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Article: AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF CHRONIC MIGRAINE THROUGH MASHBALADI PACHAN KASHAYA NASYA: A CASE STUDY
Article Category: Case Reports
Author: Anshul *, Alok Srivastava, Debasmita Mohanty, Ashish Mehta
Abstract: A 38-year female having chronic headache was diagnosed with Ardhavbhedaka. The symptoms had resemblance with Migraine. This was a case study intending to evaluate the efficacy of Mashbaladi Pachan Kashaya Nasya and Pana in the management of chronic migraine. Patient had frequent episodes of headache along with associated symptoms such as vertigo, headache, nausea; vomiting, photophobia and phonophobia which were relapsing frequently even after continuous medication. The patient was primarily diagnosed as a case of Ardhavbhedaka with vata pitta dominance on the basis of symptoms, physical examination and clinical findings. As per ICHD-3 Criteria the case was diagnosed as chronic migraine. Mashbaladi Pachan Kashaya mentioned by Chakradatta in vata diseases was administered as Pana in a dose of 50 ml twice a day before meal for one month and Nasya karma for 14 days. Symptoms were assessed at the end of therapy and regular follow up was done at an interval of 30 days for 4 months. After one month of treatment, patient reported relief from symptoms, without any relapse of symptoms in follow up period. It is concluded that chronic migraine of middle-aged person having vata pitta dominance can be managed effectively with Mashbaladi pachana kashaya nasya and Pana.
Keyword: Ayurveda, Chronic Migraine, Mashbaladi Pachan Kashaya, Nasya