The pain of the Migraine Headache attack is undescribable just in words for one who has not experienced the distress of a Migraine. A migraine is often one-sided headache with throbbing, blinding haze, usually accompanied by nausea, vomiting and highly sensitive to light and sound. Migraines afflict about 30 million people in the United States. They may occur at any age, but usually, begin between the ages of 10 and 40 and diminish after age 50. Some people experience several migraines a month, while others have only a few migraines throughout their lifetime. Approximately 75% of migraine sufferers are women. In my practice, women who are anaemic are more prone to get migraine headaches. The prevalence of a migraine is more in obese people about 20% of whom suffer from it. 70% to 80 % of sufferers have a family history of a migraine. In spite of the prevalence of the condition, less than half of all migraine sufferers have received a correct diagnosis of a migraine is often misdiagnosed as sinus or tension headaches.
Migraines can be triggered by several foods including chocolates, cheese, curd, meat, and ice cream. Smoking or exposure to cigarette smoke is another major cause. According to research, more than 50% of patients who gave up smoking became a migraine free.
The frequency and severity of migraine attacks can be managed with a few lifestyle changes like regular exercises, such as swimming or vigorous walking. Intake of caffeine and red wine should be reduced. similarly avoid or decrease dairy foods, chocolate, processed meat and alcohol as these contain chemical additives that may trigger migraine attacks. Higher salt intake can cause high blood pressure which leads to headaches so reducing salt reduces the risk of a migraine. During a migraine, temporary relief can sometimes be obtained by applying colds packs to the head or by pressing on the bulging artery found in front of the ear on the painful side of the head. Homoeopathy to the rescue. Stress and or underlying depression are important trigger factors that can be diagnosed and treated successfully through
Homoeopathy is, in fact, extraordinarily successful in dealing with a migraine. In Italy, a double-blind clinical trial studied 60 migraine sufferers who were prescribed a single dose of a Homoeopathic remedy at two-week intervals. An impressive 93% of the study group who received this individualised Homoeopathic medicine experienced excellent results and relief from their migraine pain.