What kind of headache is a migraine?
A migraine is a severe headache that comes on suddenly and may last for many hours or even days. It causes intense agony that feels like a splitting headache. The hammering and pulsating pain often begin in the forehead, the side of both heads, or the region surrounding the eyes, but it may also occur in other locations.
The headache becomes much worse as time goes on. Moving about, becoming physically active, being exposed to bright light, and having a high-noise environment may make the discomfort much more severe. It is not uncommon for sufferers with migraines to experience nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea.
Treatment of Migraines Using Ayurvedic Medicine
It is not the purpose of Ayurvedic medicine to cure the illness itself; rather, it is designed to treat the particular state of disease that a person experiences as a consequence of having the disease. Panchakarma, translated as “purification,” is an effective treatment for migraines and is highly recommended. Before beginning, the patient and the Ayurveda practitioner will have an in-depth ayurvedic consultation. To help you feel better, the doctor may recommend certain medications, treatments, or even a specific food and lifestyle plan, depending on the circumstances.
This treatment may turn out to be an effective ayurvedic remedy for migraines. A method known as Shirodhara is one in which a constant stream of hot oil is sprayed over the forehead, the area of the head where the nerves are most concentrated. Therefore, the pressure of both the oil causes a vibration on the forehead, which supports the respiratory system and mind in feeling a state of tranquilly and relaxation. This is achieved by acupressure.
Nasya, also known as the nasal administration of herbal preparations, is one of the drugs that operate directly on the nerves and removes the accumulation of toxins in the sinuses. The medication is given via the nostrils; its full name is nasal administration of herbal preparations. It is one of the most typical places for many nerve endings to be accessible, which is why the mucus coating found within the nostrils is included in this category.
The therapeutic oils that Nasya administers directly influence all of these nerve endings, which helps in the pacification of Vata and the outflow of mucus that has been collected in the sinuses. As a direct consequence, the pressure at this place has been reduced.
Chronic migraine leads to the accumulation of harmful substances in the brain, which may influence the functioning of the different sense organs and cause them to malfunction. Chronic migraine also increases the risk of developing migraines in the future. Consequently, you may experience changes in your sensitivity to light, sound, smell, and even mood. The elimination of these toxins and the fortification of the nervous system are both helped by the practice of panchakarma.
The neurological system is nourished through special therapies such as sirodhara, shiroabhyanga, and sirovasti, amongst others. This, in turn, helps to normalise the activity of vata inside the body. In addition, using additional Panchakarma therapies such as Virechana (purgation) and Vasti (an enema) might help remove toxins from the body. Vasti is an enema, while Virechana is a purgation.