Migraine is one of the most common neurovascular disabling disorders encountered in Shalakya practice. In Ayurveda, Migraine is described as “Ardhavabhedhaka” which is a major health issue among people of age group 20 to 50 years. Migraine, the second most common cause of headache, and the most common headache-related, and indeed neurologic, cause of disability in the world, afflicts approximately 15% of women and 6% of men over a 1-year period.
A useful description of migraine is a recurring syndrome of headache associated with other symptoms of neurologic dysfunction in varying admixtures. There are limitations to Modern Science Allopathy for the Complete relief of patient from Migraine for Longer Duration of Time. Also there are possibilities of Drug Side Effects & Drug Dependency.
So looking towards Ayurvedic Management of Migraine (Ardhavabhedaka) we have searched the literary data that includes Panchkarma Procedures and Internal Ayurvedic Medications which are seems to be effective for relief in signs & symptoms of Migraine (Ardhavabhedaka) for longer duration of time without having any complications & drug dependency to the Patient.
Key words: Migraine, Ardhaavabhedhaka, Headache, Nasya, Basti, Shirobasti, Shirolepa, Shirodhara, Panchkarma.