Migraine is a burning health problem of modern age, affecting more than 1 in 10. Suitable lifestyle changes, Ayurvedic therapies and medicines hold the key in treating migraine.

In Ayurveda this condition is referred as ‘Sooryavarta’. Soorya means ‘Sun’ and avarta means ‘affliction’ or ‘blockage’. The headache gets worsened on sunrise, peaks during noon hours and reduces after evening. Even though this is the typical feature of this illness, it may not be true in all cases. Symptoms may vary based on body types and habits.

Migraine is caused by excessive stimulation of brain and blood vessels.

Migraine headache is usually associated with one sided throbbing headache, with nausea (tendency of vomiting), vomiting and sensitivity to light. Some people get warning symptoms called aura, having visual changes, just ahead of migraine episode.

Ayurvedic treatment procedures like Vamana, Nasya and dhoomapana are highly beneficial in case of sinusitis. You may consult us personally and get these treatment procedures done.

  • Migraine causes as per Ayurveda
  • Suppression of natural urges
  • Indigestion
  • Intake of polluted food
  • Exposure to sunshine for prolonged period
  • Oily and spicy food
  • Anger, jealousy, grief, stress etc
  • Intake of dry, pungent and salty food etc
  • Alcohol or smoking
  • Sudden stopping of intake of coffee / tea.
  • Changes in hormone levels during a woman’s menstrual cycle or with the use of birth control pills
  • Changes in sleep patterns – excess sleep or less sleep
  • Exercise or other physical stress
  • Excessive stimulation or stress on sense organs by loud noises, bright lights, strong perfumes / odours,
  • Fasting
  • Stress and anxiety

Migraine attacks can be caused by:

On the other hand, Ayurveda is different; Ayurveda treats the whole person and tailor made treatment is devised for each different patient. For example 5 different patients of migraine headache may be given 5 different kind of remedies depending upon their physical and mental makeup, aggravating and ammeliorating factors. There are 253 remedies to choose from for migraine headaches in Ayurveda. 

This is one reason an experienced and knowledgeable homeopathy doctor is required to work on the disease. Ayurveda also helps and transforms people mentally, emotionally and physically. Ayurveda treatment of migraine headaches depends totally upon the symptoms presented including the psycho-physical makeup of the patient. The character and the modalities associated and also the symptoms associated with the migraine headaches like aura, vomiting, nausea and the trigger factors decide the choice of Ayurveda medicine that would help that particular case.