MIGRAINE By Dr Meeta Nihlani

Migraine – A Homeopathic Perspective By Dr Meeta Nihlani# Migraine # Women # Premenstraul # Depression # Children#Mood disorders # Neorological # fainting # Aura # Holistic # Endocrines # Psychlogical # Immunological # Temper tantrums #Behavioural aspects # Homeopathy 
Migraine is a neurological condition that can cause multiple symptoms. It’s frequently characterized by intense, debilitating headaches. Symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, difficulty speaking, numbness or tingling, and sensitivity to light and sound. Migraines often run in families and affect all ages. A migraine can cause severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually on one side of the head.. Migraine attacks can last for hours to days, and the pain can be so severe that it interferes with your daily activities.Some people experience an “aura” or symptoms that precede the headache. Auras can be visual changes, hearing changes, mood symptoms, and even numbness or weakness in the body. Some rare types of migraines have mainly nerve dysfunction with visual loss, hearing changes, balance problems, or weakness of an extremity with little or no headache at all.
Healthcare and lost productivity costs associated with migraine are estimated to be as high as $36 billion annually in the U.S. In 2015, the medical cost of treating chronic migraine was more than $5.4 billion, however, these sufferers spent over $41 billion on treating their entire range of conditions.

Migraine is an extraordinarily prevalent neurological disease, affecting 39 million men, women and children in the U.S. and 1 billion worldwide.

Some facts about Migraine

Everyone either knows someone who suffers from migraine, or struggles with migraine themselves.

Most people don’t realize how serious and incapacitating migraine can be. Migraine is much more than a bad headache.

For many sufferers, migraine is a chronic disease that significantly diminishes their quality of life.

Migraine disproportionately affects women

Migraine affects kids, too.

Migraine is a public health issue with serious social and economic consequences.

Homeopathic Perspective

Homeopathic approach to migraines involve a detailed evaluation to understand a variety of factors that tend to make the headaches better or worse. These might be emotional, mental, or physical. For example, some women have headaches before the menstrual period, while others have their headache only after the menses begins. Some people have their headaches primarily at night, while others are affected mostly in the afternoon. Some people have sensitivity to cold that brings the headache, while others have sensitivity to heat. We take specific histories of the entire person to understand an individual’s unique type of headache pattern.

Basically, migraines are an affection of the nerves. In these patients, nervous sensitivities are very high and there are various triggering factors like stress, emotive factors, sunlight, motion, noise, etc. As a result of the nerves being oversensitive to certain triggers, they produce pain and headache. The oversensitive nature of the nerves is not an isolated phenomenon. It can be a part of the axis that controls the body, comprising namely the endocrine system (hormones), immunological system and the mind. These three form an axis that acts as a regulator of the body.

Disease exists only if there is a central disturbance of the axis. We have to identify what the central disturbance is in this person. Individually, how do the nervous system, endocrine system, immune system and the mind work? This gives us a picture of the central disturbance within the patient, and when that is accurately found and the appropriate remedy matched, the local expressions automatically disappear, because they are merely expressions of the central disturbance.

Many a times causation is important. The exact triggers are to be identified. I had a case of Migraine in a 8 years old child.The pain was very intense.How he experienced this pain is important. It was a pain with Violence and an experience that the pain is killing me.The paid started after the death of the mother in an accident . After that he was adopted by his aunt. So , we could see two causes of his ailments or we can say we can define two triggers in this case.

Mind; death; ailments from, agg.; loved ones, of; accidents, in:

Mind; adoption, ailments from, agg.:
haliae-lc lac-as lac-c lac-d lac-m mag-c sac-alb

So based on these Triggers the above remedy was selected which helped the child to be free of his Migraine within a month.

Mind; egotism, self-esteem; ailments from, agg.:
CALC LACH LYC med merc oxyg PALL PLAT sil STAPH SULPH uran

Mind; discords agg., ailments from; relatives, friends, between; parents:
acon ANT-T bufo chr gado-n gado-p hoch holm lant-c plac plut-n prot

Mind; divorce, separation, ailments from, agg.; children, in:
aeth cer-c cycl dysp-n excr-can hoch holm-o lant-c lant-o nat-m uran

Mind; death; ailments from, agg.; partner, wife, husband, spouse, of:
clem con ign kali-br lyc op ph-ac

Mind; ambition; ailments from, agg.; deceived:
argo bell mand merc mosch nat-m neod-c NUX-V plat puls thuj verat

These are the various triggers which I usually I identify in my cases of Migraine

Also the various compensations which the patient does to cope up with pain also helps us to come to the remedy.

Mind; company; aversion to; migraine, in:

Homeopathy intends to identify the individuaistic symptoms in each case and finds the remedy based on Pyscho Neuro Endrino Immunological axis of the patient. That’s the reason we can help Migraine patients with a great success.