AN AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF MIGRAINE- A SINGLE CASE STUDY
Dr. Ann Rani Jose* and Dr. Ananta S. Desai
Migraine is the most common disorder affecting the day to day activities of an individual. The prevalence of Migraine as per the NAONAD – (National Association for Neuro Associated Disorders) are 11.8% among one million population. Episodic or Intermittent Migraine (EM) is characterized by <10 headache days per month and chronic migraine is characterized by ≥15 headache days per month. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that there are 3000 migraine attacks occurring daily for every million population. As it is a cause for massive reduction in quality of life, medicines which impart good potency and having prophylactic effect should be used. Migraine can be correlated with Suryavartha in Ayurveda based on its similarity in symptoms. A 40 year old female patient with complaining of severe headache and occasional nausea came to OPD of Panchakarma GAMC Bengaluru. She was treated with snehapana of varunadhi ghitha followed by virechana with ichabedi rasa. In the next course administered Nasya with anutaila and was given internal medicines like Pathyakshadhathryadhi kashayam, Dhanwantharam gutika and Shirashoola vajrarasa.
Keywords: Migraine, Suryavarta, Snehapana, Virechana, Nasyam, Varunadhighritha, pathyaksha dhathryadhi kashayam, Dhanwantharam gutika.
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