What is Migraine ?
Migraine is one of the results of stressful modern lifestyle.
By definition, Migraine is a neurological disease which causes severe headache in only one half of the head. The sharp pain is recurring and often comes with nausea, vomiting and visual disturbances.
What happens exactly ?
Hormonal fluctuation in the blood vessels around head is the main cause of migraine. It has two phases. In first phase, the vessels contraction happens and leads to spots in front of eyes. This phase is called 'Migraine Aura'.
In second phase, the vessels start to dilate and with the over reaction of hormones, the severe headache starts.
The herbal solution
The widely used ayurvedic remedy for migraine is following
- Shatavari(Indian Asparagus) 5 Parts.
- Brahmi(Bacopa Monniery) 4 parts
- Jatamamsi(Muskroot) 3 parts
- Musta(Cyperus Rotundus) 3 parts
Mix these four herbs well in powder form and take 1/2 teaspoon after breakfast and dinner with little warm water.
In long term, Chyawanprash, Brahmi and Ashwagandha heal.
Panchakarma cleans the whole body and mind. It is a few days(usually 5) process and taken in place in proper guidance at an ayurvedic hospital. Describing punchakarma is beyond the scope of this article. Still, it has provided great relief to migraine patients. Visit ayurvedic hospital/doctor nearby you and you will get all the other required information about panchakarma.
Make tea of half teaspoon of each Ashwagandha and Brahmi in a cup of water
and drink 2-3 times a day.
Ginger Tea is another solution that has helped many.
Yoga : Sheetli Pranayam(Cooling Breath)
Specially recommended for migraine patients, sheetli pranayam is done by making a tube of your tongue. Inhale through the tube and exhale through the nose.
Video shows 'how to' in more detail