Ayurvedic management of Vataja Shira Shoola (tension headache) - A Case Study

  • Dr. Savad KK Post Graduate Scholar, Department of PG studies in Shalakya Tantra, Government Ayurveda Medical College, Bengaluru, Karnataka, INDIA.
  • Rathi S. Associate Professor, Department of PG studies in Shalakya Tantra, Government Ayurveda Medical College, Bengaluru, Karnataka, INDIA.
Keywords: Vataja Shirashoola, Tension headache, Drakshadi Kashaya, Insomnia, Case Study

Abstract

Shiras is considered as Uttamanga according to Ayurveda. It’s included in one among three Marmas and also Dasha Pranayatana. Diseases related to head has explained in Ayurvedic classics. Vataja Shirashoola is one among the Shiro Rogas explained by Charaka, Sushrutha and Vagbhata. Acharya Charaka had explained Nidana of Vataj Shirashoola such as Upavasa, Shoka, Bhaya, Trasa etc.Vataja Shirashoola is corelated to Tension Head ache which accounts for nearly 90% of all headaches. Tension headache is related to stress, depression and anxiety. Here a case of Vataja Shirashoola successfully treated with Ayurvedic Management is recorded.

References

Charak Samhita of Agnivesa elaborated by Charak and Drdhabala with the Ayurvedadipika Commentory by Chakrapanidatta, edition: 2011, published by Chaukhamba Surbharti Prakashan, Varanasi, Vol-1, Sutrasthan, 17/12

Charak Samhita of Agnivesa elaborated by Charak and Drdhabala with the Ayurvedadipika Commentory by Chakrapanidatta, edition: 2011, published by Chaukhamba Surbharti Prakashan, Varanasi, Vol-1, Sutrasthan, 17/8-11.

Harrison’s Principles of internal medicine, Volume-1, 17th edition, part-2, section-1, Headache page-100.

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