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Sinusitis & Migraine




What is Sinusitis?

Sinusitis is a condition where the air-filled cavities in the facial bones become filled with mucus, leading to inflammation.

What are the causes of Sinusitis?

The primary causes of sinusitis include:

  • Allergic reactions to specific foods, pollen, dust, etc.
  • Nasal polyps, which are soft tissue growths in the nasal cavity.
  • A deviated nasal septum.
  • Infections caused by bacteria or viruses.
  • Environmental factors such as seasonal changes and pollution.

What are the clinical features of Sinusitis?

Common symptoms of sinusitis include:

  • Facial pain, especially around the sinus openings.
  • Nasal congestion, leading to difficulty in breathing.
  • Nasal discharge.
  • Headaches, particularly when bending the head down.

How does Ayurveda view Sinusitis?

Ayurveda considers sinusitis as an imbalance where "vata" is obstructed by "kapha," leading to "prathishyaya" (cold and congestion). Ayurvedic treatments focus on relieving this obstruction, thereby allowing "vata" to move freely.

What Ayurvedic treatments are available for Sinusitis?

Tatva Ayurved Hospital offers several treatments for sinusitis, including:

  • Lepam: Application of medicated paste on the sinus area to relieve blockage.
  • Dhoopam: Inhalation of smoke from medicated herbs to clear nasal passages.
  • Panchakarma treatments like Nasyam: A therapy that involves administering medicated oils through the nose to flush out inflamed mucus from the sinuses. It also strengthens facial muscles and nerves.

Can diet influence Sinusitis?

Yes, following a healthy diet as per a doctor’s advice is essential in preventing and managing sinusitis issues.

How effective are Ayurvedic treatments for Sinusitis?

Ayurvedic treatments aim to address the root cause of sinusitis and provide long-term relief. These treatments can effectively relieve symptoms, improve breathing, and enhance overall well-being.

Are there any preventive measures for Sinusitis?

To prevent sinusitis, it is advisable to:

  • Avoid known allergens and irritants.
  • Maintain good nasal hygiene.
  • Follow a balanced diet as per Ayurvedic principles.
  • Practice regular steam inhalation or use humidifiers during dry seasons.

When should I see a doctor for Sinusitis?

You should consult a doctor if you experience severe or persistent symptoms such as:

  • Intense facial pain or headache.
  • High fever.
  • Nasal congestion that does not improve with over-the-counter treatments
    Vision changes or swelling around the eyes.



What is a Migraine?

Migraine is a type of headache characterized by varying intensity and is often associated with nausea, as well as sensitivity to light and sound.

What causes Migraine?

The exact cause of migraines is largely unknown, but there may be a genetic component. Common triggers include:

  • Specific foods such as cheese, chocolate, caffeinated drinks, and red wine.
  • Physiological stress.
  • Exposure to bright or flickering lights.
  • Use of contraceptive pills and certain medications.

What are the clinical features of Migraine?

Typical symptoms of a migraine include:

  • Paroxysmal headache (sudden, intense headache) often accompanied by nausea and vomiting.
  • A dull ache that develops into a pulsing pain over the forehead and head.
  • Generalized weakness in the body.
  • Dizziness, blurred vision, and sometimes loss of appetite
    Aversion to food, light, and sound

How does Ayurveda view Migraine?

In Ayurveda, migraines are considered under the broad category of "Shirashoola," primarily caused by the imbalance of the three doshas (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha).


What Ayurvedic treatments are available for Migraine?

Tatva Ayurved Hospital offers a comprehensive treatment protocol for migraines, including:

Shodhana therapies such as Virechana (purgation therapy) and Vamana (emesis therapy)
Nasya: Administration of medicated oils or powders through the nose
Other treatments such as Talam, Lepanam, Shirodhara, and Thalapodichil

Can diet and lifestyle affect Migraine?

Yes, diet and lifestyle management are crucial in treating and preventing migraines. Following a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle as per Ayurvedic principles can help manage migraine symptoms.

Are Ayurvedic treatments effective for Migraine?

Ayurvedic treatments aim to address the root cause of migraines and provide long-term relief. These treatments can effectively alleviate symptoms, reduce the frequency of migraine attacks, and improve overall health and well-being.

What can trigger a Migraine?

Common migraine triggers include:

  • Specific foods and beverages (e.g., cheese, chocolate, caffeine, red wine).
  • Stress and anxiety.
  • Bright or flickering lights.
  • Hormonal changes (e.g., use of contraceptive pills).
  • Lack of sleep or irregular sleep patterns


How can I manage a Migraine attack?

During a migraine attack, it may help to:

  • Rest in a dark, quiet room.
  • Apply a cold or warm compress to the head or neck.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Practice relaxation techniques such as deep breathing or meditation.
  • Avoid known triggers.

When should I see a doctor for Migraine?

You should consult a doctor if:

  • You experience severe or frequent headaches.
  • Your migraine symptoms worsen or change.
  • Over-the-counter medications do not provide relief.
  • You have other concerning symptoms such as vision changes or persistent vomiting.



If you have any other questions or need further assistance, feel free to reach out to Tatva Ayurved Hospital ,Kozhikode for expert advice and treatment options.


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