Homeopathic medicines for headache
Dr Sheetal Bhatia
Domlur, Bengaluru Feb 9, 2017
Headache can be caused by anything and can happen anytime and anywhere; therefore, it is always good to have a toolkit on hand when the pain hits you. Fortunately, there are homoeopathic treatments available for you for any head pain- like the pain felt on the side of the head, or neck and shoulder, or the type of headache that's worse in the morning, or the throbbing pain caused due to the lack of sleep.
Traditional headache medication comes along with plenty of unwanted side effects. Fortunately, some homoeopathic treatments can help you ease that head pain, reducing both the intensity and frequency of headaches.
If you have been experiencing a migraine or a severe headache, then you know how awful these throbbing headaches can get. It reaches a point where you might experience nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to sound and light, and sometimes this might feel the end of everything.
There is often no specific reason for a headache or a migraine attack, and the causes differ from case to case. Common triggers are alcohol, weather change, hormonal imbalance, certain foods, stress, strong smells, loud noises, and bright lights.
What are the types of Headaches?
It is essential to identify the types of headaches and the reasons behind their occurrence to establish a proper diagnosis.
1. TENSION HEADACHES
Often triggered by stress, tension headaches are one of the most common types of headache among adults and teens. They are not as severe as migraines and are concentrated at the temples or back of the head. An OTC medication is enough to treat them.
Migraines generally run in families and are hereditary. They are accompanied by pounding and throbbing headaches along with nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, loss of appetite and dizziness. They could last for days and can occur more than once in a month.
3. CLUSTER HEADACHES
These are intense headaches characterized by burning and piercing pain around the eyes. They are called cluster headaches as they occur in groups or cycles. These are more common in men than women and are severe.
Sinuses are air-filled spaces that get inflamed due to an allergy or infection; causing a deep and constant form of pain around the cheekbones, forehead or the bridge of the nose. Other symptoms include a runny nose, fever and a swollen face.
5. HORMONAL HEADACHES
Changes in hormone levels, menstrual cycle, pregnancy, menopause, oral contraceptives, and hormone replacement therapies can be all significant contributors to chronic headaches.
6. REBOUND HEADACHES
Regular and an over the use of medications to treat other forms of headaches may trigger rebound headaches. If you already have a headache and take medications, chances are you may get rebound headaches.
What is the Homeopathic medicine for a headache?
Homoeopathic medicine for headache or migraine is prescribed as per the individual case. Firstly, the symptoms of an individual are analyzed in detail, and the appropriate medicine is given that removes the migraine pain from its roots.
Nine common Homeopathic medicine for headache are:
This is for curing violent throbbing, pulsating headache where the person is sensitive to sound and light. Sometimes applying hard pressure to the head can also help alleviate the pain.
This is for curing persistent headache which starts in the morning, increases during the day, and lasts until sunset. It works best for a right-sided migraine.
3. Iris Versicolor
Iris Versicolor is valuable for treating a migraine that begins with a blur before the eyes and is accompanied by intense nausea, vomiting, or acidity.
It is a valuable homoeopathic medicine for treating migraine or a headache triggered by mental or physical stress.
5. Nux Vomica
It helps in treating migraines due to gastric troubles such as indigestion, constipation, and piles.
This is the best treatment for "splitting" headache. The pain at times can settle over one eye (especially the left) or even spread to the entire head. The pain is accompanied by a feeling of nausea, heavy stomach, vomiting sensation, and a parched mouth.
It is the go-to homoeopathy medicine for left-sided migraines generally accompanied with dizziness and nausea. The pain is felt in shocks or jerks and worsens while lying on the painful side.
8. Natrum muriaticum
This medication is for treating the migraines pain often felt on the right side. The pain is generally triggered by grief or emotional upsets, light, sound, or menstrual period.
This is the best medication for right-sided migraines along with the tension in the neck and shoulder, and bursting feeling in the eye. This condition is solved (or in some case, the extent to pain comes down) if the patient passes gas.
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