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Top Homeopathic Medicines for Migraine

homeopathic medicines for migraine

Migraine is a disorder characterised by headache, specifically affecting one side of the head (i.e. unilateral side). Migraine headaches are mostly throbbing or pulsating in nature. Common accompanying symptoms are nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light, and noise. The migraine headache can be severe enough to disturb routine activities.

In some cases, some warning symptoms may be experienced before the onset of headache or with the headache, known as an ‘aura.’ The symptoms of aura may be related to vision like flashes of light or spots or different shapes before eyes and sometimes temporary loss of vision. Other symptoms of aura may relate to sensation. It includes tingling or prickling sensation on face, arms or legs. Sometimes difficulty in speech may also be a symptom.

Homeopathic Treatment 

Homeopathic remedies for migraine are reliable, and safe. They offer effective treatment for migraine. In fact, they work wonders for acute migraine attacks or even chronic migraine. These medicines for migraine are selected as per individual case. Individual symptoms are studied in detail and the appropriate medicine is prescribed. They identify and attack migraine at the root. Migraines with or without aura respond very well to natural homeopathic medicines.

Top Homeopathic medicines for migraine

The top-ranked homeopathic medicines for migraine are Belladonna, Glonoinum, Iris Versicolor, Epiphegus, and Nux Vomica.

1. Belladonna – Top Grade Medicine For Migraine

Though, there are numerous medicines available in homeopathy to manage migraine but Belladonna assumes top most position in that. I can bet this medicine to relieve migraine headache. It is brilliant medicine to help headaches with intense throbbing, pulsating type of pain.  With this, there is an extreme fullness in the head along with the sensation as if the head would burst. Light seemingly worsens the headache. Noise may get unbearable. In some cases, exposure to cold air may trigger a migraine episode. In others, a head bath with cold water can bring on migraine headaches. Manual pressing of the head is the only way one could get some relief.

2. Glonoinum – For Congestive Headache

Glonoinum though mentioned on second position but is as effective as Belladonna for treating migraine with fullness and congestion in head. Those needing it feel excessive blood rush into the head. The head feels very large, as if it would burst. Patients who suffer are seen holding their heads tightly. The eyeballs seem to protrude. Extreme heaviness in the head along with unbearable heat occurs. Uncovering the head relieves the headache. The migraine also gets better with sleep. However, walking may worsen the headache. Apart from congestive headaches, Glonoinum is a leading medicine administered for headache related to migraine triggered by sun exposure.

3. Iris Versicolor – For Migraine With Nausea, Vomiting Or Acidity

To manage headache with nausea, vomiting and acidity no medicine does a better job than Iris Versicolor. Though, some other medicines can be extremely useful but Iris Versicolor is first recommended choice. It is best suited when acid reflux leads to headaches. In cases needing it, vomiting of acidic, sour, bitter nature is observed. Bitter, acrid belching with heartburn (intense burning behind the sternum) and burning in the throat is well marked. Other than heartburn burning may be noted in any part of the alimentary canal. This medicine is also useful in case migraine begins with a blur before the eyes.

4. Epiphegus – For Migraine Triggered By Mental Or Physical Exertion

To treat migraine triggered by exertion (mental or physical), medicine Epiphegus is the best bet. It gives great results when mental or physical exertion sets off the migraine episode. It is used where the slightest deviation from routine work brings on a migraine attack. Although, it works for both-sided migraine, comparatively better results are seen when the headache occurs on the left-side. A peculiar accompanying symptom is increased saliva with constant inclination to spit.

5. Spigelia – Effective Medicine For Left-sided Migraine

Spigelia is undoubtedly the most effective medicine for migraine on the left-side. In most cases, the pain begins in the back of the head (occipital region), extends upwards and settles over the left eye. The pain is intense, throbbing and pulsating. A sensation of a tight band around the head is felt. Stooping seems to worsen the headache. Severe pain in the eyeballs may be an accompanying factor. Eye movement worsens this pain.

6. Sanguinaria Canadensis – For Migraine Of Right Side

Sanguinaria Canadensis works wonderfully well to settle down migraine on the right-side. The characteristic symptom to administer this medicine is pain which starts in the back of the head (occipital region), and then it goes up and sits right over the right eye. Lying down quietly in a dark room or sleep brings relief. This medicine can also be prescribed when the headache starts in the morning, gets intense during the day and lasts until sunset. Fasting (going without meals) often triggers a migraine headache in some, for which again this medicine is helpful. Sanguinaria Canadensis is also a significant medicine for migraine in women during menopause.

 7. Nux Vomica – For Migraine With Gastric Issues

Nux Vomica is the most well suited medicine for migraine with gastric troubles. Migraine associated with indigestion, gas, constipation shows great recovery with the use of Nux Vomica. It is often seen that migraine headache gets triggered by some particular food items. Nux Vomica is suitable when migraine triggers from intake of alcohol, coffee, and spicy food. The headache may be located in any part of the head. The person feels the need to press the head against something for relief.

8. Kali Phos – For Migraine Due To Stress

To relieve migraine from stress one can surely take this medicine without second thought. The unique indication for the use of Kali Phos is stress, tensions, and worry that leads to headache arising out of migraine. Such migraine related headaches are common among students who suffer school or college related stress. Exhaustion, and weakness usually accompany the migraine in such cases.

9. Natrum Muriaticum – For Migraine Before / During Menses (Menstrual Migraine)

Some women may experience migraine specifically before or during menstruation. For them, Natrum Muriaticum is the best prescription. This medicine works extremely well when migraine attack gets triggered before or during menstrual cycle. This medicines typically works if migraine headache feels like little hammers knocking on the brain. Another kind of headache that can be dealt wonderfully with this medicine is when the headache starts with sunrise, continues through the day and vanishes after sunset. This is popularly known as the “sunrise to sunset headache”. It is also the most suitable prescription for migraine headaches in school girls or in girls who are anaemic. It is also considered the best medicine where numbness or tingling is felt in the nose, tongue or lips before the migraine attack.

10. Gelsemium – When Headache Is Preceded By Temporary Vision Loss

Gelsemium is well indicated for cases in which temporary vision loss (blindness) precedes onset of migraine headache. Those who need it usually feel the pain in the back of the head (occipital region). A sensation of band around the head is also felt. There is heaviness on the eyelids. Excessive sensibility to noise before headache is yet another reason for its use. This medicine can also be given for headache on the one-side accompanied with dim vision or double vision.

11. Cyclamen – For Migraine With Visual Disturbances

Cyclamen is mostly administered for migraine attack preceded or accompanied by visual disturbance like flickering / sparks before eyes or dim vision. These visual symptoms that precede the migraine headache are referred to as visual aura. Cyclamen is also useful in case of migraine headaches which has an early morning onset. Shooting pain is experienced in the temporal region. Vertigo, especially while standing may accompany the headache.

12. Kali Bichrome – For Headache Preceded by Blurred Vision Or Temporary Loss Of Vision

It is a very beneficial medicine in managing headache preceded by blurred vision or temporary vision loss. The headache occurs in small spots, and is marked over the eyebrows. Nausea, and vomiting may accompany other symptoms.

Four Stages & Symptoms of Migraine

There are four stages of a migraine attack:

1.Prodrome: It is the first stage lasting for a few hours to a few days. In this, the sufferer notices slight change that signals that a migraine attack is about to set in.These are noticed in 60 per cent of the cases.

2. Aura: It is the second stage lasting anything between five minutes to 60 minutes. This appears before or even when the headache has set in.

3. Headache (migraine attack): It remains for a minimum of four hours and extends up to as many as three days.

4. Postdrome:It occurs after the end of migraine attack, and may last for one to two days.

Each stage has its own symptoms as mentioned below:

1. Prodrome symptoms

Mood changes, difficult concentration, irritability, increased frequency of urination, food cravings, neck stiffness, constipation or diarrhoea, difficulty in speaking/sleeping

2. Aura symptoms

In this, symptoms related to nervous system appear which are reversible. The symptoms of this stage might include visual disturbances (like experiencing flashes of light or bright spots or zig-zag lines or different shapes popping up before one’s eyes, vision loss). It may also include problem in speaking, needle-pins being felt in the arm or leg, weakness in the face or on either side of the body. In some cases, changes in smell or taste also occur. Besides sensation, one feels as if the world around the person is spinning.

3. Headache (Migraine attack)

In this stage, a throbbing pulsating type of pain appears mostly on one side of head. In some cases, headache may occur on both sides of head. Besides, nausea and vomiting can occur. Additionally, sensitivity to sound, light, smell can be experienced.

4. Postdrome (Migraine Hangover) Symptoms

After the migraine attack is over, fatigue, confusion appears. Some people feel extremely happy.

Types Of Migraine

There are multiple types of migraine. Some of these are as explained below:

1. Migraine without headache (Silent migraine): only aura symptoms occur in this type and no headache appears.

2. Migraine without aura:In this headache, starts without any aura symptoms

3. Migraine with aura (Classic migraine): An aura is experienced followed by headache

4. Retinal / Ocular migraine:There occurs temporary vision loss that can be partial or complete in one eye attended with dull pain behind eye that can spread to other parts of the head.

5. Hemiplegic migraine:Temporary sensory or other nervous system related symptoms may occur like numbness or weakness on one side of body, sometimes loss of sensation and tingling in one side of body

6. Migraine with brainstem aura (basilar migraine): Before headache, there occurs slurred speech, vertigo, loss of balance, double vision and ringing noises in ears

7. Menstrual migraine: It happens in women before or during menses and may occur every month.

8. Abdominal migraine: In this stomach pain occurs with nausea and vomiting, usually seen in children. With time, it can shift to classic migraine.

9. Status migrainosus: When migraine lasts for more than 3 days. It is a severe type of migraine

10. Chronic migraine:when migraine occurs for fifteen days minimum in one month.


1. Migraines are believed to arise due to brain changes affecting nerve communication,and are also thought to originate from brain changes affecting blood vessels.Some people believe that both of these factors play a role. These changes send pain signals to brain.

2. Other than these, decrease in the level of brain chemical serotonin might be a causing factor, the research for confirmation of the role of serotonin in migraines is still ongoing.

3. Genetics is also thought to play a role in migraine as persons having migraine often have some family member suffering from migraine. About two third of the migraine cases have a family history of migraine. If a person has one parent with migraine then he / she has 50% chance to suffer same. Having both parent suffering from migraine increase risk to 75% in their children

4. In some cases psychological conditions like anxiety, depression, are linked with migraine

Trigger Factors

Some of the trigger factors behind migraine are:

1. Stress

2. Bright light, flashing lights, sunlight, light from television; loud noise; strong smell.

3. Eating processed foods, cheese, chocolates, pickled food or food having monosodium glutamate (MSG), skipping meals, taking excessive alcohol and caffeine

4. Loss of sleep or excessive sleep

5. Intense exertion, tiredness

6. Temperature changes

7. Certain medicines like vasodilators (like nitroglycerine) and oral contraceptive pills

8. In women, migraines can occur from hormonal changes like before or during menses, pregnancy and menopause

Lifestyle Management

1. Massaging scalp can be helpful to relieve headache

2. Rest in quiet, dark room can relieve attack

3. To manage stress, opt for yoga and meditation to calm mind and prevent migraine attack

4. Find out factors that trigger your migraine and try to avoid them

5. Take plenty of fluids and do not skip meals

6. Take enough sleep

7. Avoid food stuff that triggers your migraine

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  1. Goutam Chakraborty says:

    My daughter,Rupsaa Chakraborty age 22yr. Studing BDS and stay in hostel, she suffering migraine last2 yr.Her migraine is due to stress and psychological conditions like anxiety, depression.please help me for relip her migraine pain.thank you
    My mob no 9563839099 ( what’s app)

  2. Lesley Gregerson says:

    I suffer from sever chronic migraine that can last for several weeks.
    It often but not always commences with visual disturbances and partial blindness effecting mostly the left side.
    Sever pain in left temple, over eyes extending down left side of
    Nose. Pain also in forehead left side, occipital and back of Nick into shoulders.
    The migraines are often proceeded by frequent urination, long sleep or sleeplessness and anxiety. I am not anxious except before and sometimes durning a migraine. I can experience restless anxiety like waves of anxiety felt mostly in legs.
    I feel very unwell before and during a migraine, totally drained, brain fog, difficulty concentrating, slight confusion, my brain simply doesn’t want to work like in a haze as if drugged. I can’t think of words, am forgetful. Am very on the ball and capable when well.
    I have a strong sense of duty, am extremely helpful and reliable. A big heart though can be exacting.
    I have many food intolerances and obviously avoid them. Unfortunately, more intolerances develop and it takes a while to figure out what they are.
    Recently I have been experiencing abdominal and stomach problems. Also much gas.
    I prefer to be alone, am generally happy and busy when well.
    So far no remedies have helped.

  3. Amit Kumar Sharma says:

    Hello Dr.
    My wife has mapped tongue and gastric trouble, she also has throbbing headache which could not be replaced by allopathy. Most of the time it is of either one sided. Need your Kind help on this issue.

    I already give her taraxacum 200 and spigelia 30 , both medicine give very less relief.

  4. Noel Furie says:

    I didn’t see any reference to an extreme appetite and binging before the migraine sets in. Is there a remedy that covers that symptom? Otherwise, Nat Mur seems to be indicated

  5. Nakoa Nishikawa says:

    im in need of your advice on my migraines, here’s a fast brief of my migraines, I feel as its genetics my moms sister and her self had them at my age and seems like not anymore, I’m 21 right now and I’ve had Chronic migraines since I was in 7th grade so around at the age of 12 I would repeatedly have them during school and miss a lot of my classes spending all my time in health rooms, I’d I would get 10 migraines in a month. Doctors couldn’t figure them out so when I was 18 I switched doctors and seen a neurologist and they did a nerve block in the back of my head and asked me about botox which I didn’t do. we went over a mai scan and everything looks okay. I’ve been using a note book to keep track of my triggers from his suggestion, and over the past years my migraines are declining, the list goes on by triggers of stress to food, alcohol smoking dehydration. right now I’m getting them as common and coming to point of desperately trying to figure why there triggering a lot more.

  6. Mary Welty says:

    Dr. Sharma, My 26-year-old son suffers from chronic migraines that occur every single day. He also experiences persistent visual aura that never seems to end and produces significant cognitive impairment. Every migraine medication has been tried and failed.
    In many ways, the persistent aura is more debilitating than the pain. Any suggestions you may have would be greatly appreciated.

  7. Dr Jamshed Khan says:

    Contact me for all type of migraine 100%cure in homiopathic treatment. I m senior physician Dr Jamshed khan MD homiopath from allahabad. Contact me 9839715758 indian patients

  8. Devendra Patel says:

    Good afternoon sir
    My daughter had migraine since 4-5 years. Initial 2-3 year it was daily and now 3-4 days a week. She consulted with 2-3 neurophysician and psychiatrist as well.
    She also take some aur vedic treatment but no relive. Kindly advice the treatment…

  9. Jalil (PhD) says:

    Hi, Dr . Sharma, I have pain on the left side of my head triggered by the TMJ Joint . It generate electric spark. It diagnosed as facial neuralgia. Can you please suggest homeopathy medicine for this treatment?

  10. Оксана says:

    Добрый вечер. Очень дано страдаю мигренями. Во время месячных всегда, также ещё несколько раз в месяц по 2-3 дня. Чаще с левой стороны. Подскажите, пожалуйста, препараты и схему приёма.

  11. I am a Physical Therapist with severe 3 day hormonal migraines monthly now for 30 years (more than half my life). like others in this comment section, I have tried everything (including all the neuro drugs, and hormone replacements, cranial work, diet changes, spiritual etc etc). I had a homeopath for 2 years prescribed Belladona 1M which alleviated 1 migraine, and Sepia 1M alleviated one. since i have headaches every month, this wasnt that helpful. While I do regularly use homeopathy for symptoms of a migraine (and for any other illness) Nat Mur is a go to for alleviating stomach/vomiting, but i need help. I want to alert this group to a device i am using called Nerivio ( It is a simple electical stimulation device almost identical to a TENS unit. (different wave form and specialized to brain) Strap a sticky pad on your upper arm, use an app on your phone to turn it on and volume control until it hurts a little, use it for 45 min. no side effects (other than the unknown exposure to phone radiation ugh!). I have eliminated about 50% of my migraines. There is a $10 trial for your first one. and now i know you are skeptical that i am some sort of representative. nope, i just do not want anyone to experience what i have between pain, missed life, and money loss. lets help each other. please just check out the website. i also encourage you to continue homeopathy. seriously its at least cheap to try. It is a brilliant solution for many health issues, including migraines. But for me not the only answer.

  12. Hi Dr.Sharma,

    My wife is suffering from the right side head ache. and pain on back side of head and neck. on right side of the Head felt like numb and heavy in after noon and comes down at 6 pm.

    can yow tell me which medicine will help

  13. Hello, I’m researching a homeopathic remedy for my migraines. Almost always on left temple and last 3 days. Often start during sleep or in the morning, but not all the time. Often accompanied by lethargy, but I can still carry on with most normal tasks. Occasionally, too severe, requiring rest. Often, the pain is not so intense as the debilitating feeling of being in a fog and lack of physical & mental ability to do much. Acupuncture has helped a little. OTC drugs rarely work. Caffeine does not seem to help. Never have been able to identify any food trigger. Very possible triggers are full moon, atmospheric pressure change, stress, change of season.

    • ANIL KUMAR SAHAY says:

      I got left sided migrain after removal of gall bladder
      Migrain is associated with gas and constipation
      Every day i am suffering from this disease I tried
      Spigelia lachesis iris v china lycopodium but all
      Invain please suggest me suitable medicine

    • Avtar chahal says:

      Hi Sharma ji

      I have chronic pain which stays in the left side of the temple and then goes all over the head causing
      pressure on eyes, blurry vision and sensitivity to light.
      Please advise or call 4087848100


      Avtar Singh Chahal

  14. Narendra Sharma M N says:

    I am suffering from migraine headache specially on the backside of rightside of head. I am having stiffneck, cervical spondulosys as well as lumbar spondulosys. Suffering from severe acidity erosions in stomach. Underwent angioplasty for two blocks. Not suffered from heart attack. Severe lowback pain. Giddiness, specially increases while driving. Sometimes I feel vehicle backside, while statiotined while stopped near signal. Suffering from severe from stomach ache. Pain at lower back of head. It is severe

  15. Amit Gupta says:

    Hello sir,
    I am suffering from migraine headache. Need you consultation
    Pl let me know suitable time & share your contact details


    Sir, My self Ranjan Kumar Patra,54 y, Male, having migraine attacks that begin with flickering aura, Shooting pain is experienced in the temporal region. Some times Vertigo may accompany the headache.
    In my school career I was suffering from fits and controlled by using MAZETOL Tab for 3to 4 years.
    The above effect was 4 to 5 years (AURA) .
    Please advise , I am a Vegeterian.

    • Amit Gupta says:

      Hello sir,
      I am suffering from migraine headache. Need you consultation
      Pl let me know suitable time & share your contact details

  17. sawab khan says:

    hi , sir can I use belladonna and Kali phos 200 together for migraine,,,,as I have all the symptoms of both medicine,,,thanks

  18. Suresh kumar says:

    Sir ,I am a professional doctor my wife as a sever headch last 5year septome nausea vomiting and right back side and cover the all part of neack and forehead.sir plz advice a short treatment for me

  19. Anup Sahoo says:

    Hello sir,
    I am taking homeopathic medicine for sinusitis and migraine form last 6months and spent 13,000/- but didn’t get any results.
    Again they are charging 24,000. For a new course.

    Please let me know is that really going to work or they are simply Making me fool.

  20. Rina Kundu says:

    I am suffering in migrain last four years. Both siedes of forehead , either right side or left side severe intolerabe pain casues vomiting and insufficient sleep. How its ocuurs and when it will happen that is unknown to me .But as per my observation when excessive sun light or cold nd after hair bath it happens to me .

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