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Ayurvedic Medicine for Migraine Headaches

Updated on January 23, 2012

When I was 15-year-old, I had headaches with pain in both eyes. Doctors always said it is just a sinus pain. At that time, I had an x-ray done to see if I had sinus problem but it showed no sinus and whenever I complained of headaches with eye pain, doctors always said you have sinus or gastric problem. I started having severe headaches about 3 months ago. I had sleep disorder about 3 months ago where I was unable to sleep for about 13 days (I mean a sound sleep here I don’t mean like waking continuously for 13 days. My body and mind were completely tired but I didn’t get sleep). My doctor gave me a very little dose of sleeping pills. I took pills for about 2 to 3 days and they didn’t help and doesn’t suit me so I stopped them. After 13 days, I gradually recovered. Then, I had severe headaches like migraines as if I would faint. This headache is severe on right temple in all the nerves connecting eye and temple. I had Prolactin test done and it is elevated so doctor gave me Cabgolin 0.5 mg and told me to take it for 2 months and then again get the test done. From last 3 days, I am having severe headaches more or less for a full day and bad than before. Whenever I change my position like standing after sitting for a while or bending to pick anything, something strikes on the right side and it starts aching like hell. Another thing is that sleeping doesn’t help relieve the headache and instead it becomes worse when I wake up after sleeping. Today, the headache is severe and I am feeling its effect on my face and nose also (hope you understand what I am trying to say by feeling its effect on my face and nose). Please suggest some Ayurvedic medicine for headaches or some alternative or natural medicine for my severe headaches.

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Triphala powder to treat gastric problems and vata dosha for headaches

For any discussion, certain basic data are important. Age, sex, whether married or not; if having other illnesses like diabetes or high BP. What all medications you are already on. How long you have been having this headache. (You said it started at age 15 and we are not able to guess what age you are now). As your doctor is testing Prolactin level in your blood, he already has a diagnosis in mind. And he has prescribed a medicine Cabgolin with a specific purpose. I am sure he knows about “cluster headaches”. What did the doctor tell you or if you are very young, your parents? What other tests were done for you?

Hope this helps. Wish you the very best and relief from headaches as early as possible. The cause for your headache is not yet found. No need to assume the cause this or that. Modern medicine did not help you for the several years. They are unable to find a solution. An essential oil bath is always soothing as it relaxes the mind and calms the headaches and specific medicated essential oils will help better. If you want, you can take Ayurvedic medicine:

One saraswatharishtam at bed time

Dhanwantharam gritham 101; morning only is enough.

Sometimes headaches are induced by gastric problem too so here is the remedy for gastric issues:

You can take Triphala water in the morning as it will help you in digestion problem or you can take it directly as a Triphala churna (powder form) with warm water in the night. This will help you with motions in the morning if you have any constipation problem. Also you can take Triphala as a decoction, soak it in 1 glass of water in the night, boil it to the half in the morning and then drink. For morning drink if you can take just plain 1 glass warm water only (or you can add 1 teaspoon of honey) and it will help you in reducing vata dosha which is the main reason for pain. You can also try green tea instead of regular tea which will help you in detoxifying your body.


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      Rajinder Soni 5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks a lot for your visit lex123 and TranTheMan. I am glad that I published an informative article.

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      TrahnTheMan 5 years ago from Asia, Oceania & between

      Very informative- thanks.

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      lex123 5 years ago

      Very informative hub, especially for a reader like me who is also a migraine sufferer. Ayurveda is useful for many people, and I am a great believer in ayurveda.