In Ayurveda, migraine is most frequent in systematic
pitta, moving into the cardiovascular system and circulation and
effects the blood vessels around the brain. Pitta’s hot,
sharp quality dilates the blood vessels and form pressure on the
nerves, resulting this painful condition. However, migraine headaches
can sometimes result from vata and kapha imbalance.
The remedies below can help relieve migraines:
· Pitta – pacifying diet
Follow a pitta-soothing diet. Avoid spicy food, sour or citrus
fruits and fermented food like bean curd, soy sauce, cheese and
even wine. Adhere to a pitta-pacifying diet is both effective
as a prevention and relieve from migraines.
· Herbal Mix
Here’s a herbal mix that is especially formulated for pitta
type migraines and it is helpful in relieving migraines. You need:
3 parts jatamamsi
3 parts musta
4 parts brahmi
5 parts shatavari
Take ½ teaspoon wit hlukewarm water, twice
daily after breakfast and dinner.
· Preventive breakfast
Some people get migraines in the afternoon and disappears by the
evenings. A preventive meal taken in the morning can effective
help reduce pitta and prevent migraines from occurring. Take this
delicious breakfast first thing in the morning:
Take a ripe banana, peel and chop into pieces. Add
a teaspoon date sugar, a teaspoon ghee and sprinkle a pinch of
cardamom on top.
· Cooling Pranayama
Shitali is a cooling breathing exercise that can be beneficially
· Yoga postures
Try one of these:
- the Hidden Lotus
- Boat pose
- Bow pose
- Spinal Twist, Palm Tre pose
- Standing on the Toes
The above yoga exercises can be help but do not
do the Moon Salutation if you have a migraine.
· Healing Yawn
This simple yawn can relieve the pressure on the blood vessels
and help relieve pain. When you have a migraine, simply squeeze
your earlobes gently, pulling down the ears and yawn.
· Brahmi ghee nose drops
When you have a migraine, put 3 drops of warm brahmi ghee in each
nostril to help relieve the pain.
· Be in the shade, away from direct sun
Avoid any exposure to direct sunlight. Migraine headaches are
mainly a pitta disorder and are affected by hot sun. The penetrating
rays escalate pitta in the cardiovascular system and dilate the
blood vessels in the brain that results a migraine. If you have
work or be in the sun, wear a hat or be in the shade.