3 Types of Common Headaches and How to Get Rid of Them

Posted by Heather Homes on May 18th, 2021

Many of us are often plagued by headaches that can range from moderate and tolerable ones to extreme cases that are sometimes hard to deal with. To an extent, Ayurveda can be helpful in determining the underlying cause of the headache and treating it efficiently. 

There are majorly three types of headaches, each one of which is associated with a certain kind of dosha imbalance.  They are as follows:

Sinus Headache

A Sinus headache can be caused usually during spring. This is the season in which major qualities of the Kapha dosha are predominant. Sinus headaches are caused by a Kapha-Vata imbalance. Nasal congestion,an overall heavy and dull feeling are all traits of a sinus headache.

Causative factors include:

  • Accumulation of Ama (digestive toxins)
  • Overeating
  • Lack of Exercise
  • Excessive consumption of heavy and cold foods
  • Exposure to wind, fog and cold.

In the case of Sinus Headaches, it is recommended that you favor a Kapha pacifying diet. Include more astringent and bitter foods while avoiding sweet, sour and salty foods, especially during the spring time.

Tension Headache

An impaired Vata dosha is what causes a Tension Headache. It is a very common type of headache that is characterised by a sharp, unsteady pain. It can be caused by:

  • Mental & Emotional Stress
  • Irregular food habits and sleeping patterns
  • Improper diet
  • Eyestrain caused by Exposure to a tV or computer screen for long hours
  • Suppressing emotions

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