A headache is a symptom rather than a disease and may be caused by high blood pressure, insomnia, weak eyesight, sinusitis, hunger, anemia, listening to loud music, studying in improper light, emotional strain, over work, constipation and flatulence. In Ayurveda headache is known as shiroshool. Headache may be accompanied with watering of the eyes, bleeding from the nose or giddiness depending on the body energy that is aggrevated.
Improper diet and lifestyle causes vitiation(impairment) of the vata(air) and kapha(water). Vata is obstructed by the kapha in the head region causing headache. As the pain intensifies, vata also vitiates pitta dosha(fire), causing a burning sensation in the head nausea and vomiting. Headache is also often caused by emotional stress, overwork or insomnia.
1.pain in the back of the neck and shoulders. 2.pain in the head.
1. Have warm and easily digestible foods, boiled and steamed vegetables, soups, vegetable juices, porridge, brown rice and whole wheat flour. 2. Eat fruits like apples, pappayas, mangoes, grapes and pears. 3.buttermilk, salads and boiled rice cinnamon, cumin seeds and garlic are good in the day time. 4. Also, 5-6 almonds or walnuts and some raisins can be eaten each day. 5. Avoid refined, oily, spicy, cold and stale food. Avoid yogurt especially at night. 7. Avoid working for long hours continuously, take short breaks. Have a good night's sleep in a dark room. 8. Avoid overexposure to cold or hot weather. Cover your head with an umbrella or wear a hat when you go out.