Headaches no doubt are extremely frustrating and hurt a lot, but most of headache stories end with something like “I took some paracetamol and that helped”, or “I went to sleep and my headache was gone when I woke up.” For some people, just a cup of strong tea or coffee is sufficient to relieve headache.
Sadly, these typical headache treatments don’t even come close to getting rid of a migraine. Migraine sufferers can only wish getting rid of it was as easy as sipping a cup of tea or coffee or going to sleep. Going to sleep with a migraine? Nearly impossible!
Another thing with headaches is that they usually don’t stop you from functioning, whereas a migraine most definitely does. A migraine patient often suffers from nausea, dizziness, confusion, visual disturbances and sensitivity to light, all of which makes everyday tasks like driving or going to the market impossible.
Homeopathy offers excellent scope for treating migraine. While conventional treatment only provides temporary relief in migraine cases, homeopathic medicines for migraine promise a permanent cure. Homeopathy treats the person as a whole. Homeopathic medicines for migraine aim to reduce the intensity and frequency of migraine attacks.
Homeopathy has excellent clinical record in treating migraine safely and successfully. Homeopathic medicines work wonderfully in both acute as well as chronic migraine attacks. Homeopathy identifies and attacks migraine at the root. Migraines with or without aura (learn more about migraine aura and causes in our post ‘Know the cause of your migraine to treat it holistically’) respond well to the homeopathic treatment.
According to the homeopathic system of medicine, migraine is a chronic disease occurring periodically. The patient may experience it as an acute problem, but because it is periodic and recurrent it needs continuous homeopathic treatment during the attack, and homeopathic medicines for migraine need to be taken even when there is no attack. All this is to reduce the frequency and intensity of subsequent attacks and eventually stop them.
In all types of acute and chronic illnesses, homeopathy applies the concept of individualisation, which means that even if two people are suffering from the same type of migraine, a homeopathic doctor will study the whole case history of each of the patients — their exact nature of symptoms, temperament, feelings, likes and dislikes — and then suggest a remedy suitable for each of them to ascertain deep-rooted and permanent cures.
Below are some of the top ranked homeopathic medicines for migraine.
Belladonna is one of the best homeopathic medicines for migraine with intense throbbing, pulsating headache.
Glonoinum is an excellent homeopathic medicine for migraine headaches that are congestive. It is also the most suitable homeopathic medicine for migraine headache triggered by sun exposure.
Spigelia is a most effective homeopathic medicine for left-sided migraine.
Iris Versicolor and Sanguinaria Canadensis are two top homeopathic medicines that work well for right-sided migraine. Sanguinaria Canadensis is also the medicine to prescribe when the headache starts in the morning, increases during the day and lasts until sunset. It also works well in women during menopause. Iris Versicolor is useful if migraine is associated with intense nausea, vomiting or acidity. It can also be used in cases where migraine begins with a blur before the eyes.
Nux Vomica is a very effective homeopathic medicine for migraine with gastric troubles.
Natrum Carbonicum is suitable for sun headache migraine. Shooting pain in the forehead also suggests use of Natrum Carbonicum.
Homeopathic medicine Natrum Muriaticum is the best prescription for migraine attacks that worsen around the menstrual cycle. It is also considered the best medicine where numbness or tingling is felt in the nose, tongue or lips before the migraine attack.
Sepia is another most suitable homeopathic medicine for migraine in women around menopause.
Kali Phos is homeopathic medicine for migraine due to stress
There are also other homeopathic medicines for migraine, which work beautifully in relieving migraine headaches. However, speak to your homeopath, as regards appropriate dosage/s and duration of treatment. Please do not self-treat, or self-medicate.
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