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Ayurvedic Medicine for Headache – Symptoms and Treatment

2.Headache

"A headache ( shiroshool) is a frequent ailment characterised by pain and discomfort in the head, scalp, or neck. Headaches can be moderate at times, but they can also be severe, making it difficult to focus at work and perform  other everyday activities. Fortunately, most headaches may be controlled with baidyanath ayurvedic  medicine and a change in lifestyle. A medical history and physical examination can be used to diagnose the underlying cause of a headache.
A full neurological evaluation should be included in this examination. medicine for headache is baidyanath shiroshoolvajradi rasa, godanti bhasm, pathyadi kwath, sutsekhar rasa, avipattikar churn, ashwgandha churn, amalki rasayan, sarpagandha ghan vati etc"

 

Symptoms:
  • Pain in the back of the neck and shoulders.
  • Pain in the head

Causes:

Improper diet and lifestyle causes vitiation (impairment) of the vata (air) and kapha (water). Vata is obstructed by the kapha in the head region, causing headache. As the pain intensifies, vata also vitiates pitta dosha (fire), causing a burning sensation in the head, nausea and vomiting. Headache is also often caused by emotional stress, overwork or insomnia.

A number of factors may trigger Headache, including:

  • Hormonal changes in women -Hormonal medications, such as oral contraceptives and hormone replacement therapy, also may worsen migraines because of Fluctuations in estrogen seem to trigger headaches in many women. Women with a history of migraines often report headaches immediately before or during their periods, when they have a major drop in estrogen.
  • Foods- eged, cheeses, salty foods and processed foods and sweetener aspartame and the preservative monosodium glutamate may trigger headache. Skipping meals or fasting also can trigger attacks.
  • Stress, Alcohol, especially wine, highly caffeinated beverages and Missing sleep or getting too much sleep may trigger headache..
  • Bright lights, loud sounds and sun glare can induce migraines. Strong smells including perfume, paint thinner, smoke, change of weather and others can trigger headache in some people.
  •  Intense physical exertion, including sexual activity, may provoke headache.

Ayurvedic Medicine for Fever, Diet & Lifestyle:
  • Avoid following factors

    1. Foods- eged, cheeses, salty foods and processed foods and sweetener aspartame and the preservative monosodium glutamate may trigger migraines. Skipping meals or fasting.

    2. Stress, Alcohol, especially wine, highly caffeinated beverages and Missing sleep or getting too much sleep.

    3. Bright lights, loud sounds and sun glare can induce migraines. Strong smells including perfume, paint thinner, smoke, change of weather and Intense physical exertion, including sexual activity.

    Head massage with Bhringraj Oil and brahmi oil is also beneficial. This massage gives a calming effect to your nervous system.

Home Remedy:

Ayurvedic treatment of Migraine, Ayurvedic medicine and panchkarma therapy are used which pacification of Pitta Dosha, Vat Dosha and restoration of digestive function in the body. Nervine tonics are also recommended ayurvedic medicine for headache to 

 
enhance the ojas, relax the mind and give strength to the nervous system.

Shirolepa – Application of herbal pastes which pacify Pitta Dosha like Sandalwood, camphor, Jatamansi.
Shiro Dhara (Pouring of thin stream of liquid over scalp)- Shiro  dhara with oils like kshirbala tail and chananadi oil 
is carried out where Vata involvement is high.
Cow milk is done when Pitta involvement is more.

Takra Dhara (buttermilk) is done when there is obstruction to Vata passage is to be removed.
Shirovasti – Retaining the medicated oils over the leather cap fitted over the scalp. Any vata-pitta pacifying oils are beneficial for this purpose.
Sneha nasya – Instillation of medicated oils can be carried to the nostrils
.

Note: Medicine should be taken according to vaidya/docter


Treatment with Remedies and Ayurvedic Medicine
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