MIGRAINE AND ITS AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT
It is a common neurological disease which produce various symptoms, most notably pulsing, throbbing headache on one side of the head. This disease is getting quite common in today's world. Light, sound, movement or other triggers may worsen the symptoms of migraine. Migraine in some individuals interfere in their day to day activities and leave them in bed for days.
WHAT ARE THE RISK FACTORS OF MIGRAINE?
There are certain factors which can make an individual more vulnerable to develop migraine. The factors includes :Gender : Females are more prone to migraine then males especially between the age of 15 to 55 years because of influence of hormones.Genetics : Having family history of migraine can increase the risk of developing migraine in individuals.Stress levels : Stress can act as a trigger and also increase the risk of developing the migraine.Smoking
WHAT ARE THE STAGES OF MIGRAINE?
There are four stages of migraine. The phases includes :Pro-drome : This is a first stage which lasts a few hours or it can last days. Individual may or may not experience it as it may not happen every time. It is also called as Pre-headache or Premonitory phase.Aura : This phase can last for maximum 60 minutes or minimum for five minutes. Most individuals do not experience an aura and some may have both aura and headache at same time.Headache : In this stage headache last for 4 to 72 hours. Headache is described as throbbing, drilling or individual may feel the sensation of an ice-pick in head. It usually starts on one side of head and then spreads to other side.Post-drome : This stage usually goes on for a day or two. 80% individuals with migraine have experienced this and it is often called as Migraine "hangover".
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF MIGRAINE?
Individuals with migraine experience symptoms according to the stages and these symptoms varies in every individual.
Pro-drome Symptoms includes :NauseaFatigueSensitivity to light and soundDifficulty in concentrationSensitivity to sound and lightDifficulty in sleepingDepression or irritability.Muscle stiffnessFood cravingsIncreased urination
Aura Symptoms includes :Visual disturbancesWeakness on one side of bodyTingling and numbnessTemporary loss of sightSpeech changes
Headache Symptoms includes :Depression, anxiety or giddinessNasal congestionNeck stiffness, painNausea and vomitingSensitivity to smell, light and soundInsomnia
Post-drome Symptoms includes :Lack of comprehensionDepressed moodFatigueInability to concentrateEuphoric mood
WHAT ARE THE TRIGGERS OF MIGRAINE?
Various factors acts as trigger for migraine. Some common factors includes :StressCertain foodsHormonal changesCaffeineSensesSkipping mealsChanges in weatherLoud noises, Strong smells or Bright lightsCertain medications
In Ayurved it can be correlated with Ardhavabhedak. Ardha mean half side of head and Avabhedaka means splitting, bursting, penetration pain. Exposure to etiological factors like excessive intake of dry food, exposure to breeze and mist, suppressing the natural urges, excessive indulgence in physical activities etc leads to the vitiation of Vata dosha. The Aggravated vata dosha either individually or along with vitiated kapha gets lodged into half portion of head. The lodged doshas causes severe and intolerable pain which leads to development of the condition.
PANCHAKARMA:Shiro DharaNasyamShiro LepamKavala GrahaShiro Vasti
CHANDIGARH AYURVED CENTRE MEDICATION FOR TREATMENT OF MIGRAINE :
1. Nerve up tablet
CAC Nerve up tablet is a herbo-mineral tablet and is purely ayurvedic formulation. CAC Nerve up tablets help in balancing the vata doshas. It reduces kapha dosha, and acts as nervine stimulant. It shows effective results in improving the central nervous system. It contains natural ingredients like shudha kuchala, shudha shilajeet, praval pishti, shankh bhasma etc. These contains natural vatahar properties and helps in curing vata diseases.
Recommended Dosage- Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.
2. Panchasakar Churna
This churna is specially made to remove the toxins from the body on a regular basis. This herbal remedy is made up of ingredients such as Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Swarna patri (Cassia angustifolia), Shatapushpa (Foeniculum vulgare), Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), and Saindhavan lavana (Rock salt). It balances all the doshas and reduces the symptoms of associated diseases.
Recommended Dosage- Take 1 tablespoon with Lukewarm water at bedtime.
3. Sheet Dhara Syrup
Sheet Dhara is herbo mineral and purely ayurvedic formulation. It works on all the three doshas of body but mainly act on pitta dosha. It contains Ajwaion, Kapur (camphor) and Mint leaves that help reduce Acidity and burning sensation in chest region with its cooling effects. It relaxes your mind also maintains Bloodpressure. CAC Sheet dhara help in controlling mood swings by which many women are affected nowadays. It also controls burping ,nausea and bloating.
Recommended Dosage - Take 1/2 or 1 teaspoon of sheet dhara twice daily empty stomach.
4. Digestion Support tablet
This tablet is unique blend of best digestive herbs like kutaz chal, bilav, dhania, mustak, shankh bhasm, piper mint, and dadim that maintain natural Ph balance in the stomach and aid digestion of all types of food. The herbs present in this control acidity, gas, flatulence and constipation. These all complex problems are root cause of all diseases. If digestive system is proper it leads to proper assimilation of the nutrients in the body. As per Ayurveda digestive disorders are due to imbalance of Pitta doshas. The Ama formation leads to digestive disorders.
Dosage- 1 tablet twice daily with plain water
5. Mann Mitra tablet
Mann Mitra tablet is herbal and purely ayurvedic medicine. It is used in Ayurvedic treatment for psychiatric conditions and help to balance all the three doshas of body i.e vata, pitta, kapha. CAC Mann Mitra tablet improves intelligence and speech problems. It is helpful for making the nervous system strong and nerves as well. It contains various herbs like Bala, Vacha, Shankhpushpi, Nagkeshar etc that help you fight insomnia, anxiety, and stress.
Recommended Dosage- Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.
6. Anu Tail
Anu tail is herbo mineral and purely ayurvedic formulation. It is used for ayurvedic treatment procedure known as Nasya treatment in most of the disease involving Ear, Nose and Throat involving pain. It has Tridosha balancing properties but mainly help to balance your Kapha dosha that cause Headache, running Nose or Sinusitis. It strengthens Ear, Eyes, Nose, Tongue and Throat.
Recommended Dosage- 2 drops twice a day in both nostrils