Migraine: Best Effective Ayurvedic treatments & Home Remedies to treat Migraine

A Migraine is a terrible headache that tends to be accompanied by a  feeling of nausea. Migraine pain is usually felt on one side of the head. 
One may experience flashing light, zigzag lines, bright spots, partial loss of vission, numbness or tingling in the hand, tongue, or face. Moving around makes the headache worse. While no medical tests confirm migraine, the diagnosis is based mainly on the above-mentioned symptoms.

What happens during a migraine?

Migraine, though that was decades ago, today there still several reasons migraine is poorly controlled for so many people. One is a lack of appreciation by both doctors and the public for what it entails, which can discourage patients from seeking treatment. Another is a tendency for migraine sufferers to assume they can or should be able to deal with the problem on their own, either with over-the-counter or prescription drugs.
Resulting from that assumption, Dr. Silberstein said, is yet another stumbling block — an abuse of medication, which can actually make the condition worse. “Half the patients with chronic migraine overuse the treatment based on surveys we’ve done,” he said.
On the other hand, he added, when an attack is imminent, many people wait too long to initiate treatment “because they’re in denial and hope the headache will go away on its own. But the longer you wait, the harder it is to get relief.”
But perhaps the main problem is a paucity of medical experts — 580 specialists, or one doctor for every 80,000 people with migraine, who are conversant with the condition and available therapies, Dr. Dodick said. Even if patients can find an expert, a lot of insurance plans don’t cover certified headache specialists.
Thus, too often, patients with an excruciating migraine end up in a hospital’s emergency room, which Dr. Silberstein called “the worst place to go when you have a migraine, with all the lights, noise, activity and the wait.”
As Dr. Dodick explained, “The brain amplifies the signals coming in, intensifying the pain and symptoms throughout the body.”

What causes Migraine

Activities: In most individuals the following activities may possibly trigger migraine.

  • Stress and time pressure, major hassles, major losses, anger, frustration, depression and conflict.
  • Excessive relaxation and positive feelings such as excitement.
  • Smells and fumes, tobacco smoke, light glare or dazzle, weather changes and high altitude.
  • Onset of puberty in girls, monthly period, birth control pills, pregnancy, delivery, oestrogen therapy and menopause.
  • Motion and travel.
  • Too much, too little or interrupted sleep.
  • Hunger or fasting.
  • Excessive activity (especially if you are not in good health.

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    Food: The food items that are known to trigger migraine are:

    • Beer, wine and hot liquor.
    • Caffeine in coffee, tea, and coladrinks and some over the counter medicines.
    • Dairy products such as ice-cream, milk, curd, cheese, butter and milk cream.
    • Fermented foods, such as dosa and pickled foods.
    • Grapes, lemons, bananas, figs, and raisins.
    • Processed meats.
    • Chinese food containing monosodium glutamine (MSG).
    • Saccharin in  diet foods or diet drinks.
    • Onions and beans.
    • Yeast-containing products, such as fresh breads and doughnuts.
    • Nuts and peanuts.

    Medicines that might trigger migraine 

    There are four oral drugs in two different classes that have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the prevention of migraine: two anti-seizure drugs and two beta-blockers. In addition, patients with chronic migraine who have symptoms every day or every other day can get injections of Botox.

    • Blood vessel dilating drugs such as nitroglycerine
    •  Drugs for high blood pressure such as reserpine, nifedipine; diuretics.
    • Anti-asthma medications like aminophylline.
    • Oestrogens including birth control pills.
    • Painkillers in general-either overuse or withdrawal from them.

      Self help guidelines to treat migraine 

      • Spread your work load evenly during the day to avoid highs and lows of stress at work or at home.
      • Do not sleep excessively, especially during Sunday mornings and holidays.
      • Do not get too tired.
      • Eat at regular times, and do not skip meals.
      • Do not eat or drink anything you brings headache.
      • Liit the amount of tea, coffee and painkillers you use.
      • Watch your posture. Try to keep your neck straight.
      • Keep your uscles relaxed when you are not physically active.
      • Try not to frown or tighten your jaw.
      • Restrict your physical activities in hot weather.
      • Avoid bright or flickering lights, loud noises or strong smells if they trigger headaches.
      • Remember the classic advice ; “Ati sarvatra varjayetha” or moderation in all things.

      How to treat Migraine  at home

      There are three factors which prevent migraine when used in a synergy. The first is to stop rebounding. The second is to reduce your exposure to avoidale migraine triggers. Third is to take preventive medication.

      Rebounding occurs when you rely on painkillers and other quick fixes for temporary relief. each time this type of medication wears off, the underlying problem-migraine-is magnified. Rebounding also blocks your ability to respond to the next two steps in preventing migraine; reducing your exposure to avoidable trigger factors and, if necessory, taking preventive medication.

      Reducing exposure to trigger factors is difficult because these factors from many sources are all mixed together at any given moment. This is the reason why people sometimes notice headaches after eating or drinking certain things, such as chocolate or wine, but sometimes don’t get headaches despite exposure to these items. Therefore, it requires observation and patiecnce on the part of the patient to make sure that any addition in the diet does not trigger a headache.
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      Food that Trigger Migraine

      Preventing treatment pays dividends in the end but can seem to be difficult in the beginning, before it starts working. As a preventive treatment, you may be advised to take specific Ayurvedic medicines such as Soota sekhara rasa, Mahaavaata vidhwansana rasa, Dasamoolaarishta, Shad bindu taila, Chandanaadi vati, etc. Once adequate headache control is maintained for at least several months, preventive treatment can be liberalised.

      This may mean experimentally adding dietary items, one at a time, gradually reducing the dosage of preventive medication, or eventually, both. In this way, the level of preventive treatment required to maintain long-term headache control can be determined.

      However, in the long run, it’s the elimination of dietary triggers which is a crucial step in preventing migraine.


      • Hold an ice-pack to your forehead or temples to reduce your pain.
      • Lie down in a quite dark roo.
      • You could try keeping a migraine diary. Writting down information about your headaches and what you were doing when they were happened can help you find out what triggers your headaches. Then you can avoid those triggers.
      • Take the juice of Tinaspora cordifolia (Giloy) in doses of 10 l with honey.
      • Apply a paste made of black pepper and rice with the juice of bhringaraaja on the forehead. Alternately, you can apply the paste of sandalwood also.
      • Drop some ghee, medicated with saffron flowers (kesar) into each nostril and inhale deeply.
      • Take three grams of coriender seeds, five grams of lavender flowers, five seeds of black pepper, and five badam. Grind with water, sieve, and take before sunrise. Soak badam overnight in water and remove the skin before preparing the paste.
      • Godanti mishran in the dose of 1-2 tables twiuce daily with lukewarm water controls migraine. Pathyadi kwatham, an oral liquid in the dose of 15 ml twice daily with equal water is a good remedy. 
      • Shiraashoolaadi vajra ras is very useful in general migraine headache.

      Is Migraine curable??

      Many scientists think migraine is a vascular disorder caused by a tightening (constriction) and sudden opening (dilation) of the blood vessels in the head, neck, or scalp. Others believe that an abnormal release of neuro-chemicals in the brain, such as serotonin or noradrenaline may cause the throbbing pain of migraine. In Ayurveda, two conditions, known as Ardhaavabheda (meaning literally the unilateral pain) and Anantavaata resemble the classic migraine.

      So friends, In this article i shared all the causes, treatment to control Migraine, and Home remedies and Ayurvedic treatment also to get rid of Migraine effectively. You all will deffinatelly be benefitted by this.
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