A migraine is usually an intense pounding headache with nausea that occurs from time to time. The pounding or pulsing pain usually begins in the forehead, the side of the head or around the eyes. The headache gradually gets worse. Bright lights or loud noises make the headache worse. The headache can last for two hours or even up to two or three days.
- Nausea and vomiting
- Throbbing or pounding pain on one side of your head (or both)
- Light, noise, and movement—especially bending over—make your head hurt worse; you want to lie down in a dark, quiet room
No one knows for certain what causes migraine. Things that can trigger migraineinclude the following.
- Certain foods and alcohol; missing meals; too much sun; sleeping too little or too much
- Hormones and menstruation
- Certain odors, such as perfume or cigarette smoke
- Blood platelet disorder
- Low Blood Sugar or Hypoglycemia
- Apply a paste of freshly ground clay or freshly ground sandalwood to the forehead, let dry, rub off by hand and wash.
- When not suffering from a cold, drink a teaspoon of honey in a glass of warm water or fill the stomach completely with water.
- Massage forehead, temples, neck and shoulder muscles, making sure to use a little oil to prevent chafing and burning.
- If before sunrise or after sunset adn the stomach is empty, do a head stand. This increases blood flow in the head and stops most forms of headache.
Headaches most often are caused by problems elasewhere in the body, as can be seen on the following overview:
Pain here indicates
- Tension and infections of the gums and teeth.
- Overacidity (pain of the eyeball).
- Gastritis (pain of the eye socket).
- Inflammation of the stomach.
- disorders of the intestines.
- Disorders of the fallopian tubes.
- Kidney disorders.
- Disorders of urinary tract.
- Formation of cataract.
- Disorders of the brain and the spinal nerves.