Headache Types and First Aid through Naturopathy

Tension-type Headache:

  • Frequency  –  chronic often daily
  • Pain  – mild, moderate, pressure, tightness
  • Duration  – 30 mins – 7 days
  • Location – both sides, whole head and neck
  • Symptoms –  no light / sound sensitivity no aura                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                hd ach

Tension —Headache Management:

  • Hot water intake with jeera or lemon
  • Acupressure, Hot Bag on Nape of the Neck, Ice Bag on Head, Mild Massage on Neck and Shoulders, Cold Water Splash on Face, Cold Compress on Eyes
  • Vyagra Dhouti (Vomiting), Acupressure, Ice Bag on Epi – Gastric region,  Cold Compress on Abdomen / Cold Abdomen Pack
  • Hot Foot Immersion, Hot Arm Bath, Acupressure, Hot Bag on Nape of the Neck, Facial Steam

Migraine (half-head):

  • Frequency – 1-2/year- 2-3/week
  • Pain –  moderate – severe, pulsating – throbbing
  • Duration – 4 hrs- 3 days
  • Location – usually one sided (but side can swap   between attacks)
  • Symptoms – aura, nausea, vomiting, sensitive to light, sound, smells
  • onset often as child / teenager / young adult
  • but can start at any age
  • 2-3 x more common in women than men
  • typical patient : young woman (15% of all young women)

Migraine causes:

  • cause unknown but strongly inherited
  • a lower threshold to spontaneously produce symptoms as if the head and brain had been injured
  • many effective treatments

What Happens During Migraine???

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Aggravating Factors:

  • foods : spices, wine , chocolate, citrus
  • food additives : monosodium glutamate
  • sleep : both too much and too little
  • stress : mainly offset
  • female hormones : fluctuating or falling oestrogen

Migraine – Management:

  • Vyagra Dhouti (Vomiting), Acupressure, Ice Bag on Epi – Gastric region,  Cold Compress on Abdomen / Cold Abdomen Pack
  • Acupressure, Hot Bag on Nape of the Neck, Ice Bag on Head, Mild Massage on Neck and Shoulders, Cold Water Splash on Face, Cold Compress on Eyes

 

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