ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: UNDERSTANDING ARDHAVABHEDAKA (MIGRAINE) IN AYURVEDA: A REVIEW
Article Category: Review articles
Author: Sayali Ramdas Walunj *, Gurunath D. Khanolkar, Deepnarayan V Shukla, Kishorkumar Madavi, Dnyaneshwar Meshram
Abstract: Headache is a prevalent annoying symptom in general practice. Migraine is a common type of headache experienced by the general population. It is a chronic debilitating third most prevalent disease. However, Ayurveda is preventive, and curative science postulates that migraine can be cured, or its episodes can be handled well with ayurvedic medications if the samprapti is adequately understood. Ayurvedic texts mentioned the detailed explanation of shirorooja and its treatment protocol. This review article gives an idea about the ayurvedic and the modern concept of the pathophysiology of migraine, summarises the possible causes for the migraine attacks, and treatment to be done based on understanding the systemic causes, i.e., doshavastha also.
Keyword: Migraine, shirorooja, ardhavbhedaka, amlapitta, rasawaha strotas.