An open randomized clinical study to evolve the usefulness of the predefined ayurvedic medicines in the management of tension type of headache
Dr. P Pundareekaksha Rao
"Sirahsoola" is the leading disorder of the present practice. In modern science, Sirahsoola may be correlated with tension type of headache, in which mild to moderate pain, which is usually bilateral, with involvement of the temporal regions and it may be scattered, extend from the head to the back of the neck, and/or to the temporomandibular joint. Nasya, Shirolepa etc. are various suggested regimens in Ayurvedic texts for the treatment of Sirahsoola. 30 patients having classical signs and symptoms of Vataja sirahsoola Vataja sirahsoola as per Ayurvedic texts were selected. Trial medicines selected on the principles of Ayurveda were prescribed and the results were assessed before and after treatment. After therapy administration, the overall effect of therapy showed that twenty three patients (77%) were marked improvement, followed by seven patients (23%) were moderate improvement, and no any patient was unchanged or complete remission. No any adverse drug reaction was found during whole study. The results and observation which were received from this study it can be concluded that is showing better results in Vataja sirahsoola.