By Dr. Mounika Kasam, Homeopathy
Migraine is characterized by headache on one side of the head and is pulsating, throbbing and bursting in nature. Though it generally causes unilateral headache, but in many cases, the whole head may have to bear its brunt. It is mainly caused due to the dilation and thinning of the blood vessels on one side of your brain.
There are two forms of migraine:
Common – It is a type of headache which develops slowly and may get worse with increasing noise or small movements you make. It may last from few hours to two days.
Classical – This case of migraine may cause disturbances in your vision, accompanied by speech problems, vomiting, nausea, weakness, being sensitive to light and a brief paralysis of limbs.
There can be various causes of migraine. Some of them are discussed below:
1. Sleep Deprivation:
Generally, your body needs seven hours of sound sleep at night to get ready perfectly for the next day. In today’s world, the most common cause of many ailments, including migraine, is cutting on the sleeping hours.
2. Persistent use of pain medications:
Though it sounds incongruous, however, is true that many types of headaches are triggered by relying too much on the use of pain medications.
3. Excessive Hunger:
Persistent fasting and lowering blood sugar levels may be some of the causes of headaches in people suffering from migraine.
Homeopathic Management of Migraine-
It’s a general notion that migraine cannot be treated. But homeopathy, with its host of remedies, can surely treat even, the most severe cases of migraine. Some of the homeopathic medicines to treat recurring attacks in migraine patients are:
1. Bryonia: This is used to treat cases of migraine in which you experience a “bursting headache”, as if the head would split open. This sort of pain usually aggravates in hot weather.
2. Coffea: This is used to address cases where you over think about the migraine, talk persistently, resulting in mental exertion and one-sided pain.
3. Kali Bichromicum: This is used to remedy cases which are characterized by a peculiar pain wherein you suffer from a terrible headache localized to a small spot.