha, it causes imbalance and results in burning and searing pain that is related to sensitivity towards light and visual sensations. Migraine is triggered when you sit before the system for hours together and watch television continuously.
The cause of migraine can be due to many reasons. It is considered due to genetics or changes happening in the brain or an imbalance of brain chemicals.
This problem will be caused due to emotional, physical, diet, environmental and medical triggers
- Stress, anxiety, depression
- Over excitement
- Deprived sleep
- Poor posture
- Tension on the shoulder and neck
- Low blood sugar
- Irregular meals
- Presence of caffeine
- Consuming food that is filled with Tyramine
- Bright lights
- Smoking excessively
- Strong smells
- Taking sleeping pills
- Contraceptive pills
Symptoms of migraine
The following are the symptoms that you experience when prone to migraine
- Severe headache
- Blurry vision
- Sensitivity to noise as well as light
- Lack of focus
- Stiffness in the neck
- Vomiting sensation
- Mood swings
Different ayurvedic treatments
Ayurvedic treatment is an effective way to treat migraine and it is customized according to the severity of the migraine in people. However, it is highly recommended to go through Panchakarma treatment, which is also known as purification to treat migraine. It is done by a specialized ayurvedic doctor. Not all treatments are suitable for all. It is customized based on the lifestyle of the person.
When you are prone to chronic migraine, a lot of toxic things would get into the head and have a huge negative impact on other organs of the body, thus making you sensitive to light, noise, and odour. It also keeps on changing your mood. Doing Panchakarma will help you to eliminate all the toxins in the body and make the nervous system strong.
There are also special treatments such as Shirodhara, Sirovasti and Shiroabhyanga available to nourish the nervous system and balance the Vata dosha.
It is one of the recommended treatments to treat migraine problems that will directly act on the nerves and will remove toxins that are formed in the sinuses. Inside the nostrils, there are mucus coatings where the nerve would be ending and are exposed. The oils that are sent as part of this treatment would directly act on those nerve endings to soothe Vata and remove the mucus that is deposited. Doing this will give you quick relief from the pressure that you are experiencing in this area.
There are also other treatments such as Vasti and Virechana available to get rid of the toxins accumulated in the body.
It is an ideal therapy to cure migraine problems, which is also known as Kavala Graha. This detoxifying effect will give you quick relief from migraine and other problems that are accumulating toxins in the body. The other key benefit that is offered by this type of treatment is that it also makes your teeth white.
It is the perfect ayurvedic treatment that can help you get rid of a severe headache briskly. You can warm the oil and pour in the areas where the nerves are concentrated, that is over the forehead area. The pressure of the oil creates a vibration on the forehead thus relaxing the mind and nervous system.
The holistic approach of treating migraine
Follow proper diet
The food that you take as part of your diet has a huge impact on your health. The same holds when you are dealing with migraine. When you are going through the migraine treatment, you have to make changes to your dietary habits to see effective results in a short time. It is good to avoid foods such as bacon, cheddar cheese, chocolates, alcohol, red wine, cold foods, beans, processed foods, pickets, buttermilk, yoghurt and so on.
Inhale essential oils (Lavender)
Lavender oil which is an essential oil can treat migraine. You can inhale this or apply this oil on the temples and massage to get relief from migraine. There are many studies which have proven that the severity of this problem can be reduced using lavender therapy.
It is the best home remedy that can help your symptoms of migraine, especially nausea. You can consume ginger tea to manage pain and symptoms of migraine. You can add this to food or consume adding in tea.
Use peppermint oil
Peppermint oil has chemical menthol that helps you get rid of migraine attacks. You can massage this oil on the temples to reduce the migraine pain.
It is a physical exercise that you can practice every day to align your mind and body. It also relieves you from different kinds of pains besides offering quick relief from the migraine problem. Various types of yoga pose such as Adho Mukha Svanasana, Prasarita Padottanasana, Shishuasana, Janu Sirsasana and Hastapadasana.
Migraine is a painful neurological health concern. The above-mentioned are a few of the ayurvedic treatments that are embraced to treat migraine problems. We at Jivaasri follow a comprehensive approach to treating and managing migraine pain. You can also manage migraine through home remedies. These treatments can heal from the inside and remove all the toxins from the body besides strengthening the nerves through proper blood circulation.