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Migraine is the frequent headaches felt as a throbbing or pulsing pain at the front or side of the head. Migraine patients are often very sensitive to light and sound. It can also cause vomiting and nausea. Migraine is thrice common in women than men.
Factors such as anxiety, stress, lack of food or sleep, exposure to light and hormonal changes (in women) can trigger a migraine.
Although the exact cause of migraine is not known, it is believed widely that disease is caused as the result of temporary changes in the chemicals and blood vessels in the brain.
Migraine can adversely affect your quality of life and it may also prevent you from performing daily activities.
In Ayurveda migraine is considered as a tridosha disorder. Vata dosha which controls the functions of the nervous system and the activities in the brain. It is the imbalance of this vata that causes migraine. Vata imbalance is caused due to irregular metabolism, poor elimination, mental and physical stress.
A strict dietary habits would help a person to maintain good health and offer immunity from persistent headaches. Certain yoga treatments and pachakarma therapy are also effective methods to treat migraine in Ayurveda. ”Suvarna sutashkhara ras” is the most common Ayurvedic medicine prescribed for migraine treatment.