The word 'migraine' has become so popular that it might be even known to an adolescent. The reason why this disease is so much discussed is primarily due to its epidemiology. Nearly 1 billion people currently struggles with the intense pain of migraine. Any intense pain felt in the side portions or in the front portions of the head can be regarded as migraine.
Migraine are of 3 main types:
Migraine with aura: Aura in this context refers to a sign of warning felt. The kind of aura include seeing visual patterns like flashlights, neck stiffness etc. Nearly 1/3rd of persons with migraine have some kind of aura felt.
Migraine without aura: Intense migraine experienced without having an aura felt.
Migraine without headache: It is also known as 'silent migraine'. The warning sensation can be experienced but the pain does not develop in the head.
Most cases of migraine are said to be unilateral. The spasm occurs for 4 to 72 hours. When a severe headache is felt when accompanying with symptoms like over-sensitivity to sound and light, nausea, fatigue, numbness, an individual can be sure that he/she is experiencing migraine. The factors that trigger migraine are known as 'triggering factors'. Triggering factors may be environmental, hormonal, dietary, infectious etc.
Homoeopathy can find a permanent cure of migraine. The treatment mainly gives importance to 3 different areas:
Avoidance of trigger: This includes reduction in the caffeine and alcohol intake, maintenance of a regular diet and sleep.
Control/Avoidance of attack: This includes many methods such taking a shower, taking painkillers etc.
Medicines for prevention: Include homoeopathic medicines that prevent and control the occurrence.
Since it is a chronic disorder, the healing can take time. One should also understand that the frequent headaches shall not disappear all of a sudden. However, it is sure that the healing process will be complete gradually. The homoeopathic remedies for migraine are as follows:
Sanguinaria: This is prescribed for migraines occurring mainly on the right side. The other symptoms can be a bursting sensation in the eye, shoulder and neck tension.
Sepia: This may be suggested for left sided migraine that is followed by nausea and dizziness.
Natrum muriaticum: Often the right sided migraines that become worse with emotional outbursts are treated with this medicine. The symptom that precedes the migraine is a tingling sensation felt either in the face or lips.
Spigelia: This is specifically given in the cases of violent headaches with intense throbbing.