Migraine is a throbbing and very painful headache often affecting one side of the brain, in some cases it is accompanied by nausea, vomiting and visual disturbances. Patients suffering from migraine are usually noise and light intolerants. It is generally caused by the genetic or environmental factors. About 25%-30% people observes aura, it is basically a sensation or visual disturbance that may signal the beginning of the headache or epileptic episodes. An aura is a group of symptoms, including vision disturbances that are a warning sign that a bad headache is coming. But in some migraines headache is without aura. And some migraines with aura or classical aura involves headache with aura. Their appearance is gradual and pain lasts till 60 minutes. Some patients are believed to have lost sight due to this chronic neurological disease. Scientific theory given is basically related to increased stimulation of cerebral cortex and abnormal control of pain neurons in the trigeminal nucleus of the brain stem. The reasons behind this disease are inconclusive. However studies indicate that genetic factor are most common reasons of all. One of the reason is familial hemiplegic migraine is a type of migraine with aura. Frequency of attacks may vary.
It hits hard on males before puberty but two or three times more women than men. It triggers in females after puberty and inclination decreases post pregnancy. There are number of physiological aspects related to Migraine. Hormonal fluctuation in the body occurs during menstruation, menopause and pregnancy. This factor is highly influenced by Migraine that occurs without aura. It also plays a vital role in psychological aspect. It determines the mood swings and greatly affects the eating habits. Some patients are driven by food cravings and some experience irritability and stress. Prevention is the best cure of every disease thus same is applied for migraine too. Discipline in diet, lifestyle and proper medication can be helpful. The main aim is to decrease its occurring and density of pain. However it cannot be eradicated completely perhaps by taking preventive measures can control the situation a little. Exercise, meditation and acupuncture are highly advisable. It relaxes your brain muscles and increases will power.
Alcohol, stress and anxiety, certain odors or perfumes, loud noises or bright lights, and smoking may trigger a migraine attack. Migraine attack may also be triggered by:
· Caffeine withdrawal
· Changes in sleep patterns
· Exercise or other physical stress
· Missed meals
· Smoking or exposure to smoke
· Migraine headaches can be triggered by certain foods.
· Changes in hormone levels during a woman's menstrual cycle or with the use of birth control pills.
· Neck pain
· Increased need for sleep
· Feeling mentally dull, like your thinking is not clear or sharp
Doctors Recommended Natural Remedies
It is due to the disturbance of apan vayu and prana vayu in the body. Varanadi Kashayam, Kaisore Gulgulu and Punarnavasavam are highly effective in migraine.
Migraine is related to many disturbances in the body like indigestion, stress, hormonal imbalance, allergies etc.
Here are the ayurvedic preparations that will give relief for migraine patients:
Varanadi Kashayam works by clearing the obstructed channel of the body and helps to improve the blood circulation. Punarnavasavam and Varanadi Kashayam helps in pacifying the Kapha, which is one of the commonest causes of migraine.
Varanadi Kashayam: 3 tablespoon with 9
tablespoon cool boiled water before meal daily for 7 days
Head ache can be treated effectively with the herbal ingredients of Varanadi Kashayam.
Kaisore Guggulu: 1 in morning and evening after
food daily for 15 days
Along with the swelling and pain, this helps to cure skin diseases, anaemia and ulcers.
Punarnavasavam: 30 ml with 80 ml water after
meals for 10 days
Puffiness of eye- lids and face which is common in anemia and pedal edema which happens due to life-style or other systemic disorders are also cured well with prescribed doses of Punarnavasavam.
Tips for healthy lifestyle
Along with the mentioned ayurvedic preparations, follow a healthy lifestyle.
· Take proper sleep.
· Drink at least 3 liters of water daily.
· Avoid heavy exercise.
· Take more fruits in your diet.
· Be stress free.
The below products are to be taken as per doctor consultation.
General recommendation is for 5 to 6 week i.e.
· Varanadi Kashayam: 1 bottles
· Kaisore Gulgulu: 1 Pck
· Punarnavasavam: 2 Bottles
Features of Ayurveda
· Has no side effects.
· Gives happy, healthy disease free long life.
· Always non-toxic and non-invasive.
· Removes the root of diseases not just symptoms.
· Good for physical and mental health as well.
· Relaxes mind and makes you Tension Free.
· Enhances immunity that helps in resisting diseases.