Homeopathy solves a 4 years old Migraine case
Introduction: Migraine is a severe painful headache that is often accompanied by sensory warning signs called aura. These include tingling in the arms and legs, nausea, vomiting, photophobia and phonophobia (increased sensitivity to light and sound respectively).
Migraine is a type of headache that causes a person’s sympathetic system to come into action and react with nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.
Some known causes or triggering factors for migraine are as follows:
- Eye strain due to weak eyes
- Neck pain/ Cervical Spondylosis
- Digestive disturbances
- Neurological (intracranial tumours)
- Cardiovascular disorders
- Stress and fatigue
- Excessive exposure to sunlight
- High blood pressure
The typical migraine is characterized by a one- sided (right or left) headache. Sometimes it may be associated with cervical headache or neck pain.
Case report: A 40 year old male patient presented with a history of headache since the last four years. The patient was employed in the Railways as an engineer.
The pain was intermittent and used to occur fortnightly. The pain was severe and would start from the back of the head and spread all over. The veins of the temple region would become prominent during the attack. Each attack would last 24 to 48 hours. The patient preferred a dark environment and lots of rest till the attack subsided. Even in the absence of severe headache the patient would sometimes feel uneasy.
When the patient presented to the clinic with the above said complaints he was examined thoroughly and was noted to have upper back pain.
X- Ray of the cervical spine was taken. Manipulative treatment was started with homeopathic medication.
The patient did not feel relieved of his symptoms after the initial treatment. The patient was asked to come for follow up after a week. He was started on a treatment regimen for issues regarding the cervical dorsal spine which gives rise to severe neck pain and radiates to the head. It is also a known factor for triggering migraine. The patient took the treatment religiously for a few weeks and reported for a check-up. The patient was apparently better with less severe and less frequent headaches.
The patient continued the same treatment for the subsequent five months and was completely cured. He was advised to get a check- up done thrice a year to keep any other developing symptoms or progress of migraine in control.
Now he has no Migraine at all. It feels very nice when a Patient comes to you even after two years just to say “Thank You”.