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Migraine Homeopathic treatment



It is a condition which is characterized by severe headache usually in one or both sides of the head. Migraine which occurs in episodes is usually accompanied by nausea, hypersensitivity to light and noise.

Migraine means severe one-sided headache which often disables the sufferer while he/she is concentrating or working.The word Migraine is French in origin comes from Greek word hemicrania which means one half of the head. Women are affected three times more often than men. This has been related to the hormonal changes occurring in females during their lifetime.

It commonly arises from a spot. It is usually accompanied by irritability of the mind and disturbances in special senses (vision, hearing, taste, smell, touch, etc.) and abdominal symptoms. Its intolerable intensity and recurrent nature make every sufferer worrisome. Unless one suffered and conquers headache, one cannot understand its severity.


A migraine is an episodic type of headache that may occur with symptoms such as giddiness, nausea, vomiting, or sensitivity to light. Many people feel a throbbing pain only on one side of the head.Most patient feel Lying in Dark room releive symptoms.


Brain , the superior always wins in worthiness over the heart. For example,
The advanced medical world cannot even replace a single neuron of brain, compared to the heart where medical advances by-pass the heart with instruments, replaces its valves and controls it with pacemaker.
The brain can control the heart.
Brain can also prove its worthiness naturally with its presence in a safe skull vault, compared to the heart in a rib cage

The brain is worth so much as it is the most important, sensitive organ which controls our body. It is more powerful than any other modern computer. Diseases of the brain usually disable a person or make life collapse. Migraine is one of those diseases which affects it. But still no one can confirm migraine is pain of the brain since the brain is senseless, i.e., it doesn't have any pain-sensitive nerve fibres. Altogether, the brain is a mystery. Medical studies claim that pain is due to over-stretching of blood vessels, but why it is overstretched to supply more and more blood to the brain is unknown. Anyway, the brain must be the main causative factor/ultimate culprit as it wants more blood.

Heart Patent foramen ovale(P.F.O) and Migraine Relation

Patent foramen ovale, or P.F.O., and migraine. A P.F.O. is a tunnel that connects the upper chambers of the heart — the right atrium and the left atrium. The opening allows blood that has given up nutrients and oxygen after traveling through the rest of the body to shunt into the left atrium, instead of going into the lungs to pick up more oxygen. This shunting also allows any particles in the deoxygenated blood, such as clumps of cells, as well as chemicals like serotonin that are normally filtered or metabolized in the lungs to pass into the left atrium, where they are pumped out to the rest of the body.

Everyone is born with a P.F.O., but in most individuals it closes shortly after birth. However, in about 25 percent of individuals, the tunnel (or foramen ovale, Latin for “oval window”) remains open, or patent.

There is considerable evidence to suggest that individuals who experience migraines with aura are at least twice as likely to have a P.F.O., and significantly more likely to have a large P.F.O., than individuals without migraine, or individuals with migraine without aura. That is, if you have migraine with aura, you have about a 50 percent chance of having a P.F.O.

Migraine heart connection

The reason for this association is unclear, but P.F.O. and migraine may have a shared genetic origin. Recent evidence also suggests that clumps of cells and other tiny particles in the blood that reach the brain have the potential to trigger what’s known as cortical spreading depression, or a wave of electrical activity in the brain’s cortex. This brain event is considered to be the cause of migraine aura.

So, while the evidence is mounting that if you have migraine with aura, you are at increased risk of having a P.F.O. (and vice versa), there is no firm evidence that this association is causal. In other words, it may be like red hair and freckles. If you have red hair, you’re more likely to have freckles, but one did not cause the other. Because of this lack of a causal relationship, there is currently a lack of conclusive evidence that supports having a surgical procedure to close a P.F.O. as a means to reduce migraine frequency.

Types of Migraine


Migraine with aura – is the classic type of migraine where symptoms are often preceded by subconscious symptoms or alert symptoms like momentary loss of consciousness, momentary blindness, blurred vision, unusual tinnitus, unusual abdominal cramps or rumbling, etc. These symptoms can last from minutes to hours.

Migraine without aura – In this type of migraine, patients suffer without any alert or aural symptoms.

Migaine with or without aura

 

 

Trigger of Migraine

TRIGGERS don’t exhibhit all four phases and symptoms present in each patient vary and are individual to him. Approximately one-fifth of migraine sufferers experience aura, the warning associated with migraine, prior to the headache pain while others don’t experience it.

TRIGGERS

A trigger is any stimulus that initiates an episode of migraine. A migraine episode can be precipitated by exposure or withdrawal of these triggers. These triggers are personal and vary from one migraine patient to another.

Emotions and stress: Emotional disturbances like grief, anger, stressful life, mental over exertion etc can precipitate an attack.

Alcohol : Intake of alcohol and in some patients withdrawal of alcohol might trigger an attack

Environmental factors (e.g., weather, altitude, time zone changes)

Foods that contain caffeine (e.g., coffee, chocolate), monosodium glutamate (found in Chinese food), and, processed foods like hot dogs are known to be triggers in certain individuals.

Glare or light aggravates headaches in some.

Hormonal changes in women: Many women complain of headaches either before or during menstrual periods Migraine trigger food perfumewhile others have during pregnancy or menopause.

Hunger

Lack of sleep

Certain Medications

Perfume and other strong odors

 

 

 

Causes of Migraine :

 

  • Caffeine withdrawal
  • Changes in hormone levels during a woman’s menstrual cycle or with the use of birth control pills
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Exercise or other physical stress
  • Motion sickness
  • Weather changes
  • Missed meals
  • Smoking or exposure to smoke
  • Increase in body weight , high blood pressure
  • Increased level of C- reactive protein
  • Migraine headaches can be triggered by certain foods.
  • Any processed, fermented, pickled, or marinated foods, as well as foods that contain monosodium glutamate (MSG)
  • Baked goods, chocolate, nuts, peanut butter, and dairy products
  • Fruits (avocado, banana, citrus fruit)
  • Meats containing nitrates (bacon, hot dogs, salami, cured meats), onions.

Attack of migraine can be divided into four parts

The classic migraine is characterized by one side pain preceded by various visual, sensory,motor symptoms, collectively known as an aura. The aura can be visual, sensory, motor, or any combination of these.

 

An attack of migraine can be divided into four parts:

 

  1. Prodrome : This includes symptoms experienced by patients hours or days before an attack of headache. These symptoms include irritability, depression, tiredness, yawning, constipation, stiffness of neck etc.
  2. Aura : This includes symptoms experienced just before an attack of migraine headache. They appear gradually over 5 to 20 minutes and generally last less than 60 minutes. The symptoms include foggy vision , colored vision, bright lines in front of eyes, sensation of pins or numbness on body , vertigo, loss of smelling power, nausea/vomiting and photobhobia are some symptoms experienced by differnet patients.
  3. Pain phase : Usually the headache is in one half of the head. It increases gradually and lasts from 4 to 72 hours. However the intensity, duration and frequency of pain vary from person to person. The headache can be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, verti These are the symptoms occurring after an attack of migraine. These include mood changes, depression, tiredness, lethargicness, loss of appetite etc

 

However the stages and symptoms vary from patient to patient. All the patients don’t exhibhit all four phases and symptoms present in each patient vary and are individual to him. Approximately one-fifth of migraine sufferers experience aura, the warning associated with migraine, prior to the headache pain while others don’t experience it.

 

Migraine stages prodrome,Aura,Pain Phase

 

Symptoms:

 

The pain usually is on one side of the head, sometimes it may be bilateral

Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, facial pallor, cold hands, cold feet, and sensitivity to light and sound.

Photophobia and phonophobia .

In some patients migraine attack is preceded by warning symptoms, these are as follows

• sleepiness,

• irritability

• fatigue

• depression or euphoria

• Yawning

• Cravings for sweet or salty foods.

 

Symptoms that may exists after the migraine has gone away. These can include:

• Feeling mentally dull, like your thinking is not clear or sharp

• Increased need for sleep

• Neck pain

Home Remedies for Migraine self care

migraine-diet-food 

1. Drink water helps.

2. Drink caffeine may help in case of low blood pressure associated patients.

3. Tying a headband around the head releive temprarily.

4. Fish oil reduce especially associated with high cholestrol

 5. Peppermint oil

 6. Eat ginger or take ginger capsules

7. Magnesium

 8. Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)

9. CoEnzymeQ10

10. Butterbur

11. Cold (or hot) compress

12.Avoid factors that can initiate an migraine attack such as – lack of sleep fatigue , stress , foods .

13. Avoiding alcohol, chocolates and coffee

14. Avoiding diary products (cheese , yogurt )

15.Avoiding vinegar

16. Avoiding Prickled foods

17.Avoiding meat

18.Sleeping

19.Using a cold compress to the area of pain

20.Resting with pillows comfortably supporting the head or neck

Homoeopathic Treatment:

 

Homeopathy aims to cure the disease and not just palliate the symptoms like pain. Homeopathy is a science which is based on law of individuals which means various people suffering from same disease present themselves with different individual symptoms and need different approach of treatment. Our treatment courses are tailor made for every kind of headaches and very effective in reducing headache(head pain).Similarly in cases of headache the patients present with varying symptoms e.g. different triggering factors, varying severity and character of pain , presence or absence of one or another symptom like nausea, vomiting photophobia, photophonia etc distinguish one patient from another. Further the temperament, general symptoms and emotional causes differentiate one patient from another and help to find a correct Homeopathic medicine.

 A Homeopathic practitioner does not treat the disease itself, but looks at the entire individual and how the whole body reacts. 

Homeopathic remedy that is individually chosen to the totality of symptoms that the person is experiencing, not just the allergy symptoms, stimulates the body's vital force and immune system so that the body can heal itself. However, Homeopathic medicines can also be used to treat the acute phase of their Headacheor migraines. Homeopathic treatment is safe and gentle, without any side-effects. Homoeopathy medicines are prescribed on the basis of physical, emotional, and genetic make up that individualizes a person. Homoeopathy is very effective in managing all the symptoms of Allergies and also plays an important role in preventing relapse of the condition and improving the general health of the person. Another outstanding thing about Homeopathy is that people on multiple medications can safely take Homeopathic medicines. Homeopathic drugs are non-habit forming and have no addictive characteristics. Homeopathy has an exceptional proven safety record with the FDA with 200 years of clinical effectiveness. Since it treats in totality, it leads to a permanent long-lasting cure, rather than a temporary suppression of symptoms.

Homeopathic Remedies Migraine medicines

Besides some of the following ingredients, the product contains Dr Gurpreet Singh Makkar(punjab,India), Research based, highly effective medicines .

Calcarea phos is an excellent medicine for the headache of school-going children who may be in their second teething time.  The child holds the head with hands and screams out at pain felt at the region of joints (sutures) of head bones.  Generally these children are dull and feeble minded, they cannot sustain mental exertion.  Thus dread of going to school or shirk at study whether at school or the home.

Natrium muriaticum  especially in woman ,Anaemic Patients ,Bursting pain. Sensation of a small hammer in one spot. Migraine or headache the tongue becomes excessively dry and clings to the roof of the mouth and the patient is compelled to take large amount of cold water frequently.  Generally these headaches are apt to occur after menses are over and due to loss of blood.

Lachesis  It is good medicine for pressing, bursting Migraine  particularly of left temple, may be due to heat of the sun in summer months but mostly due to stopped body’s natural discharges like the menses, nasal discharge or the sweat.  The headache may also be experienced in the morning after walk on from sleep especially in heart and chest problems.

Sangunaria   is an excellent medicine for the periodic or regular sick headache of the women in their menopause.  It begins in the morning on waking up, at times with the rays of sunrise, continues to get worse during noon and then diminishes with the waning sun.  


Right sided Headache :- Sangunaria,Belladonna

Left sided medicines:- Spigellia ,Sepia

Congestive Headache :- Pulsatilla

Headache due to  indigestion:- Nux vom

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About Dr. GS Makkar


Dr. GURPREET SINGH MAKKAR is a dynamic homeopath from India(pb). He is an ardent student of classical Homeopathy. He is a registered doctor degree holder (B.H.M.S.) from Sri Guru Nanak Dev Homoeopathic medical college(S.G.N.D Barewal Ludhiana,PUNJAB, India.
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