Migraine, this word is heard quite often nowadays.
Many individuals suffer from the migraine worldwide. The outbreak of migraine has become very common in the recent era. Approximately, 15 per cent population is affected by migraine globally.
Migraine is a neurological disorder causing chronic headache clubbed with nausea and vomiting. It is not just a headache but also a combination of intense throbbing and unbearable pain especially in one particular area of the head. It also causes extreme level of sensitivity to smell, light as well as sound. Migraine attack usually lasts from around 2 to 72 hours.
Causes of Migraine Headache
The underlying cause of migraine largely remains unknown. It might either be triggered due to the impact of environmental factors or genetic factors. Migraine occurs due to the swelling of blood vessels in the brain. Chemicals are released from the nerve fibres surrounding the blood vessels. Research theories also suggest that migraines can also be caused due to the abrupt triggering of central nervous system disorder and abnormalities in the brain chemicals and nerve pathways.
Symptoms of Migraine Headache
Migraine progresses through four stages namely pro-drome, aura, headache and post-drome. The symptoms are characterised by the stage of migraine one is into.
When an individual is in this stage of migraine, he can observe subtle changes that signify the onset of migraine, including:
The onset of aura can either be before migraine or during migraine. This stage is characterised by the following symptoms:
Aura is a stage that is optional in people. Every individual suffering from migraine does not necessarily go through this stage. The symptoms of aura usually begin gradually, gain momentum over several minutes and last for 20 to 60 minutes.
Migraine if left untreated can last from 4 to 72 hours and an individual in this particular stage can experience the following symptoms:
This is the final stage after a migraine attack and can leave you feeling exhausted or drained out, sometimes even with a feeling of euphoria.
Risk factors with Migraine
There are always some factors, which put you at considerable risk of developing migraine. Let us discuss them in detail:
Although the symptoms of migraine are not at all mild, yet the symptoms of the attack stage of migraine can be termed as the most complicated of all. A migraine attack can be as severe as loss of consciousness. Migraine complications should be treated almost immediately otherwise it might bring fatal consequences to the individual.
In Ayurveda, the two conditions known as Ardhaavabheda (unilateral pain) and Anantavaata (classical migraine) resemble the disorder. However, these disorders occur due three humors imbalance in the body, especially because of vitiated Vata humors.
Ayurvedic treatment of migraine involves herbs, ayurvedic medicines, yoga, ayurvedic therapies and lifestyle changes. Detail of each is discussed below:
If you are seeking natural ayurvedic herbal treatment of migraine, you can find the ayurvedic doctors at Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic, Melbourne, Australia that can help you out for finding right herbs and effective ayurvedic treatment. All these herbs are available in veggie capsules.
The following herbs help in treating migraine:
Long pepper root
It is an effective stimulant for both the digestive as well as respiratory systems. It has a rejuvenating effect internally. Therefore, long pepper has an indispensable role to play in the treatment of migraine. Most of the times, migraine has been found closely associated with digestive as well as respiratory disorders. This herb helps drastically to soothe the migraine pain by healing any disorder of digestive as well as respiratory system.
Peppermint (Mentha x balsamea)
Peppermint is basically a combination of water mint and spearmint. This herb is a powerful remedy for migraine headaches. It has a calming and a soothing effect, which helps in reducing the intensity of migraine pain.
Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
Ginger is widely known for its beneficial properties. It can act as a potential remedy for treating migraine headaches. Nausea and vomiting, the two commonly found symptoms in people with migraine can be treated with ginger. It also helps in relieving a person of an upset stomach.
Valerian (Valeriana officinalis)
Valerian, mostly Valerian roots are used to ease the problem of migraine by developing a sedative and a relaxing effect on the patient. Migraine headaches greatly reduce because of its calming effect. It also helps in fetching good amount of sleep. So, a person suffering from a migraine headache can also have a peaceful sleep after taking this herb.
These herbs are effective, but you should seek a help from ayurvedic doctors to find the right choices for your body type. You can contact Dr. Gurnam Saini for ayurvedic treatment of migraine.
Ayurvedic head massage
Ayurvedic head massage is done with special ayurvedic oils useful in head disorders. The medicated oils have very soothing effects on the brain and helps in relaxing swollen blood vessels. Gentle ayurvedic head massage gives immediate soothing and relaxing effects. Each patients suffering with migraine or headache should take ayurvedic head massage session every week.
Shirodhara is drugless therapy for migraine, headache and other brain and mental disorders. It helps by its soothing effects on brain and influence a proper secretion of brain chemicals. Migraine patient should register for shirodhara therapy with Pure Herbal Ayurved clinic Melbourne, Australia.
Nasya is nasal instillation of medicated oils, which reduces frequency of migraine attacks. It directly works on brain and upper body parts, according to ayurvedic science.
Ayurvedic Natural Medicines for Migraine
Yoga for Migraine
Yoga has always been successful in proving its miraculous effects in curing enormous health problems. Its impact does not go unnoticed when it comes to curing migraine. All those people who have become tired of trying several medications to treat migraine and yet not benefitted, they may try these amazing Yoga poses for potential relief from the intolerable pain and prevent themselves from having migraine headaches in future. The beneficial yoga poses for migraine are Forward Virasana, Prasarita Padottanasana, Uttanasana, Adho Mukha Svanasana, Paschimottanasana, Janusirsasana, Urdhva Mukha Svanasana, Matsyendrasana, Setu Bandha, Savasana (corpse pose).
Lifestyle Changes for Migraine
Lifestyle is greatly responsible for triggering migraine. Slight changes in lifestyle can bring on fruitful effects for every individual and never do let their smile fade into oblivion. The great tips for management and prevention from migraine are as follows.
These are some helpful tips to get rid of migraine. However, we recommend opting for professional help instead of self-medication. You can visit Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic, Melbourne, Australia to seek help for ayurvedic treatments of migraine from an ayurvedic doctor Dr. Gurnam Saini.
Dr Gurnam Saini (Ayurvedic Doctor)
Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine from India
MD in Alternative Medicine from India
Certificate in Ayurveda Panchkarma Detox form India
Certificate in Ayurveda Pulse & Tongue diagnosis India
Post Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing from Melbourne
Member of AAA (Australasian Association of Ayurveda)
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