Migraine : Headache Memory Loss Yoga Cure

14 October 2007 by
Editorial team
Migraine or hemicranias is a vascular headache caused by the inflammation and irritation of the nerve endings resulting from the expansion of the blood vessels of the surface of the brain. There may be spots of light before the eyes which are seen even when the eyes are closed. Headache may be followed by vomiting. Migraine often starts in childhood. Spots of light are caused by constriction of blood vessels followed by dilatation and distention. The carotid artery and its branches in the brain and meanings when dilated give rise to severe headache. Is is accompanied by nausea and photophobia. According to  Ayurveda, migraine headaches are due to a disorder in tridosha, disorders in vata, pitta, or kapha, migraines frequently occur when systemic pitta moves into the cardiovascular system, circulates, and affects the blood vessels around the brain.

Yogic Treatment for Migraine

Rest in a quiet and darkened room. Place a cool cloth on your head.
Noukasana (Boat Pose),
Dhanurasana (Bow Pose),
Ardhamatsyendrasana (Spinal Twist Pose),
Vrikshasana (Tree Pose),
Sirsasana (Head Stand),
Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand)
Kapalbhati Pranayama
Shitali Pranayama (without kumbhaka)
This breathing exercise will lower the body temperature, and make the saliva cool. It also helps to quench thirst, and improves digestion, absorption, and assimilation.
Daily practice Shirshasana maybe practiced for one minute and Sarvangasana for five minutes daily. Treatment with pranayama can be started only after an attack is over. Pranayama should be preceded by three rounds of Kapalabhati. Six rounds of Shitali pranayama (without kombhaka) may be practiced in the end. Therapeutics Yoganidra YogaNidra is a state of conscious Deep Sleep. YogaNidra brings an incredible calmness, quietness and clarity. It has great Therapeutics values. Diet Irregularities of diet and excessive exertion must be avoided. The diet should have low content of fats and oils. Avoid hot, spicy foods, fermented foods, and sour or citrus fruits. Exposure to heat or cold should be avoided.
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