10 Best Homoeopathic Medicines For Headache
Pain in general or in any portion of head is called headache
Headache can be Primary or Secondary
1) Primary Headache are not caused due to any major underlying pathology or structural anomaly. They do not pose a major threat except that it deteriorates quality of life by affecting day to day routine, professional and family life due to pain. primary headache typically presents with pulsating throbbing pain, with phonophobia and photophobia. few primary headaches types are mentioned below
Headache due to stress usually presents with band-like pain,
Trigeminal Neuralgia presents with shooting thread-like pain on face.
Cluster headaches frequent small episodes of headache with congestion of nasal mucosa and conjunctiva causing redness eye and is usually one sided
Hemicrania Continua , one sided constant pain with small episodes of severe pain.
Primary stabbing headache
Headache due to mental stress, overexertion, sexual excess,
2) Secondary Headache accounts only 10-20% of all cases of headaches is caused due to underlying pathological conditions or structural anomaly, like gastric disturbances, brain tumours, cervical spondylosis, arteriovenous malformations, ruptured aneurysms, intracranial heamorrhages, post epileptic, closed angle glaucoma, temporal arteritis. this type of headaches are dangerous and need to be treated for underlying cause first as soon as possible.
- Belladonna for throbbing fullness and pulsating pain in head with hot head, Pain in head typically involving forehead, occiput, temples, compaints more on right side compared to left side, pain in head aggravates on lying down, bright light, loud sound, after hair-cut, suppressed cold, pain in head with congestion of respiratory mucosa and conjunctiva, patient bores head into pillow and keeps moaning due to severe pain in head, pain in head with vertigo on rising up.
- Natrum Muriaticum hammering blinding headache with severe throbbing aggravation in morning on rising till sunset, relieved during sleep, pain in head during menstrual bleeding phase, headache in schoolgoing girls due to anaemia, pain in head due to ill effects of prolonged excessive intake of salt, headache relieved after vomitting, myalgia paraesthesia of lips tongue and nose during headache.
- Iris Versicolor visual disturbance preceeds and accompanies with headache, especially blurred vision, pain in jead typically on forehead and temples and right side affected more compared to left side, aggravation on mental stress and disturbances in meal pattern and time, aggravation on hyperacidity and mental strain.
- Glonoine pain in head due to heat of sun or due to heat of fire, headache of nervous origin, brain fag, strain, pain in head due to congestion and hyperaemia of brain ending up with violent epileptic attack, throbbing and pulsating headache as if blood is rushing towards head and heart. patient has great confussion lassitude and dizziness.
- Opium – Papaver Somniferum – dried latex of the poppy. Bursting headache with sensation as if some heavy weight has been olaced on head, pain in head with depression drowsiness, stupor, torpor, general sluggishness followed by stupid sleep.
- Gelsemium Sempervirens pain in head with dullness, dizziness, drowsiness and trembling, pain in head in patient with motor paralysis, headache with weak feeble pulse and slow circulation, aggravation of headache on high altitudes heat of sun, band-like pain in head, sensation as if a tight band is tied around the head. Pain extends from temples to ear to nose and chin forwards and downwards, mild relief on lifting the head a bit and placing it on a high pillow, patient falls asleep due to pain in head and is in delirious condition during sleep.
- Ruta Graveolens a very good remedy for excess of intoxication drinks causing hang-over headache, Pain as if nail is driven into the cranium.
- Actea Racemosa / Cimicifuga Racemosa , it shows a typical type of pain in head, patient has a waving sensation as if something is opening and shutting down in brain, head aches due to stress anxiety apprehension , pain in head as concomittent in women with uterine affections
- Allium Cepa Shooting – Threadlike neuralgic pain in head, head aches due to catarrhal conditions(cold), chronic headache in women relieves during menstrual flow resumes soon afterwards, mostly rt sided, good remedy in trigeminal neuralgia.
- Eupatorium Perfoliatum sensation as if cap of lead is being pressed over whole skull causing severe throbbing pain in head, pain in veryex and occiputal region due to cervical spondylosis , pain accompanying vertigo , paining sensation in head with pain in and around eyeball.