Treatment for Migraine in Ayurveda
Migraine is a very common form of headache, seen in nearly 15 % of the population. Women are more likely to suffer from migraine, than men. Usually there is a hereditary component seen among sufferers.
In Ayurveda, migraine is very similar to "Anantavaata", a vata dosha disorder. There is another condition described in Ayurveda, the "Ardhavabhedak". However, ardhavabhedak only refers to the one-sided headache and does not encompass migraine completely.
Causes of Migraine
The exact cause of migraine is not known. Meaning that, it is not known why some people are prone to migraine-related headaches and some others are not. In people with migraine complaints, it is observed that there are usually some triggering factors that bring on the migraine headache.It is advisable to avoid known trigger factors, irregularity in meals, and physical and emotional stress.
From the external symptoms, it can be understood which of the three doshas is causing the attack. Refer to the following table to see what kind of migraine symptoms are shown by the doshas:-class="border">
|Migraine due to Vata dosha||Migraine due to Pitta dosha||Migraine due to Kapha dosha|
|Dryness of skin
Pain is very acute
|Redness and burning sensation in the eyes
Hypersensitivity to light
Headache with a dull throbbing pain
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