Article - Migraine

Since, I want more and more people to understand and then use Homeopathic knowledge; it is my goal to explain the wonderful concept of analyzing a symptom. A symptom is the key of Homeopathic case taking. It is some detailed information or a small observation of the person, who has discomfort. In Homeopathy name of disease is not that important, but signs and symptoms play an important role. Some times a peculiar and singular symptom might give us vital information. 

For this reason a symptom is divided into four categories, Location, Sensation, Modality and Concomitant. I will explain these categories in some other case history. Incidentally, mental symptoms have more importance among all the symptoms. Here is a case that I need to mention. This is a case study for a 42-year-old lady, who had many symptoms of varied nature. Doctors of western medicine thought she was suffering from migraine, for which all sort of CT Scan, EEG, and MRI were done. None of these tests came positive for any developmental disorder or change in brain cells. After long treatment with pain killers this patient was put on anti-depressants. None of these medicines were doing any good. At that time, I used to work at a charitable clinic in West Delhi. This lady came to this clinic, with a friend, who was living close to this area.  

I requested one of the Neurologists to give me his opinion. His observation was that stress and early menopause are playing a major role in episodes of frantic headaches. I told this lady to come with her husband, because some time family can tell more details. Her headache was followed by red face and often relieved with vomiting. She was nervous and could not tell her symptoms without crying. Husband told me that she was apprehensive before headache and would getup at night for fear of getting suffocated. There was this feeling that there is lack of air in the room, and she would open the windows. She was too afraid to go to work, for the fear that headache might hamper her work. She could not drive car because of giddiness. 

Based on her symptoms, after going through Kent’s repertory, I came up with four medicines, Spigelia, Sanguinaria, Pulsatila and Gelsimium. Based on her constitution, she was administered, Pulsatilla 30, along with Spigelia MT, for one month. She came back after one month for follow-up. Her symptoms were much better. She took medicine for two more months and called me to thank for my efforts. The whole goal of writing these case studies is to share knowledge with peers and fellow homeopaths. Also, I want to know more experiences of other readers and homeopaths. If you have any personal experience, that you want to share, please keep me posted.

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