Volume : VII, Issue : VI, June - 2018

Role of Yoga therapy in migraine - A brief review

Baluja Z, Rehman S

Abstract :

Migraineis a periodic and debilitating disorderwhich can affect the whole body.Migraine headache is mostly unilateral andpulsating in nature and it lasts from 4 to 72 hours. The other symptoms include nausea, vomiting, increasedsensitivity to light, sound and pain. The common prescribed drugs are betablockers, antidepressants,anticonvulsants and calcium channel blockers. Majority of the patients are dissatisfied with their current treatment regimens.Moreover, excessive use of these medications can cause refractory condition of medication overuse headache. Thedrawbacks of existing treatment substantiate the need for additional migraine treatment strategies and protocols.In recent times large number of studies have come up supporting the role of Yoga in providing pain relief in migraine headaches. These Yoga exercises act by down–regulating hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis and also the sympathetic nervous system. It can be safely concluded that regular practice of Yoga along with the convention pharmacological modalities provide not only symptomatic relief but also aids in overall holistic well being of migraine patients.

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Baluja Z, Rehman S, Role of Yoga therapy in migraine‾A brief review, PARIPEX‾INDIAN JOURNAL OF RESEARCH : Volume-7 | Issue-6 | June-2018

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