Migraine is a vascular headache that is caused due to vasodilatation (engorgement of blood vessels) and abnormalities in the levels of certain chemicals in the brain. Chiefly, when the amounts of the chemicals dopamine and serotonin alter abnormally, the result is constriction and dilatation of the blood vessels leading to a painful sensation.

Almost 80% of migraineurs have a positive family history of migraine. A person who has one parent suffering from migraine has a 50% chance of developing the same whereas someone whose both parents suffer from migraine has almost 75% chance of getting migraine.

Some of the common triggers of migraine :-

Stress:- Stress is one of the most common triggers of migraine. Physical stress, mental stress, emotions like anxiety, grief, worry, excitement, etc. can all trigger a headache in an individual who is prone to develop migraine.

Certain foods and beverages :- Cheese, alcoholic drinks, monosodium glutamate (common ingredient of Chinese foods), foods containing gluten, caffeine withdrawal, chocolates, red wine, etc. are some of the common triggers of migraine. Skipping meals, lack of sleep or changes in the sleeping pattern are some other common triggers

Migraine headache is a subjective experience. The commonly described pain is typically throbbing, bursting, hammering, or shattering. The pain might start on one side or a spot on the head and spreading to any other place. Ocular areas often affected. The pain is usually severe, intense and tends to be associated with nausea, giddiness and generalized sense of
malaise. Many patients feel relieved if there is vomiting. The episodes of pain are periodic, may be daily, weekly, fortnightly, monthly or irregular.

Some good remedies for migraine

Grapes are always good for migraine and other similar headache.

Cabbage leaf compress can help relieve the pain of a migraine headache. Crush a few cabbage leaves, place in a cloth and apply on the forehead for extended period of time. Use fresh leaves when the compressed leaves dry out.
Migraine treatment using Lemon Crust

Lemon crusts can cure migraine. Grind lemon crust and apply as a paste on the forehead. Migraine cures using this remedy has been found very effective and long lasting by many.
Using oils to help

You can do Indian Head massage without oil if you’re traveling or haven’t had time to buy some, but Mehta suggest using an Ayurvedic Hair Oil so that you get the benefits of even more hair conditioning. Actually, any vegetable oil will work for Indian Head Massage, but Mehta’s own blend includes…

• Sandalwood—to stimulate growth of hair

• Amala herbs—to ward of dandruff

• Henna—for shinier hair

• Shikakai herbs

• Brahmi herbs—for thicker hair

In a nutshell, Indian Head Massage is s tremendous therapy that can make you healthier physically, mentally and emotionally.

If you sit behind a desk all day, Indian Head Massage is something you really ought to treat yourself to…because you don’t deserve to be all tied up in knots!



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