Migraines are severe, recurring, and painful headaches. The extreme pain that migraines cause can last for hours or even days. It can cause severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually on just one side of the head. It’s often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine attacks can cause significant pain for hours to days and can be so severe that the pain is disabling.
1. Bad diet/ Skipping meals
2. Preservatives and Sweeteners
3. Hormonal Changes
4. Certain medications
6. Sleep cycle changes
2. Mood changes, from depression to euphoria
3. Food cravings
4. Neck stiffness
5. Increased thirst and urination
6. Frequent yawning
7. Severe, throbbing, or pulsing pain
8. Feeling sick and physically vomiting
9. Increased sensitivity to light and sound
10. Increasing pain during physical activity or when straining
Migraine is mostly a vata-pitta dosha or tridoshic condition but it can also be triggered by any one of the individual doshas. Ayurveda believes in treating the disease at its root cause from within. Therefore, treatments focus on balancing the vitiated dosha(s) in the digestive and nervous systems. This can be achieved by avoiding triggers and prescribing doshic-specific diet, stress management (meditation, relaxation techniques, breathing exercises, yoga, and mantra), herbal formulas, lifestyle modification, panchakarma, and other holistic modalities to create balanced physiology. This state of complete balanced in healing the body and mind can allow the illness to resolve and symptoms disappear.
Medicines are prescribed by the doctor after a thorough examination of the patient. Treatments must be done under the supervision or advice of a certified Ayurvedic Doctor and not based on self-judgment.