Ayurvedic Treatment of Headache
Pain anywhere in the head or neck region that is the experience of most of the people in their life. Headaches can lead to disturbance in both personal and professional lives. This problem can also cause depression and anxiety. There are some factors in our daily life that can also be the major reasons of headache such as loud noises, very cold food or beverages, sinus issue, various viral infections, common cold or any kind of head injury. These factors can contribute to headaches.
Stress is a another most common factor that contributes to this problem. It is often advised to start a day with mediation or some exercise to release the stress from the body. Not only headache, stress is the major reason of many other life threatening disease such as heart attack.
Different Types of Headache
1. Primary Headaches
This headache usually occurs due to over activity of structures within the head. This may also occur sue to changes in the chemical activity of the brain.
2. Secondary Headaches
This headache occurs when some conditions stimulates the pain sensitive nerves in the head. This headache is usually caused due to below factors:-
- Brain tumor
- Blood clots
- Teeth-grinding at night
- Over use of pain medications
- Pain attacks
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Bleeding in or around brain
3. Tension Headaches
Tension headache is categorized under primary headache. This can arise due to tight hair bands or rubber bands, pain from or around the neck, acne.
This headache occurs due to severe pain on one side of the head and may also include blurred vision, nausea, sensory disturbance, light-headedness. This is also categorized under primary headaches and is one of the common headaches of all and many people suffer from this particular type of headache.
5. Rebound Headaches
This particular headache occurs due to overuse of particular medications. This is categorized under secondary headaches. These can be treated with certain medications, but the effects can get worse. The symptoms may include neck pain, restlessness, nasal congestion, improper sleep.
6. Cluster Headaches
This is a sudden headache. They can occur once a day or more that once and can stay till weeks. This pain is usually one-sided, severe, often describes as sharp and burning and happens around the eye.
7. Thunderclap Headaches
This is the worst kind of headache and is often termed as life threatening headache. They occur very suddenly and can cause inter-cerebral hemorrhage, cerebral venous thrombosis, ruptured or unruptured aneurysms and pituitary apoplexy. This type of headache can reach maximum intensity in about five minutes. People with often severe headaches should seek medical help immediately.
How is Headache Diagnosed?
- The main method to diagnose is clinical examination.
- Physical examination and medical history are also done.
Herbal Remedies for Headache by Planet Ayurveda
Dr. Vikram Chauhan of Planet Ayurveda has formulated some of the amazing herbal remedies like Brahmi Capsules, Stress Support and Ashwagandha Capsules for ayurvedic and natural treatment of headache. These remedies have miraculous properties. These remedies are formulated using natural herbs and herb extracts that are free from any kind of chemicals and preservatives. These can be used by anyone as these remedies are pure and vegetarian and are free from any kind of side effects.
Brahmi capsules are formulated from the herb known as Brahmi. Brahmi consists of alkaloids saponins and sterols also with recently discovered bacosides A and B. These capsules are completely natural and vegetarian. Brahmi is also known to contain anti-oxidant count and reduces the maker of tumor progression in fibro sarcoma. So, this herbal remedy is useful in solving the problem of headache.
Dose:- 2 capsules daily for adults and one for children with plain water after meals.
Stress Support capsules are formulated by four amazing herbs namely Ashwagandha, tagar, Brahmi and jatamansi. These herbs have anti- depressant properties that help to get rid of anxiety and other symptoms such as dizziness, tremors, muscle tension, heart palpitations, sleeping problems, cold and sweaty hands or feet and muscle retention. These all problems can occur due to headache. This herbal remedy relaxes the muscles and brain tissues and prevent severe headache.
Dose:- 1-2 capsules two times a day with plain water.
These capsules are formulated using the herb known as Ashwagandha (withania somnifera) this herb is known to normalize the functions of the neuroendocrine system.
Properties of this Herb:-
- This herb mainly improves fatigue, stress and weakness.
- Has a great positive effect on the nervous system.
- Also contains rejuvenating properties.
The roots of this plant are used to formulate this natural herbal remedy. In Ayurveda Ashwagandha herb is of great importance. Ashwagandha improves body's ability to maintain physical effort and also is a stress buster. The best property is that Ashwagandha helps in repairing of the tissues that is required in this particular disease. Ashwagandha provides strength to the muscles and gives a soothing effect to the muscles. It enhances physical as well as mental stamina and is also considered as a nerve tonic. So, this herbal remedy also helps to get relief from headache and other symptoms that act as a hindrance in our daily routine.
Dose:- 1 capsule two times a day with plain water after meals.