TREATMENT OF HEADACHES
Homoeopathic treatment of headaches comprises of controlling the pain and other symptoms during acute episodes and the long term treatment with constitutional remedy to reduce the frequency and intensity of acute episodes till it is finally cured .
As stated earlier Homeopathy is Scientific, Logical, Safe, Quick and Extremely Effective method of Healing. It offers long lasting relief and permanent cure, treating the disease from its roots. It’s one of the most rational sciences with respect to its concepts of health, disease and cure. It takes into account not only the disease symptoms but also the symptoms of healthy mind and body , ie. the nature, reactions, likes, dislikes and preferences (w.r.t. food, temperature, climate, surroundings, people and other external influences) of a person when in health. These symptoms helps to identify and individualize (differentiate him from another person ) a person. Thus we can in a way say that get a customized remedy for a person based on not only his disease but also his other unique characteristic symptoms which he exhibits even when he is not diseased. The idea of customization which is being catching up now a days in today’s modern world is actually being used by homoeopaths for over 200 yrs for medical purpose . Its quite obvious and common sense that nothing can be better than customized medicines .
And these customized medicines , “THE SIMILIMUM” (a medicine covering or matching with most of the important and characteristics symptoms of an individual i.e. the patient ), what we usually refer to them as, acts by stimulating the immunity or causing some subtle corrections in the body , thus leading to a long lasting cure.
LIFESTYLE CHANGES TO COMBAT MIGRAINE
Lifestyle changes, healthy balanced diet, regular exercises, maintaining sleep routine, breathing exercises , relaxation techniques and meditation has proven to be improving both frequency and intensity of headaches.
Migraines can be controlled to a great extent just by effective stress control . stress is the single major trigger for migraine . In today’s modern world we cannot avoid stress, but we can definitely keep it under control and reduce its ill effects on our bodies .
Some tips for effective stress management
YOGA & EXERCISE
During physical activity, your body releases certain chemicals called ENDORPHINS that block pain signals to your brain. In addition to decreased feelings of pain, secretion of endorphins leads to feelings of euphoria, modulation of appetite, and enhancement of the immune response. With high endorphin levels, we feel less pain and fewer negative effects of stress. These FEEL GOOD HORMONES also help alleviate anxiety and depression, which can make migraines worse. Walking, swimming and cycling are often good choices. But it’s important to start slowly. Exercising too vigorously can trigger migraines. You don’t have to do strenuous activities from day one. Start light . If you are too pressurized by work just take a walk or do some stretches. Neck movements and stretches will help you to relax . Practice YOGA regularly . Yoga helps to tone up the body as well as the mind.
Meditation is a self-directed practice for relaxing the body and calming the mind.Practicing meditation regularly can increase the amount of endorphins released in your body. This helps to reduce stress, anxiety, depression, pains, fatigue, irritability etc and leads to better mental and physical well being. During the past several decades, meditation has been further explored as a way of reducing stress on both the mind and body.
BREATHING EXERCISES PRANAYAMA
Deep breathing from your diaphragm can help you relax. Focus on inhaling and exhaling slowly and deeply for at least 10 to 15 mins daily. Pranayama improves oxygenation of all the cells and thus helps boost up immunity, get rid of toxins, relaxing the body, alleviate pain and lead to a healthier mind and body.
SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE AND ENJOY
Stay positive. Enjoy yourself. Find time to do something you enjoy for at least 15 minutes every day. It could be playing a game, having coffee with a friend or pursuing a hobby. Doing something you enjoy is a natural way to combat stress.spend some time with nature . Take few minutes in the morning to plan your day. It will save you a lot of time. Reduce the use of electronic gadgets and mobiles .
Migraines may keep you from falling asleep or wake you up at night. Likewise, migraines are often triggered by a poor night’s sleep. So establish regular sleep hours – even on weekends. Siesta during the day is ok but more sleep at daytime may interfere with night’s sleep.try to relax before going to sleep. Meditation and deep breathing helps to relax . Avoid mobiles, ipads, TV, laptops, or any other electronic gadgets 2 hours before sleep . Keep all the electronic gadgets away from your bed .