Migraine is a type of headache in which there are frequent attacks of moderate to severe headaches. It may occur with symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, or sensitivity to light, smell, and sound.
Let’s see how I treat these types of cases with mind method of homeopathy.
A 16 years boy came to my clinic with his father. He sat in waiting area with hands on forehead and looking down. He was wearing a monkey cap covering his eyes. (Many times, I use to observe patient’s behavior in the waiting area. This helps me a lot in knowing nature of the patient).
So here is the case…
After their turn they entered my cabin. He had come covered his eyes with a monkey cap. He was having severe pain and was very restless.
Actually I was tensed, seeing him in the pain and I asked myself, shall I treat him or refer him to other doctor?? but father said we have shown to many physicians with temporary relief and insisted me to treat him.
In later follow ups, he was to much better and have no episodes of migraine till now.
Migraine is not only a headache. It can hamper your daily life, making it difficult to work or perform routine activities.
Commonly it starts at puberty and is worst during middle age.
The headaches usually affect one half of the head, with pulsating, throbbing pain in nature which may last from hours to 3 days. The pain gets worse by physical activity.
Most of the patients have a typical aura of visual disturbance alarming that the headache is going to start.
The exact causes are unknown. The following factors are known to be causes or triggers –
Genetic factors – Most of the cases (about 2/3rd) run in families.
Environmental factors – like flickering screens, strong smells, secondhand smoke, loud noises, stuffy rooms, temperature changes, and bright lights.
Hormonal – for example during the menses. It is seen more commonly in women than in men. The attacks usually decrease during pregnancy and after menopause.
Dietary factors – such as alcohol, caffeine, chocolate, cheese, citrus fruits, and foods containing the additive tyramine.
Medications – like sleeping pills, hormone replacement therapy (HRT), and birth control pills.
Some other triggers – such as tiredness, less sleep, overexertion, low sugar levels, jet lag, dehydration.
Risk factors – depression, irritable bowel disorder, sleep disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety.
Signs and symptoms –
One-sided headache which worsens during physical activity or straining.
About 50% of people experience physical and sensory symptoms, such as aura before the headache.
The pain is frequently accompanied by nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light, sound, & smell, fatigue, and irritability.
Mild to severe throbbing or pulsating type of headache with nausea and vomiting.
In adults, the pain usually lasts up to 3 days & in children usually less than 1 hour.
Migraine with aura (classic migraine), Migraine without aura, Chronic migraine, Menstrual, Abdominal, Vestibular Hemiplegic.
- Use cold packs or masks
- Stay in a quiet, darkened room
- Take a good sleep
- Yoga and Acupressure – also found to be effective in pain relief from chronic headaches and other conditions
- Magnesium supplementation often helps to prevent it
- Physiotherapy like neck exercises, massages
- Avoid food and beverages such as meat, bacon, sausage, alcohol, chocolate, processed foods, pickles, dairy products like buttermilk, sour cream, etc.
Identify and avoid triggers like stress, overexertion, certain foods, medicines, exposure to bright lights, low sugar level, alcohol, less sleep. Monitor and observe yourself to out such triggers.
Learn stress reduction techniques such as yoga, cognitive behavioral therapy, biofeedback, and relaxation techniques.
Regular physical exercise may decrease the frequency.
The diagnosis of migraine is based on signs, symptoms, and history. Imaging tests are not helpful but may be used to find other causes of headaches like tumors.
Homeopathic Treatment of migraines –
There is no cure for migraine. But, homeopathic treatment has shown excellent results in treating migraines. Homeopathic medicines are reliable and safe.
Homeopathic medicines work wonderfully in acute as well as chronic attacks. Medicines in homeopathy are selected as per the individual case. Detailed analysis & evaluation of individual symptoms is done to select the proper medicine i.e. Similimum.
“I believe that human health is precious and should not be compromised under any circumstances. That’s why I strongly believe in homeopathy because it is natural and has no side effects.”