It is the most commonly heard statement from people in India, “Gas sir par chad gyi hai”. Earlier doctors would not agree to it and in fact argue with the patients “Batao raasta konsa hai”.
But there have been recent European studies which say that Migraine is connected to gastro intestinal symptoms. So now doctors have started considering Migraine as acidity of brain.
When gastro intestinal symptoms are treated, the episodes of headaches automatically decrease.
Recent years have seen number of studies on gut brain axis which shows there is a direct correlation between the digestion and brain.
Ayurveda on the other hand from the very beginning has said migraine is connected to the gut. According to Ayurveda, Migraine is largely associated with imbalance of Pitta in the body. When Pitta aggravates in the body, it dilates blood vessels and creates pressure on nervous system leading to Migraine. The macro component of Pitta lies in the stomach which is called Jatharagni.
At our centre we have seen many patients of IBS and Migraine. They suffer from both the disorders together. And with treatment, they start experiencing relief in both the problems. You must have
noticed that some type of food triggers the bad headache. Cheese, chocolates, curd, butter milk are seen as worst triggers in some patients. This again suggests that digestion has lot to do with throbs in your head.
What makes migraine different and enduring from a simple headache is that along with pain its onset is seen with nausea, vomiting in many cases. This again draws a connection between Migraine and digestion.
Pain killers just mute notifications of pain to your body. So, if you want to get cured of Migraine, get cured of your indigestion first.