Migraines are severely painful, recurrent headaches that are sometimes accompanied by other symptoms such as visual disturbances (aura) or nausea. Throbbing, pounding, or pulsating pain often begins on one side of the head and may spread to both side or stay localized.
There are two types of migraine – migraine with aura (formerly called common migraines) and migraine without aura (formerly called classic migraines).migraine is one-sided sometimes both sided headache associated with vomiting, inability to withstand light and sound.
Some other problems may also give rise to migraine like urinary tract infection, foods with monosodium glutamate (MSG); sleeping too little or too much, increased warmth and sweating and even sensitivity to light. Emotional stress is also a well-known trigger for migraine.
Prolong use of pain killers will also cause migraine along with its side effects. For migraines, acupuncture treatment depends on whether the patient experiencing acute pain or seeking preventative treatment in between migraine attacks.
Acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of fine needles, followed by gentle manipulation of the needles. This instantly increases blood flow in the tissues through a mechanism know as the “axon reflex”, which dilates the small vessels around the needle area.
An increase in blood circulation with the removal of Qi stagnation is generally a very good response for most chronic conditions and thus preventing migraine episodes. Poor neck posture can be caused by sitting at a computer for extended periods of time, slouching in a chair or on a couch, sleeping with your head in odd positions, reading with your head bent down, and any other activity that will place your head forward to your body sometimes causes migraine headaches.
Uniqueness of our Treatment
Our Treatment for migraines is aimed at preventing them from occurring and lessening pain once an attack starts. In clinical practice, Acupuncture combining with Herbal medication is very effective for managing the acute pain of migraine attacks initially, followed by significant reduction of the intensity of each migraine and preventing migraines without any side effects.
Also we provide Varma massage, a technique by applying pressure on specific “VARMAM” (reflex points) on the head and neck, for seven days that has been proposed as remedial and preventive measures of the migraines.
The use of herbal medicated oil over the scalp is a time- honored approach to strengthen the internal activation of the body and treating the disease. In addition, we may recommend lifestyle changes, including specific Pranayama-breathing techniques, relaxing exercise, and dietary modifications are beneficial in managing migraine.
The use of integrated acupuncture herbal therapy, the promising results in the treatment of recurrent headaches seems to be relatively safe in the hands of qualified professionals. But migraine headaches are predominantly a pittam disorder the hot sun affects them.
When the sun rises, its hot, sharp, penetrating rays increase pittam in the cardiovascular system and cause the dilation of the blood vessels in the brain, which results in the painful headaches. So avoid direct exposure to the sun. Daily practice pranayama and have seven hours sound sleep.