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Response to Ayurvedic therapy in the treatment of migraine without aura.

Vaidya PB, Vaidya BS, Vaidya SK - Int J Ayurveda Res (2010)

Bottom Line: Migraine patients who do not respond to conventional therapy, develop unacceptable side-effects, or are reluctant to take medicines resort to complementary and alternative medicines (CAM).Complete disappearance of headache and associated symptoms at completion of AyTP was observed in 72 (35.2%); mild episode of headache without need of any conventional medicines in 72 (35.2%); low intensity of pain along with conventional medicines in 50 (24.5%); no improvement in seven (3.4%) and worst pain was noted in three (1.4%) patients, respectively.Though the uncontrolled open-label design of this study does not allow us to draw a definite conclusion, from this observational study we can make a preliminary assessment regarding the effectiveness of this ayurvedic treatment protocol.

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Affiliation: V C P Cancer Research Foundation (SIRO), Turner Road, Clement Town, Dehradun, India.

ABSTRACT
Migraine patients who do not respond to conventional therapy, develop unacceptable side-effects, or are reluctant to take medicines resort to complementary and alternative medicines (CAM). Globally, patients have been seeking various non-conventional modes of therapy for the management of their headaches. An Ayurvedic Treatment Protocol (AyTP) comprising five Ayurvedic medicines, namely Narikel Lavan, Sootshekhar Rasa, Sitopaladi Churna, Rason Vati and Godanti Mishran along with regulated diet and lifestyle modifications such as minimum 8 h sleep, 30-60 min morning or evening walk and abstention from smoking/drinking, was tried for migraine treatment. The duration of the therapy was 90 days. Out of 406 migraine patients who were offered this AyTP, 204 patients completed 90 days of treatment. Complete disappearance of headache and associated symptoms at completion of AyTP was observed in 72 (35.2%); mild episode of headache without need of any conventional medicines in 72 (35.2%); low intensity of pain along with conventional medicines in 50 (24.5%); no improvement in seven (3.4%) and worst pain was noted in three (1.4%) patients, respectively. In 144 (70.5%) of patients marked reduction of migraine frequency and pain intensity observed may be because of the AyTP. Though the uncontrolled open-label design of this study does not allow us to draw a definite conclusion, from this observational study we can make a preliminary assessment regarding the effectiveness of this ayurvedic treatment protocol.

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Figure 0003: History of headache of migraine patients

Mentions: The prevalence of migraine was found to be higher in the age group 20-50 years, with the highest ranging between >30-< 40 years [Figure 1]. Around 90% of the patients were non-vegetarian and 155 (38%) patients had family history of headache. Details of the prior treatment of migraine patients indicated that 231 (57%) patients were totally dependent on allopathic medicine; 167 (41%) patients had tried both allopathic and alternative medicine such as Homeopathy, Unani / Siddha, Ayurveda and Naturopathy etc., and eight (2%) patients were totally dependent on alternative medicine. It was found that exertion, lack of sleep and hunger were the three most important factors for aggravating migraine, and details of other factors are given in Figure 2. History of headache of migraine patients ranged from 1 to 60 years [Figure 3]. At the time of enrollment all the patients reported more than five attacks in a year from occasional, daily, alternate day and five to eight days in a month. The maximum patients those who were enrolled had migraine attack once a week. Maximum migraineurs complained of nausea, photo phobia, phono phobia, and vomiting as associated symptoms [Figure 4]. Nearly 50% reported moderate to extreme fatigue besides heartburn, belching, blurred vision, flatus, constipation etc.


Response to Ayurvedic therapy in the treatment of migraine without aura.

Vaidya PB, Vaidya BS, Vaidya SK - Int J Ayurveda Res (2010)

History of headache of migraine patients
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Figure 0003: History of headache of migraine patients
Mentions: The prevalence of migraine was found to be higher in the age group 20-50 years, with the highest ranging between >30-< 40 years [Figure 1]. Around 90% of the patients were non-vegetarian and 155 (38%) patients had family history of headache. Details of the prior treatment of migraine patients indicated that 231 (57%) patients were totally dependent on allopathic medicine; 167 (41%) patients had tried both allopathic and alternative medicine such as Homeopathy, Unani / Siddha, Ayurveda and Naturopathy etc., and eight (2%) patients were totally dependent on alternative medicine. It was found that exertion, lack of sleep and hunger were the three most important factors for aggravating migraine, and details of other factors are given in Figure 2. History of headache of migraine patients ranged from 1 to 60 years [Figure 3]. At the time of enrollment all the patients reported more than five attacks in a year from occasional, daily, alternate day and five to eight days in a month. The maximum patients those who were enrolled had migraine attack once a week. Maximum migraineurs complained of nausea, photo phobia, phono phobia, and vomiting as associated symptoms [Figure 4]. Nearly 50% reported moderate to extreme fatigue besides heartburn, belching, blurred vision, flatus, constipation etc.

Bottom Line: Migraine patients who do not respond to conventional therapy, develop unacceptable side-effects, or are reluctant to take medicines resort to complementary and alternative medicines (CAM).Complete disappearance of headache and associated symptoms at completion of AyTP was observed in 72 (35.2%); mild episode of headache without need of any conventional medicines in 72 (35.2%); low intensity of pain along with conventional medicines in 50 (24.5%); no improvement in seven (3.4%) and worst pain was noted in three (1.4%) patients, respectively.Though the uncontrolled open-label design of this study does not allow us to draw a definite conclusion, from this observational study we can make a preliminary assessment regarding the effectiveness of this ayurvedic treatment protocol.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: V C P Cancer Research Foundation (SIRO), Turner Road, Clement Town, Dehradun, India.

ABSTRACT
Migraine patients who do not respond to conventional therapy, develop unacceptable side-effects, or are reluctant to take medicines resort to complementary and alternative medicines (CAM). Globally, patients have been seeking various non-conventional modes of therapy for the management of their headaches. An Ayurvedic Treatment Protocol (AyTP) comprising five Ayurvedic medicines, namely Narikel Lavan, Sootshekhar Rasa, Sitopaladi Churna, Rason Vati and Godanti Mishran along with regulated diet and lifestyle modifications such as minimum 8 h sleep, 30-60 min morning or evening walk and abstention from smoking/drinking, was tried for migraine treatment. The duration of the therapy was 90 days. Out of 406 migraine patients who were offered this AyTP, 204 patients completed 90 days of treatment. Complete disappearance of headache and associated symptoms at completion of AyTP was observed in 72 (35.2%); mild episode of headache without need of any conventional medicines in 72 (35.2%); low intensity of pain along with conventional medicines in 50 (24.5%); no improvement in seven (3.4%) and worst pain was noted in three (1.4%) patients, respectively. In 144 (70.5%) of patients marked reduction of migraine frequency and pain intensity observed may be because of the AyTP. Though the uncontrolled open-label design of this study does not allow us to draw a definite conclusion, from this observational study we can make a preliminary assessment regarding the effectiveness of this ayurvedic treatment protocol.

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