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Understanding of Ardhavabhedaka Migraine

Author(s) Deeksha R, Bhavana S M, Dr.Prakruthi.G
Country India
Abstract In Ayurveda, "Shiraso uttamangatvam" emphasizes the head as a paramount organ, integral to the body's primary centers, or trimarma, necessitating meticulous care and protection. The head is the foundation of the body, housing critical sensory organs like the eyes (netra), ears (karna), nose (nasa) and tongue (jihwa). Ardhavabhedaka, classified among the shirorogas (head diseases) by ancient Acharyas, is a condition where various causative factors such as excessive intake of dry foods, irregular eating habits, exposure to cold, sexual activity, suppression of natural urges, and physical exertion can vitiate Vata alone or in conjunction with Kapha. This leads to severe, one-sided headache affecting regions like the neck (manya), brows (bhru), temples (sankha), ears (karna), eyes (akshi) and forehead (lalata). The pain is often described as sharp, cutting, or churning and if aggravated, it can severely impact vision (nayana) and hearing (shrotra).
Migraine, a multiplex and often misunderstood neurological disorder, presenting with pulsating type of headache confined to either side of the head, lasting between 4 to 48 hours. It is accompanied by symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, photophobia - sensitivity to light and phonophobia – sensitivity to sound and a throbbing pain which can hampers routine activities of the affected individual. The symptoms of Migraine parallels with Ardhavabhedaka suggest a strong correlation, providing a comprehensive understanding of this exhausting condition through the vision of Ayurveda. By identifying and managing the nidanas, the causative factors outlined in Ayurvedic texts, it is possible to reduce the severity and impact of migraine, thereby enhancing overall quality of the life of the affected individual.
Keywords Keywords: Shiroroga, Ardhavabhedaka, Migraine
Field Medical / Pharmacy
Published In Volume 6, Issue 4, July-August 2024
Published On 2024-07-05
Cite This Understanding of Ardhavabhedaka Migraine - Deeksha R, Bhavana S M, Dr.Prakruthi.G - IJFMR Volume 6, Issue 4, July-August 2024. DOI 10.36948/ijfmr.2024.v06i04.23423
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