Tips For Avoiding Summer Migraines

In a career spanning four decades, the world’s leading Homoeopath, Padma Shri Dr. Mukesh Batra, has revolutionised the way homeopathy is practiced today. The Founder-Chairman of Dr Batra’s™ Group – the first and largest homeopathy corporate worldwide, he has treated over a million patients, including Presidents, Prime Ministers and prominent film personalities and celebrities. He has authored several books and has been honoured with numerous fellowships and over 50 national and international awards, including the Padma Shri, one of India’s highest civilian honours.

For those who suffer from migraines, the summer season can be a painful and unpleasant time of the year. A few hours of outdoor fun could serve as a trigger for a migraine. So, what is it that leads to summer migraines? Heat during summers expands the blood vessels in the head leading to throbbing pain, nausea and heat exhaustion. A Harvard study has outlined how the vulnerability to a migraine attack increases by 8% each time the temperature amplifies by 9 degrees! 

How To Deal With Migraine: 

Rest in a quiet, dark room: Many people suffering from migraine report sensitivity to sound and light. Make your bedroom dark and quiet and take rest. Melatonin hormones released in the brain during sleep help ease your pain.

Work on your stress: Stress causes migraines, chronic pain creates more stress… and the cycle continues. You can try managing stress with meditation, exercise, planning out your day and allowing yourself more time to relax.

Sleep well: Try going to bed at the same time every night and get at least 7-8 hours of sleep. Eliminate TV, reading, texting and listening to loud music while in bed. Try your best not to nap during the day.

Try Temperature Therapy: Apply a cold or hot compress to your neck or head. Ice packs have a numbing effect that could reduce pain. Heating pads or hot packs can relax tense muscles. Warm baths / showers provide similar outcome.

Eat wisely: Eating habits influence your migraines. Be consistent with meal timings. Identify the potential foods that trigger migraines by keeping track of the food you eat and the time you experience migraines. If you suspect that a certain food — such as caffeine, alcohol, chocolate or aged cheese — is triggering your migraines, eliminate it from your diet to see the results.


Unlike conventional treatments which mostly depend on painkillers, and Triptans that cause side effects like dizziness, drowsiness, muscle weakness and heaviness in the chest, homeopathic treatment focuses on treating the symptoms at the root level without causing side-effects. As migraines often affect people that are fastidious, meticulous and border on Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD), it is important to get to the root of the problem.  Constitutional homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis of physical and mental symptoms as well as individualistic personality traits. 

According to a study published in NCBI, to evaluate the efficacy of homeopathy in preventing migraine attacks and accompanying symptoms, research on 68 migraine patients was conducted. Homeopathic treatments for migraines have shown a significant reduction in the frequency of attacks and pain intensity in all patients. Untreated migraines can aggravate the intensity and increase the frequency of migraine attacks. Do not wait until your headache becomes a daily event. Visit a homeopath to treat the migraine effectively without any side-effects.

Homeopathic medicines recommended to fight summer migraines are:  

Iris versicolor 6C: For headache with nausea and vomiting – 5 pills every 2 hours a day, till symptoms disappear.

Glonine 30C: For severe headache caused by exposure to the sun – 5 pills every 2 hours a day. till symptoms disappear.

Belladonna 30C: Throbbing headache worse from sun, 5 pills every 2 hours a day, till symptoms disappear.

Important Note: The medicines mentioned above are only suggestive; to treat migraines from the root please consult your local homeopath who will be in a position to understand your condition better.

Tips To Manage Migraine During Summers

Stay Hydrated: Dehydration is a major trigger of migraines. Don’t forget what you drink can make a difference, too. Water or electrolyte-containing beverages are always good choices! 

Limit Sun-exposure: Try hats with broad brims that keep the sun off your face, neck, back and upper chest. You can also cool yourself down with a cold wet bandana around your neck or a spray water bottle.

Keep Those Sunglasses On: Summer can be tough on the eyes. Invest in good sunglasses. Polarized lenses are great because, in addition to filtering light, they cut glare. Try a baseball cap or any hat that blocks out the sun coming in from above the sunglasses.

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