Migraine - Parshvapu Noppi - Ayurveda
A Migraine Headache is a throbbing or pulsating headache that is often one-sided (unilateral) and linked with nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light, sound, and smells, sleep disruption, and depression.
Migraines divided according to the signs they produce. The two most basic types are Migraine with Aura and Migraine without Aura.
Some women experience migraine headaches just before or during menstruation. These headaches, which are called Menstrual Migraines, may be associated with hormonal changes and usually do not occur during pregnancy. Other women develop migraines for the initial time during pregnancy or after menopause.
Migraines may occur at any age, but usually, found between the ages of 10 and 40 and diminish after age 50. Some people encounter many migraines a month, while others have only a few migraines during their lifetime. Almost 75% of Migraine sufferers are women.
The cause of migraine is unknown. The condition may result from a series of reactions in the central nervous system caused by changes in the body or the environment. There is usually a family history of the disorder, hinting that migraine sufferers may inherit sensitivity to triggers that produce inflammation in the blood vessels and nerves around the brain, causing pain.
A trigger is any stimulus that initiates a process or reaction. Commonly identified migraine triggers include the following:
Alcohol (e.g., Red wine), Environmental factors (e.g., Weather, Altitude, Time zone changes), Foods like Coffee, Chinese food, Chocolate, and Processed foods, Glare, Hormonal changes in women, Hunger, Lack of sleep, Medications, Perfumes, Stress.
In Ayurveda, “Ardhavabhedaka” may be a comparable clinical condition of Migraine. ‘Ardhetu Moordhanah Ardhavabhedhaka’ means ‘pain in half of the portion of the head’. It is described as a separate clinical entity in the classics of Caraka and Susruta while Vagbhata included this condition in the classification of Vataja Siroroga. Ayurvedic treatment for migraine in Warangal has firmly gained the success rate.
The Ayurvedic Treatment of Migraine includes nasya karma. Kapha related toxins from the paranasal sinuses are eliminated, and the region nourished. Due to this, the patient feels great satisfaction in the head and clarity of the sense organs. Breathing grows completely unobstructed, which provides sound sleep at night. Olfactory improvement is also felt. Nasyam is very effective in migraine.
The other therapies include Abhyangam, Swedam, Elakiddi, Shiro Vasthi, Dhumapanam, Vasthi Karma, etc according to the necessity of the patient’s disease severity. Samsarjana karma includes samana medicines, pranayama-the breathing exercises, diet modifications, and lifestyle corrections.