Headache / Migrane When the head is full of pain
“This constant pressure in my head is excruciating.” “I can’t concentrate anymore.” “This pain takes away my zest for life.”
This or a similar experience is what people report of their frequently occurring pain.
In this situation, a person has difficulty thinking clearly for hours on end. Each kind of headache has an agonizing effect on one’s life. Tension headache is experienced as a pulling upwards from the neck to the head. A stabbing pain can occur in the temples or in the forehead. Tension in the shoulder and neck area is often a concurrent symptom. A migraine headache is capable of confining people to their bed with excruciating pain, mostly on one side of the head and is often accompanied by sensitivity to light, nausea or even vomiting. Taking a pill is often inescapable.
What is the Vedic medicine point of view on headache and migraine?
Headache / migraine from an Ayurvedic point of view
According to the Maharishi Ayurveda approach, each kind of headache starts with the loss of natural balance.
According to Maharishi Ayurveda, every type of headache begins with the loss of natural balance.
Metabolic residues and toxins, called “ama” in Ayurveda, are constantly produced – due to our way of life – which, in the case of headaches, accumulate more in the shoulder-neck area or in the brain. In the case of tension headaches, the small blood vessels in the brain become tense. In the case of migraine, they even become inflamed. Stress often triggers or intensifies the symptoms. Indulgence in chocolate, red wine or cheese is not infrequently followed by a migraine.
According to Ayurveda, no two patients are alike, and so each type of headache must be approached differently. The Ayurvedic approach in our clinic is based on holism.
What can Ayurveda do for you?
In Vedic medicine, headache is addressed by combining various treatments into a multi-faceted approach adapted to your individual situation, as determined in a comprehensive diagnosis by one of our physicians.
An integrated approach
Increasingly, patients are finding that conventional therapies alone are not enough.
They recognize that the path to recovery must take place at all levels. For example, the focus can be on the elimination of toxins or the balancing of the nervous system. It is important to activate the natural regulatory principles. Dietary recommendations, helpful meditation and breathing exercises, as well as special herbal mixtures – all put together especially for you – help you to lead a more conscious lifestyle. So that your natural self-healing powers can lead to a clear head again.