An Ayurvedic Management of Migraine - A Case Study

  • Dr. Syed Munawar Pasha HOD, Department of PG studies in Shalakya Tantra, Government Ayurveda Medical College, Bengaluru, Karnataka, INDIA.
Keywords: Migraine, Ardhavabhedaka, Anu Taila, Nasya

Abstract

Migraine is an episodic headache disorder usually characterized by pain involving either half of the head. According to International headache society, Migraine constitutes 16% of the primary headache and affects about 10-20% of the general population. Ardhavabhedaka is mentioned under Shiroroga (Diseases of head) which can be correlated with migraine. Nasya Karma (Errhine Therapy) is considered as the best therapeutic intervention in Shiro Roga by Acharya Charaka. Kumkumadi Ghrita is mentioned by Acharya Vagbhata in context of Shiroroga Chikitsa. So, an attempt has been made to assess the efficacy of Anu Taila Nasya in the management of migraine in this single case study. After 7 days of Nasya Karma, considerable improvement was seen in the clinical features of Migraine. Materials and methods: The subject who approached Shalakya Tantra OPD of Government Ayurveda Medical College Bengaluru with symptoms of Migraine since 4 years was systemically reviewed and Nsaya line of treatment is adopted. Results: The subject showed marked improvement as depicted in the scoring scale before and after treatment. Discussion: By adopting the holistic approach with both internal and external treatment modalities an attempt is made to bring about satisfactory results.

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