Know A to Z About Migraine | Disha Arogya Dham (DAD Ayurveda)
If you are looking for an ideal natural remedy for migraines and headaches, then you should opt for DAD Ayurveda and Naturopathy treatment.
Migraine is a complex condition that causes severe throbbing pain or a discomforting pulsing sensation, most often on either side of the head. Migraine is characterized by recurrent attacks of headache with variable intensity, frequency, and duration of each attack
Let’s talk About Migraines
When you have a migraine, it feels like your head is throbbing, every light is glaring, and all you want to do is lie down in a dark room…
We know that migraines are more common in women than in men. But what exactly triggers these severe headaches is less clear, and it’s different in different people. For some people the trigger is stress. For others, it’s strong odors like perfumes. Changing hormones around the time of a woman’s menstrual period can set off a migraine.
So can certain foods like chocolate, cured meats, red wine, and aged cheese. Doctors believe that whatever triggers a migraine sets off a chain of abnormal activities in brain chemicals and nerves. These activities affect the flow of blood through the brain. A migraine feels different than a regular headache.
For one thing, it often comes with a warning. Some people get a sign that their migraine is coming, called an aura. About 10 to 15 minutes before the actual headache hits, their vision gets blurry or narrowed, and they may see stars or zigzag lines. A migraine feels like a throbbing or pounding pain that tends to be worse on one side of the head.
You may also have symptoms like nausea, vomiting, numbness, chills, and sensitivity to light or sound. A migraine can typically last anywhere from 6 hours to 2 days. When it’s over, people get what’s described as a hangover, in which they feel tired and can’t think clearly
To prevent migraines, you also need to avoid your triggers, but first, you need to identify what they are. Your doctor may recommend keeping a headache diary, in which you write down when your headaches occur and what you were eating or doing when you got a migraine. Take care of yourself when you have a migraine. If you only get them occasionally, there’s probably no cause for worry. But if you get migraines often, and they’re interfering with your life or they’re getting worse, talk to your doctor about ways to prevent and treat them.
A migraine headache is caused by abnormal brain activity. This activity can be triggered by many things. But the exact chain of events remains unclear. Most medical experts believe the attack begins in the brain and involves nerve pathways and chemicals. The changes affect blood flow in the brain and surrounding tissues.
Migraine headaches tend to first appear between the ages of 10 and 45. Sometimes, they begin earlier or later. Migraines may run in families. Migraines occur more often in women than men. Some women, but not all, have fewer migraines when they are pregnant.
Migraine attacks may be triggered by any of the following:
- Caffeine withdrawal
- Changes in hormone levels during a woman’s menstrual cycle or with the use of birth control pills
- Changes in sleep patterns, such as not getting enough sleep
- Drinking alcohol
- Exercise or other physical stress
- Loud noises or bright lights
- Missed meals
- Odors or perfumes
- Smoking or exposure to smoke
- Stress and anxiety
Migraines can also be triggered by certain foods. The most common are:
- Dairy foods, especially certain cheeses
- Foods with monosodium glutamate (MSG)
- Foods with tyramine, which includes red wine, aged cheese, smoked fish, chicken livers, figs, and certain beans
- Fruits (avocado, banana, citrus fruit)
- Meats containing nitrates (bacon, hot dogs, salami, cured meats)
- Peanuts and other nuts and seeds
- Processed, fermented, pickled, or marinated foods
There are two main types of migraines:
- Migraine with aura (classic migraine)
- Migraine without aura (common migraine)
An aura is a group of nervous system (neurologic) symptoms. These symptoms are considered a warning sign that a migraine is coming. Most often, the vision is affected and can include any or all of the following:
- Temporary blind spots or colored spots
- Blurred vision
- Eye pain
- Seeing stars, zigzag lines, or flashing lights
- Tunnel vision (only able to see objects close to the center of the field of view)
Other nervous system symptoms include yawning, difficulty concentrating, nausea, trouble finding the right words, dizziness, weakness, numbness, and tingling. Some of these symptoms are much less common with migraine headaches.
An aura often occurs 10 to 15 minutes before the headache but can occur just a few minutes to 24 hours before. A headache does not always follow an aura.
The headaches usually:
- It starts as a dull ache and gets worse within minutes to hours
- Are throbbing, pounding, or pulsating
- It is worse on one side of the head with pain behind the eye or in the back of the head and neck
- Last 4 to 72 hours
Other symptoms that may occur with the headache include:
- Increased urination
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea and vomiting
- Sensitivity to light or sound
Symptoms may linger, even after the migraine goes away. This is called a migraine hangover. Symptoms can include:
- Feeling mentally dull, like your thinking is not clear or sharp
- Needing more sleep
- Neck pain
Lifestyle changes include:
- Better sleep habits, such as getting enough sleep and going to bed at the same time each night
- Better eating habits, including not skipping meals and avoiding your food triggers
- Managing stress
- Losing weight, if you’re overweight
WHY IS DAD AYURVEDA FOR MIGRAINE?
Migraine is mainly considered a psychosomatic illness. Psychosomatic means interaction between the ‘psych’ i.e. mind and ‘soma’ i.e. body, where the illness is aggravated by a mental factor. Mental stress due to anger, frustration, grief, etc. can act as a major triggering factor for migraine. Ayurveda and Naturopathy medicines act on the ‘psych’ of the patient, thus reducing the ill effects of the causative stress.
The Ayurveda and Naturopathy medicine is selected based on the similarity of the patient’s symptoms. The patient’s physical and mental constitution is taken into consideration and then the medicine is chosen.
Based on our significant experience, we strongly recommend homeopathy for the treatment of Migraine
Ayurveda and Naturopathy treatment is very effective in treating migraine. The Ayurveda and Naturopathy remedies help in reducing the intensity and frequency of migraine attacks. It also helps in gradually reducing the dose of conventional treatment.
A few Ayurveda and Naturopathy remedies for migraine are mentioned below.
- DAD Sino-Care
- DAD Sino-Care Nasal Drop
- Sumedha Brain Boost Tea
- DAD Ulcer-Care
- DAD Live-Care
If you are experiencing migraine headaches, you should fix an appointment with an Ayurveda and Naturopathy practitioner. He will observe and diagnose your headache, and prescribe you the best Ayurveda and Naturopathy remedies for your condition.