WHAT IS MIGRAINE?
Migraine is a medical condition which is associated with severe throbbing pain in head. The pain usually occurs in one side of the head. The pain is often associated with nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light. These are the aura symptoms which occur with or before a migraine attack. The attack can last for a few hours to a few days. Sometimes the pain is so severe that it interferes with the daily activities of an individual.
The intensity, severity, symptoms and frequency of migraine vary from person to person. In some persons, migraine occurs once in a week while in others, it occurs occasionally. There are various types of medications available for its treatment. However, some of the home remedies, dietary and lifestyle changes are also very helpful.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF MIGRAINE?
The exact cause of occurrence of migraine is not known. But it is believed to be due to abnormal brain activity which leads to release of harmful chemicals in brain. Migraine is triggered by the following factors:
- Extremes of weather
- Bright lights
- Changes in atmospheric pressure
- Excessive stress
- Hormonal changes
- Loss of water from body
- Severe physical activity
- Noise pollution
- Abnormal sleeping patterns
- Usage of certain medicines such as oral contraceptives, nitroglycerin, etc
- Skipping meals
- Certain types of foods
- Cigarette smoking
- Alcohol abuse
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF MIGRAINE?
Following are the common symptoms of migraine:
- Shooting pain in one side of the head
- Tingling sensation in arms or legs
- Increased sensitivity to light
- Blurry vision
- Difficulty in speaking
- Pulsating or throbbing pain
- Weakness in one side of body or face
- Bright spots or flashes of light
- Numbness in legs or arms
HOME REMEDIES FOR MIGRAINE
Some of the home remedies can be very helpful in treating migraine:
- Very little sleep or too much sleep is one of the triggers of migraine. It also lowers the capacity to bear pain. So one should have 8 to 10 hours of good sleep each night, this refreshes the mind and body.
- Regular yoga can be very helpful in managing the symptoms of migraine. It increases the blood supply to the concerned area and thus prevents migraine attack. As the pace of yoga is slower, it doesn’t trigger migraine.
- Caffeine is present in tea, coffee and some other beverages. Caffeine helps in absorption of migraine drugs faster. It gives mild relief from headache. However, it may lead to some of the withdrawal symptoms like fatigue, etc.
APPLICATION OF LAVENDER OIL
- Lavender oil can be either inhaled directly or diluted with a carrier oil. It is also applied in small amounts on temples of forehead. It helps in decreasing the intensity of migraine pain. It reduces the frequency and severity of migraine attacks.
AVOID CERTAIN TYPES OF FOOD
Diet is very important in managing the symptoms of migraine. Some of the foods and drinks can trigger migraine. The foods are:
- Alcohol like red wine
- Very cold foods like ice cream
- Hot dogs
- Parmesan or swiss cheese
- Processed foods
- Dry fruits
CHANDIGARH AYURVED CENTER’S MEDICATIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF MIGRAINE
Here are some of the medications of Chandigarh Ayurved Center which are used for the 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, abhrak bhasma, 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