A migraine is usually a severe headache felt as a throbbing pain at the front or side of the head.
Some people also have other symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting and increased sensitivity to light or sound.
Migraine is a health condition, affecting around one in every five women and around one in every 15 men. They usually begin in early adulthood.
Some people have migraines frequently, up to several times a week. Other people only have a migraine occasionally. It is possible for years to pass between migraine attacks.
Homeopathy recognises this and has remedies that match every symptom of a migraine. Here we discuss Remedy Resonance for Migraines. There are other remedies that your homeopath will arrive at after taking your case.
Belladonna. — This remedy is specially indicated in attacks accompanied by heat and redness of the face, irritation of the sensory nerves of the eye, and dilatation of the pupils. It acts best on the right side, and when the pain is aggravated by light, heat and motion, particularly stooping.
Bromium. — Neuralgic headache, with raging pain over the left eye; darting pains through the left eye, with throbbing in the left eyelid, extending to the eyebrows, forehead and temple.
Cyclamen. — Cerebral congestion with violent left-sided headache, heat and throbbing in the head, glittering before the
eyes, obscuration of vision, dizziness, chilliness and nausea;aggravated by motion, especially stooping, and in the afternoon and evening.
Gelsemium. — Dr. Hale says of this remedy: “Hemicrania, when accompanied by abnormal symptoms of the eyes, such as dimness of sight or double vision, or with great sensitiveness to all sounds, will be promptly relieved by it. In nervous headaches, where the pain commences in the cervical
portion of the spinal column and spreads thence over the whole head, it will afford prompt and timely relief.”
Iris. — Headaches beginning with a blur before the eyes, of a dull, heavy, throbbing character, accompanied with nausea and vomiting, and great depression of spirits.
Sanguinaria. — Dr. Hering says: “This is the best remedy in most cases of migraine or sick headache. Still, it must prove most useful when the attacks occur paroxysmally, namely, every week, or at longer intervals; or when the pains begin in the morning, increase during the day, and last till evening; when the head seems to feel that it must burst, or as if the eyes must be pressed out, or when the pains are digging, at-
tended with sudden piercing, throbbing lancinations through the brain, involving the forehead and top of the head in particular, and being more Severe on the right side, followed by chills, nausea, vomiting of food or bile, forcing the patient to lie down and preserve the greatest quiet, as every motion aggravates the sufferings, which are only relieved by sleep.”