Migraine is a health condition that causes severe headache, often accompanied by nausea and vomiting. It may start first in childhood or as a young adult, though such attacks often stop during later stages of adulthood in many people. However, it also continues throughout life in some cases. Headache causes intense throbbing or pulsing sensation in one area of the head and is often followed by nausea, vomiting and extreme sensitivity to light, sound or smell. The pain is generally made worse by physical activity; while lying down in a dark, quiet place might feel better.
The specialty of Ayurveda is it focuses on the root cause of the disease and provides complete cure. As described above, Toxin (Ama) and aggravation of Dosha are the main causes of diseases. Hence, efforts should be made to remove the toxin from the body (through various purification procedures), stimulate the digestive fire to stop further production of Ama and balance the Dosha.
For this, in Ayurveda, there are treatments (Upakarmas), such as-
- Shiro Pichu
- Shiro Dhara
And main treatment (Pradhana Karmas) such as-
- Virechana (Purgation Therapy)
- Basti (Enema Therapy)