Are you that type of person who out of nowhere, in the middle of the day, gets hit with a debilitating migraine? Well I’m sorry, I can imagine how awful this can be, missing appointments, having to reschedule business meetings and all because of a strong headache that doesn’t leave you alone. What have you tried so far to prevent and combat your migraines? Traditional medications like pain killers? Regimented lifestyle modifications that leave you without much spontaneity? Well, have you heard about Ayurveda? Let me explain below why ayurvedic medicine can be the answer for all of your headaches. Keep reading. 

What actually is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is a holistic way of treating sickness. Sister of yoga and with the roots in India, Ayurvedic medicine has become more and more famous throughout the years. Multiple doctors are referring to Ayurveda as a holistic approach to help heal patients. Many organic herbal oils and formulas are used in ayurveda, contrasting the pharmaceutical industry, which relies heavily on chemistry and pills and can have bad side effects for patients.

Ayurveda is centered on the idea that we, human beings, are constituted by different types of energies, and when combined, these energies dictate our dosha. There are 5 types of energies and 3 types of doshas. See below:


  • Air - associated with breathing and nerves
  • Space (or ether) - associated with the spaces in your body (like your mouth or ears)
  • Fire -  associated with metabolic activity
  • Earth - associated with structural body parts (like your bones)
  • Water - associated with fluids (like your saliva and blood)


  • Vata - air and space elements
  • Pitta - fire and water elements
  • Kapha - earth and water elements

Understanding which dosha is for each individual is crucial for customizing a treatment plan that will reach the person’s goals. But let’s get back to migraines. Read the topic below to discover how ayurvedic treatment can help. 

Ayurvedic Treatments for Migraine 

First of all, Ayurveda uses different approaches compared to conventional medicine. For example, instead of anti-nausea drugs, antidepressants, antiseizure drugs, and botox injections, ayurveda preferes:

  • Body detoxification
  • Herbal remedies
  • Dietary and lifestyle changes
  • Relaxation techniques

Let’s dig deeper into the different types of treatments. 

Panchakarma therapy

This therapy consists of detoxifying and purifying your body from the toxins that may be contributing to your migraines. See some examples below:

  • Pouring medicated oil into the nose (nasya karma)
  • Whole body oil massage
  • Eating medicated ghee
  • Sweat therapy


It’s unbelievable how much yoga can improve your wellness. Now when specifically talking about the subject of migraines, yoga works on the body and mind harmony, helping to:

  • Promote relaxation
  • Ease stress and anxiety
  • Reduce sensitivity to pain
  • Boost your circulation and increase blood flow to your brain


This method is a liquid supplement made from heated or boiled ayurvedic herbs. These herbs are usually anti-inflammatories and/or have pain relief properties. Look below for a few examples of these herbs:

  • Myrobalan
  • Beleric
  • Amla berry
  • Turmeric
  • Neem

Now, excited to try it out? Let’s organize your starting steps on this journey. First you need to find out what your dosha is. Secondly, you can choose a treatment type from the methods listed above: Yoga, Pathyadi or Panchakarma. The good news is that we have all the individualized combinations of herbs and oils you may need to prevent migraines. I will leave the link below so you can take a closer look. For  herbs click here! For  herbal oils click here or on the banner below.