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Migrain (Ardhavabhedaka) silent bomb blast in head: Care by ayurveda

Migrain (Ardhavabhedaka) silent bomb blast in head: Care by ayurveda
By Nagaland Post | Publish Date: 5/31/2020 4:56:36 AM IST

 MIGRAINS DO NOT KILL YOU THEY JUST TOURTURE YOU ENOUGH TO WISH THEY DID

In ardhavabhedaka there is cutting and churning pain in half of the region of head, cervical region, eyebrows, temporal part , ears, eyes, and frontal head which is very much similar to Migraine. Typically the headache is unilateral (affecting one half of the head) varied in intensity, frequency and duration, lasting from 2 to 72 hours commonly accompanied by nausea and vomiting. It can be co-related with Migrain according to modern. 
NIDANA (AETIOLOGY) OF ARDHAVABHEDAKA Migraine is more common in women than men and commonly in the second and third decade of life. The cause of migraine is unknown. However, it is believed to be related to a mix of environmental and genetic factors. 
AAHARAJA NIDANA (DIETARY CAUSES)  
• Excessive intake of Ruksha Bhojana (Dry and Coarse food)  
• Adhyashan (Excessive intake of meal or eating during indigestion)  
• Skipping meals/Fasting/Hunger 
• Atiambupana (Excessive intake of water) 
• Atimadyapana (Excessive intake of alcohol).
VIHARAJA NIDANA (HABITUAL AND OCCUPATIONAL CAUSES) 
• Due to excessive exposure to frost  Weather changes, High altitude, Barometric pressure changes
• Suppression of the natural urges specially of Mutravega, Purishavega, Kshavathuvega and Nidravega.  
• Ayasa (Excessive exercise or Fatigue) 
• Changes in sleep patterns as Diva Swapna (day sleeping) after taking meal or Ratrijagarana (overnight awakening)
• Atibhasya (over talking)  
• Excessive Exposure to Sun rays or bright light
• Asatmyagandha (Bad Odour) 
• Staying in unhygienic conditions. 
• Hormonal (Menstrual cycle fluctuations, oral contraceptives pills etc.)
• Mansika Nidana When psychological stress is involved the migraine attack occurs often.
• Shiroabhighata Mild associated head injury e.g. heading a football is a precipitating factor. 
SYMPTOMS 
• Vedana (pain) in Ardheshirsha (half of the region of head
• Cutting and churning pain in half of the region of Manya (cervical region) Bhru (Eye brows), Shankha (Temporal region), Karna (Ears), Akshi (Eyes) and Lalata (Frontal head).
• Tearing and throbbing intensity of pain with Bhrama (Vertigo/confusion). 
• The disease develops either at the interval of fortnight (15 days) or 10 days2 or a month and subsides of its own accord.
• Shankhamoola Darana (Tearing pain in temporal regions)
• Gandashotha (Swelling over Zygomatic area)
• Chakshu-Virajyata (Redness of Eyes).
• Ardhashirsha Vikara is elevated with the rise of Sun. 
MANAGEMENT AS PER AYURVEDIC PRINCIPLES 
• Nidana Parivarjana (Avoidance of Causative Factors) 
• Aushadh chikitsa 
• Panchkarma procedures  Nasya, Basti, Upnaha, Shiro-Basti, Dahana Karma (Cautrization
• Shamana Chikitsa 
Do’s
AAHARA (DIET)  
• Oily substances- Purana Ghrita, Chatuhsneha (Ghrita,• Taila, Vasa, Majja) in uttam matra  
• Dhanya - Shalidhanya, Shathi dhanya, Yusha
• Vegetables -Patola, Shigru, Draksha, Vastuka, Karvellaka, Amra, Dhatri,  
• Fruits -Dadima, Matulunga,
• liquids - Takra, Kanjika, coconut water,
• Drugs - Haritaki, Kustha, Bhringraja, Kumari, Musta, Ushir, Chandrika, Gandhasara.
 VIHARA (REGIMES) 
• Treatment- Shiroabhyanga, Nasya, Dhoomapana, Virechana, Shirolepa, Shirobasti, Upnaha, Raktamokshana, Agnikarma  
• Practice good sleep habits
• Exercise daily, and another relaxation technique
• Do Yoga, Pranayam (Anuloma - Viloma)
• Shavasana  Loose excess weight
 Dont’s
AAHARA VIHARA  
• Ruksha bhojana, Atimadyapana, Viruddhabhojana etc.  
• Do not overuse pain medicine
• Vegadharana (Supression of Natural Urges), Atijalakrida, vriddhuajalakrida, Atimaithuna, Divaswapana (Day Sleep), Ratrijagrana (awake at night), Atibhasya (Excessive Talking), Adhyasana, Pragvata and Avashyaya sevana, Manastapa.
HOME REMEDIES
• 1 tablespoon Ginger Powder (Sunthi) with milk make into a paste and then apply in forehead.
• 1 tablespoon Chinamaon with milk make into a paste and then apply in forehead. 
• 1 tablespoon Amlakhi powder with milk make into a paste and then apply in forehead.
• Nasal oil application (Pratimarshya Nasya) with  8 Drops Tila Taila (Seseme Oil) in both nose-trills twice daily.
NOTE: Ayurvedic medicines and treatments should be taken under Qualified Ayurvedic Doctor/Physician. The drugs described in this article are for general information/educational purpose only. Anyone should not use these without consulting a qualified Ayurveda doctor/physician. 
Every week a new video is uploaded in Youtube channel Health Naturally do subscribe to it. The dose and duration of the treatment may be decided by the physician according to the condition of the patient.
Dr. Imlikumba, Medical Officer (Ayurveda), North Eastern Institute of Folk Medicine (NEIFM), (An Autonomous Institute under Ministry Of AYUSH, Govt. of India), Pasighat: Arunachal Pradesh, Email: imlikumba@gmail.com, Youtube: Health Naturally, Instagram: healthnaturally100

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