A migraine is a headache that can cause severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually on one side of the head. It's often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound.
Migraines are a common health condition, and they can have a significant impact on a person's quality of life.
For some people, a warning symptom known as an aura occurs before or with the headache. An aura can include:
Flashes of light or blind spots
Tingling on one side of the face or in the arm or leg
Difficulty in speaking etc.
Migraine with Aura (Classic migraine)
Migraine without Aura (Common migraine)
Start as a dull headache and get worse within minutes to hours
Pains are throbbing, pounding, or pulsating
Pains are worse on one side of the head with pain behind the eye or in the back of the head and neck
Pain lasts 4 to 72 hours
Loss of appetite
Sensitivity to light or sound
Migraine is caused by abnormal brain activity. This activity can be triggered by many things:
Hormonal changes in women
Changes in sleep patterns
Skipping meals or fasting
Bright lights or glare
Certain foods or drinks, such as alcohol, caffeine, or foods that are high in tyramine (such as aged cheeses)
Changes in the environment, such as changes in altitude or weather Certain medications
Physical or emotional strain
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Homeopathic medicine is selected based on the similarity of the patient’s symptoms. The patient’s physical and mental constitution is taken into consideration.
Homeopathic remedies help in reducing the intensity and frequency of migraine attacks. It also helps in gradually reducing the dose of conventional treatment.
There are a number of homeopathic remedies that may be used to treat migraines, including:
Belladonna - It is used for migraines with severe throbbing pain that is worse on one side of the head
Bryonia - used for migraines with a feeling of a tight band around the head, and pain that is worse with movement.
Iris versicolor - used for migraines with a sensation of pressure or tightness in the head, and a feeling of heaviness in the eyes