Migraine Management

What is Migraine?

Migraine is a widespread, chronic disorder characterized by episodic headache usually characterized by pain involving one side of the head. The cause of migraine is unknown. However, it is believed to have lifestyle, environmental and genetic factors.

MigraineSymptoms for Migraine

Migraines progress through four stages. Every stage has different symptoms or signs. Not everyone who has migraines goes through all stages. The four stages are as follows.

Prodrome: Just before a migraine attack, subtle changes such as constipation, mood changes, food cravings, neck stiffness, increased thirst and urination, frequent yawning and sleepiness are observed which is known as prodrome.

Aura: Aura are short term symptoms of the nervous system, mainly causing visual problems but can also include other disturbances like pins and needles sensations in an arm or leg, weakness or numbness in the face or one side of the body, difficulty speaking, uncontrollable jerking movements etc. Common vision problems of migraine aura include, seeing various shapes, bright spots or flashes of light and temporary vision loss. Aura might occur before or during migraines.

Attack: A migraine attack usually lasts from 4 to 72 hours if untreated. Migraines might occur rarely or strike several times a month. How often migraines episodes hit varies from person to person. During migraine attack, the main symptom seen is severe head ache usually on one side of head, but often on both sides. Patient often notices sensitivity to light, sound, and sometimes to smell. In severe cases nausea and vomiting is also observed.

Post-drome: After a migraine attack ceases, often patients feel drained, confused and exhausted for up to a day or two. Some people report pain inside the head that usually occurs with the sudden movement or bending of head.

Migraines are very complex and there is no single specific reason for the migraine occurrence. It is mainly triggered by some genetic, metabolic and neurological disorders or prolonged exposure to anxiety and stress. Some of the possible causes are change in weather, anxiety and stress, lack of sleep, un-habitual living conditions, changes in sleep patterns, hormonal or biochemical imbalance, faulty food including alcohol, additives and preservatives, cocoa products, caffeine etc.

How to Manage Migraine?

According to modern medicine system, here is no known permanent cure for migraines however, various treatments and lifestyle changes can effectively manage and reduce the frequency and severity of migraine attacks.

Using the modern medical approach, migraine is treated with over-the-counter or prescription pain relievers, migraine drugs that includes pills, nasal sprays, or shots, anti-nausea drugs, antidepressants, antiseizure drugs, lifestyle changes, self-care remedies etc. Although pain relievers and migraine abortive medications can help to relieve the symptoms, long-term use of them can lead to medication overuse and related side effects. These headaches when not treated for root causes, may cause more complications and affect the quality of life.

Also, a large percentage of patients do not respond to pharmacological interventions for migraine headache or suffer from unacceptable side-effects of medications. As a result, many patients go for complementary and alternative therapies like acupuncture, relaxation therapy, herbal remedies, vitamin or mineral supplementation and ayurvedic therapies to manage the condition holistically.

Ayurvedic Diagnosis of Migraines

According to Ayurveda, migraines are primarily caused by an imbalance of doshas. Etiological factors such as excessive consumption of unctuous substances, reduced consumption of liquids, irregular food habits, intake of heavy to digest food, exposure to extreme weather conditions, inappropriate sexual activity, withholding of natural urges, exhaustion, and exercise are understood as the causes for vitiation of Doshas and formation of Ama (a by-product of impaired metabolism). Generation of Ama can disrupt the flow of energy and cause migraines that affects the head and produces severe unilateral pain in the neck, eyebrow, temples, ear, eye, and forehead which may impair the functions of the eye and ear.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Migraines

In Ayurveda migraine can be called as Shirashoola in general and Ardhavabhedaka specifically and treated according to dosha predominance.

Ayurvedic treatment for migraines offers a natural and holistic approach to managing and preventing these episodes of headaches. By addressing the root causes, balancing the doshas, reducing the generation of Ama and adopting dietary and lifestyle modifications, individuals can find relief and significantly reduce the future migraine episodes. By incorporating Ayurvedic principles into daily routine, one can experience long-term relief from migraines.

How do we treat Migraine at Prasadini?

Migraine management at Prasadini Ayurnikethana begins with an initial consultation with Ayurveda expert doctor either through online or offline mode. The appointments may be booked either through this site or through WhatsApp.

In Ayurveda, diagnosing migraines involves examining individual’s body constitution that is, Prakriti, current imbalances in the body that is Vikriti, the lifestyle, and emotional well-being of the individual. Our skilled ayurvedic practitioner will evaluate medical condition of the individual as per Ayurvedic principles, lifestyle and overall health. Based on the evaluation report the underlying causes of migraine headache is determined and a personalized treatment plan is made that may include various classical ayurveda therapies, nutrition therapy, yoga and meditation to treat and manage migraine.

The therapies like Shirodhara, Thakradhara, Nasya, Abhyanga, Mukhalepam, Panchakarma are conducted using suitable herbs, oils and other ayurvedic preparations which are formulated as per the condition of the patient.

Based on the condition of disease and the condition of patient and as per doctors’ suggestion, the therapies, a perfect nutrition regimen, herbal formulations and the total number of days required for the complete program will be planned by our experts, thus tailoring a personalized migraine management plan.

After completion of the main treatment procedures, Rasayana (herbal medicines that has the quality of rejuvenation and healing) drugs are suggested according to the condition of the individual. Also, our doctor will provide follow-up care to ensure that you continue to maintain optimal health and wellness. This may include guidance on lifestyle, nutrition care and continued use of herbal formulations to maintain optimum health.

Approximate Package Charge: Rs.4700/- per day.

Package includes

  • Doctors’ consultation
  • Ayurveda therapy charges.
  • Medicines and oils used for the treatment procedures
  • Three meals (Sathvik, pure vegetarian diet) and herbal drinks and juices as per the detox plan.
  • Accommodation (Non-A/C double/ single occupancy room with 24 hours hot water supply.)
  • Sessions on healthy lifestyle, nutrition, and healing.
  • Yoga, Pranayama and meditation sessions.
  • Room services and nursing services.
  • Access to Wi-Fi.

Reservation Criteria

We are deeply concerned with quality of classical Ayurveda therapies and services we provide. We take limited number of individuals each month to meet this purpose. Therefore, its necessary to confirm your participation by reserving therapeutic packages at least two weeks in advance.

  • The 50% of the total package charges must be paid in advance while booking your packages.
  • The remaining 50% charges can be paid on the first day of the treatments before starting therapies.