Unbearable, one-sided headache with various associated symptoms is called migraine.
The brain requires a constant supply of oxygen and food energy. Both these are transported to it by the blood. In the total absence of either one of the two, the brain will collapse, leading to an almost instant death.
Any disturbance to the blood circulation at the brain region would mean a short supply of either the energy or the oxygen, or both. This will give rise to migraine.
A constriction of the finer blood vessels in the brain due to an accident can also give rise to migraine.
At times, a severe loss of blood due to accidents, or a drastic reduction in the quantity of red blood cells in the blood for any reason can give this problem.
Absence of oxygen in the respired air can give rise to severe migraine. This can happen when a person is locked up inside a room that has no ventilation at all.
Some people who sleep with their face covered with a thick blanket get migraine because of the repeated inhalation of their own carbon dioxide, rather than some fresh air.
Severe starvation for prolonged periods resulting in the unavailability of food energy for the efficient functioning of the brain can also result in migraine.
The cure for migraine requires a good blood and lymph fluid circulation, which can be enhanced through the practise of Body Towel Massage and Body Rubbing Exercise. Breathing Exercise will be of tremendous help in its preven-tion. Wearing tight hear-gear (e.g., caps, hats and bands) should be avoided.
Regular and adequate food consumption will be of great importance. Carbohydrates (e.g., rice, potato) should be consumed relatively more in quantity than the rest.
Acute migraine attacks can be eased with the administ-ration of a glucose drink (250 ml water + 10 grams glucose) and encouraging the patient to breath in some fresh air.
One should also ensure that the quality of blood, in terms of its red blood cell composition is maintained in a good state.
This can be achieved by consuming iron-rich vegetables, and also by the avoidance of under-urination that favours the accumulation of calcium which suppresses the absorption of iron present in the foods eaten.
Those who are prone to migraine attacks should wear only loose clothes. Tight belts, under clothes, etc. should be avoided as far as possible.
See Anaemia, Headaches, Laziness, Memory Failure.