migraine treatment with homeopathy…by Dr. Vikas Sharma
I am a 30-year-old homemaker, suffering from recurrent headaches for the last six years. The headache begins with disturbance in vision. I start seeing two objects instead of one, floating patterns, flashing lights, which disappear after some time. This is followed by a severe headache lasting hours and even days. The headache usually starts from the back of the head and neck and spreads to the entire head. These attacks occur once or twice a week-and are accompanied by extreme weakness. The headaches are more frequent when my sleep pattern is disturbed. The CT Scan and MRI and complete eye check-up, have detected no abnormality. Please suggest a homeopathic medicine.
MRS TINA, Sector 16, Chandigarh.
These are the symptoms of ‘Classic Migraine’. Classic migraine headaches refer to those migraine headaches which are preceded by a visual disturbance called an aura. This type of migraine is different from common migraines (no ‘warning or aura) or complicated migraines (associated with non-visual neurological symptoms such as disturbances in speech, movement, or sensory perception). Migraine is a common kind of chronic headache, affecting about six out of hundred people. Migraines most commonly occur in women between the ages of 10 and 46 years. In some cases, migraines appear to run in families. Classical migraine accounts for about one-sixth of all migraines. The symptoms of migraine may occur as a result of changes in blood vessel diameter. Initially, constriction or spasm of blood vessels may decrease blood flow to these areas of brain. This can result in neurological symptoms other than headaches, including., visual changes, difficulty in speaking, weakness or numbness in one part of the body, tingling sensations etc. Minutes to hours later, the blood vessels enlarge, resulting in severe headache. Classical migraine specifically refers to those migraines preceded by visual symptoms.
Migraine treatment with Homeopathic medicines Gelsemium, Cyclamen, Irish, Natrum Mur, Kali Bichrome are very effective in treating classic migraine. As you have mentioned diplopia (seeing two objects instead of one) as one of your symptoms, you may take Gelsemium 200, one dose a week, a for a period of one month. There are clear hereditary factors and environmental triggers contributing to migraine causing abnormal blood vessel caliber and inflammation, resulting in the ensuing symptoms. Attacks of migraine headache may be associated with allergic reactions, bright lights, loud noises, physical or mental stress, changes in sleep patterns, smoking or exposure to tobacco smoke, missed meals, alcohol, caffeine, hormonal fluctuations (related to menstrual cycle or use of birth control pills), and other conditions. Even in the absence of a clear factor that provokes migraine attacks, changes in lifestyle are useful. Many patients may benefit from a regular sleep schedule and exercise. Avoiding tobacco, caffeine, and alcohol also proves beneficial.