Ayurveda, the traditional medicine of India, provides a holistic and natural approach to health and good living, providing help to resolve this type of pain. In this post we show you the Ayurvedic medicine recommendations to avoid suffering headaches.
Headaches are one of the greatest challenges to health. At some point, most people have suffered or will suffer from a headache. Many people turn to traditional Aspirin, or Ibuprofen. While these medications offer a temporary remedy, they do not reach their deep cause and many times the headaches reappear.
Ayurveda uses herbs that offer natural relief as it strives to correct internal imbalances. Also, this medicine understands that our lifestyle is the primary cause of our headaches. Headaches can be divided into three main categories: migraines, localized headaches and tension headaches.
Migraines. Known for causing great distress, they are throbbing headaches accompanied by sensitivity to light, sounds and smell. They are usually accompanied by nausea and vomiting. These severe pains can last from several hours to several days, affecting more than 20 million people in the world.
Localized pains. They can also be very severe. They can last only a few minutes to a few hours, but are recurrent throughout the day. These sharp pains are often accompanied by tearful and red eyes, and also by the constriction or dilation of the pupils.
Tension headaches. They last from 30 minutes to a week. And tend to be mild and moderate, and are constant. They are usually not accompanied by other symptoms.
So, the cause of migraines and localized headaches are poorly understood. Tension, however, seems to have many causes including stress, toxins, sleep difficulties and even anxiety. Then, what all these headaches have in common is that, in one way or another, something is unbalanced in the patient.
The goal of Ayurveda is to restore the balance and optimize the functions in the patient. To achieve this you use a proper diet, herbs, exercises and stress reduction. The last mentioned includes meditation, yoga and the creation of a harmonious life.
Since many are trapped in a cycle of crisis and struggling to survive, they are only saving their heads above water to keep from drowning. We become very busy beings, deteriorating our way of life and thus we neglect. It is no news that we get sick because of this. It is the same as if the needs of plants are ignored, these are withered. If the needs of cars are ignored, they are damaged. If the needs of the human being are ignored, we suffer and become sick.
A harmonious life supports our body to function optimally. This kind of harmony life should follow a relaxed and peaceful lifestyle. This does not mean being lazy or not being productive. On the contrary, a person living harmoniously can be more productive because his body and mind do not get sick, and they have clarity and deep concentration.
PRACTICES TO TREAT MIGRAINES WITH AYURVEDA
You can try these four simple practices to bring harmony and balance to your life, and watch as your headaches improve:
- Get up early in the morning and remain silent for a few moments. This can be achieve by: meditating, praying or simply contemplating silence. So, get up before the kids, have a cup of tea and practice a little stretching or yoga. Then, all these practices will bring peace of mind and harmony.
- Make sure that whenever you eat you are sitting calmly and in a quiet and relaxed atmosphere. Create enough time to be present and relate to your food. Avoid eating in the car or at your workstation. Take a deep breath and relax before taking the first bite. Having a quiet experience while eating promotes digestion and pacifies the mind.
- Eliminate toxins from your life. When you suffer from a chronic headache, you may be more sensitive to environmental toxins. To purify your body, try to quit smoking, alcohol and drugs. Consume organic food to avoid pesticides and hormones.
- Go to bed early so you can get up early. Try going to bed around 10:00 p.m. This allows most people to have a good night’s sleep and feel fresh in the morning. When you have rested well, your whole day will be very good. Going to bed early is invaluable. Enjoy the comfort of your bed and snuggle under the sheets.
HOW DOES AYURVEDA TREAT MIGRAINE?
Ayurvedic treatments are focused on finding solutions, not just short-term relief. They emphasize the cleaning of the body from the inside and thus to eradicate the disease from its roots. In the case of migraine, Ayurvedic treatment focuses on the pacification of Pitta dosha and on restoring the body’s digestive functions. Patients receive herbal medicines and personalized diet and lifestyle plans, depending on the body’s constitution and the root cause of the disease. These help balance the nervous system and improve digestion.
DIET AND LIFESTYLE RECOMMENDATIONS
It is recommend to avoid spicy foods, white sugar, white flour products and acidic fruits that may aggravate Pitta. Migraine sufferers are advise to drink more water and eat more fiber in the form of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Predominantly in a pitta disorder, migraine headaches can be trigger by exposure to direct sunlight. Ayurvedic massages are recommended on the head with herbal oils as they provide a calming effect on the nervous system.
AYURVEDIC REMEDY FOR MIGRAINE
One of the tricks to treat migraine with Ayurveda, is to mix nutmeg, water and a little coconut oil. It can turn out to be phenomenal to get the relaxation you deserve.
One tablespoon of grated nutmeg
A spoonful of water
One tablespoon of coconut oil
Start by grating the nutmeg. Once it is fine, place it inside a container. Then, add the coconut oil, also the water (or milk) and mix all the ingredients well until they are integrate with each other. So, it has to form a kind of paste, which should not be too liquid. So, you’ll already have the medical trick ready to be use.
Lie down, relax, close your eyes and apply this mixture on your forehead. If possible, you can even warm it up a bit to make it warm. Let it act, putting a cloth over it and resting quietly. Pay attention, because you are likely to fall asleep, as it has a mild hypnotic and sedative effect this remedy for headache.
Ayurveda is the Hindu medicine that can help you with everything. The next time you have a headache, think before you take a pill and look for a real solution to the problem. If you suffer from migraine and you want to cure it for good, ask an appointment with us to make that happen!
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