Monday, 23 April 2018

Migraines and Homeopathy

If you happen to think that a migraine is just another type of headache, that means that you have never suffered from one. A migraine is an intense pain that prevents the sufferer from living a normal live while the attack is going on. That could be for a few hours or even a few days. The causes of it are still being researched but two of the most common reasons are that it is hereditary and is due to the imbalance of certain chemicals in the brain.Migraines affect a very large percentage of adults, with women being more predisposed to it than men. According toan article in the New England Journal of Medicine, migraines are the seventh leading cause of disability worldwide, although it has not received the attention it deserves.

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Treating Migraines with Traditional Medicine

Traditional medicine focuses on relieving the intense and debilitating pain that is a migraine. These include NSAIDS such as Triptans, Acetaminophens, Ibuprofen etc. as well as opioids and anti-nausea medications. At times drugs like beta blockers, anti-seizure drugs and anti-depressants are prescribed in an effort to prevent the onset of the pain. While these may help to some extent in enabling a patient to return to a partially normal life, the efficacy varies, and they are only short-term solutions. The objective of traditional medicine is to control the pain of a migraine. There is no focus on curing the problem by dealing with what causes it.

The Homeopathic Alternative

With homeopathy, for all medical conditions, the aim is to treat the underlying cause of the problem and by doing so, provide long term and lasting cures. In the case of migraines, the action of the medication is two-fold – it relieves the pain and simultaneously works to restore the imbalance and improper functioning of the metabolic system that caused it in the first place.

If a person has suffered from migraines for a long period of time, he or she can forget what it is like to live a life free of this terrible pain. The quality of life is affected and patients accept the misery as their fate. None of this needs to be so. Homeopathy has proven to be very successful in providing a long-term cure for migraines.

Consult a Doctor

Although homeopathic medicines are safe and have few, if any, side effects, self-medication is never advisable. Since the cause of the pain varies from person to person, the medicines prescribed have to be specific to each patient. That requires a detailed examination to be conducted and the medical history to be examined. Once the probable cause of the problem has been established, the medicines that will work on those causes can be given. Only a qualified homeopathic doctor will be able to do all this and find the right medication for a patient. Taking the wrong medicines will not produce the desired results and may even cause other health issues.