Ayurveda: types of headaches

In the modern rhythm of life, more and more people are faced with an extremely unpleasant problem that worsens the quality of life, like a headache. Advertised miracle pills provide temporary relief without removing the reason why the pain comes back again. Ayurveda distinguishes three types of headaches, respectively, with different approaches to the treatment of each of them. So, three types of headaches, as you might guess, are classified in Ayurveda in accordance with the three doshas: Vata, Pitta, Kapha. Vata type pain If you experience rhythmic, throbbing, shifting pain (mainly in the back of the head), this is Vata dosha pain. The causes of headaches of this type can be overexertion in the neck and shoulders, stiffness of the back muscles, slagging of the large intestine, unresolved fear and anxiety. Add one teaspoon of ground haritaki to a glass of boiling water. Drink before bed. Gently massage your neck with warm calamus root oil, lie on your back, tilt your head back so that your nostrils are parallel to the ceiling. Put five drops of sesame oil into each nostril. Such home therapy with natural herbs and oils will calm Vata out of balance. Pitta type pain Headache starts at the temples and spreads to the center of the head – an indicator of Pitta dosha that is associated with imbalances in the stomach and intestines (eg acid indigestion, hyperacidity, heartburn), this also includes unresolved anger and irritability. Pitt type headaches are characterized by burning, shooting sensation, piercing pain. Side by side with such pain is sometimes nausea, dizziness and burning in the eyes. These symptoms are aggravated by bright light, scorching sun, heat, as well as sour fruits, pickled and spicy foods. Since the root of such pain is in the intestines and stomach, it is recommended to “cool” the pain with foods such as cucumber, cilantro, coconut, celery. Take 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel 3 times daily by mouth. Before going to bed, put three drops of melted ghee into each nostril. It is recommended to rub warm coconut oil into the scalp. Kapha type pain Mostly occurring in winter and spring, in the morning or evening, accompanied by a cough or runny nose. The hallmark of this type of headache is that it gets worse when you bend down. The pain begins in the upper front of the skull, moves down to the forehead. Blocked sinuses, colds, flu, hay fever, and other allergic reactions are likely to cause Kapha headaches. Take 12 teaspoons of sitopaladi powder 3 times daily with honey. Put one drop of eucalyptus oil in a bowl of hot water, lower your head over the bowl, cover with a towel on top. Breathe in the steam to clear your sinuses. If headaches are present in your life all the time, you need to review your lifestyle and analyze what causes the problem again and again. It can be unhealthy relationships, pent-up emotions, too much work (especially in front of the computer), malnutrition.

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