Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Migraine is very common these days and is considered as a problem of the nervous system.
Migraine is defined as a condition where you have severe and recurring headache accompanied by nausea. The frequency and the nature of pain vary from person to person and in general the headache is felt only on one side of the head.


  • Mainly mild, moderate or severe pain in the head, part of the head, forehead or the eyes.
  • Uneasiness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Difficulty in sleeping

Ayurveda states that a humour called “Vata” controls the nervous system and brain activity. Due to imbalance in vata, migraine happens. Vata imbalance are the result of mental or physical stress, improper metabolism, poor elimination, sleeplessness, reading with insufficient light, viewing TV for long period etc.
The main reasons behind Migraine are discussed below:

Lifestyle Reasons
  • Life full of tension and worry out of hectic schedule and overloaded with responsibilities
  • Some immediate problems like financial problems
  • Continuous exposure to toxins and chemical pollutants
  • Due to the habit of chain smoking
  • Unexpected change in climate
  • Too much viewing of television with lot of visual and sound effects
  • Improper sleep pattern
  • Due to pubertal changes in Girls
  • Due to starvation
  • Extreme excitement or sorrow can ignite migraine.
Diet Reasons
  • Ajinomoto in food (Monosodium Glutamate)
  • Foods rich in oil and spice can cause migraine
  • Foods that are fermented with too much yeast
  • Saccharin
  • Consuming beverages like tea, coffee and colas
  • Over usage of diary products
  • Meat products that are not fresh
  • Grapes and raisins
  • Using dry fruits such as nuts and peanuts
  • Alcohol consumption
Due to Certain Medications
  • Usage of nitroglycerine that dilate blood vessels
  • Excessive use of pain killers
  • After the withdrawal from using pain killers
  • Use of birth control pills
  • Medicines like aminophylline used for asthma
  • Drugs like reserpine, nifedipine and diuretics used for blood pressure

Ayurvedic Treatment for Migraine:

Panchakarma Treatment: To flush out toxins. It includes the pre-purification therapies consisting of Nasya, Shirodhara, etc.

Ayurvedic Treatment: To nourish the body and to bring back the doshas to normalcy or balance. It also regenerates the body. Ayurvedic medicines useful for Migraine are: 
  • Shira shooladi vajra rasa
  • Maha vata vidhwansa rasa
  • Pathyaadi kwath
  • Brahmi vati
  • Praval panchamrit
  • Dashmoolaasava, etc.

Diet Regulation: Maintaining a diet recommended by the ayurvedic physician according to the imbalance of dosha (Vata, Pitta or Kapha)

Yoga and Pranayama: Doing Yoga and Pranayama are highly beneficial.

Changes in Life Style: By bringing the life style changes prescribed by your physician would do well.   
                                                                                                                          Ayurvedic treatment begins only after meticulous analysis of the patient’s conditions and after identifying his body constituency. The treatment processes vary from person to person and a good ayurvedic physician can surely help you in this.

(P.S: As every human being is different according to Ayurveda, all have different cures. So, kindly consult us or an Ayurvedic doctor before taking any herbal medicines.)

        This post is written by Dr.Jaina Patwa who is a Chief Ayurvedic practitioner based at Vile Parle, Mumbai, India. She is available as an online Ayurvedic Consultant on Skype. Skype ID - vishwacare

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing information
    Ayurveda therapies when applied with skill and care work on both the physical and psychological levels to invigorate, relax and ease pain or tension from stiff aching muscles, boost circulation and alleviate mental stress, soothing the soul and fostering balance and serenity.