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Migraine

Question

I get migraine headaches when I am in the bright sun, hot weather, bright light or heat. What is the reason behind it and how can it be controlled? During summer, I cannot go outdoors at all. During winter, I can't stand the heat in the house.
~ J.K. of Virginia

Answer

I've seen this type of heat-related Pitta headaches with other clients. It's always best to see an Ayurvedic physician. Also try these self-care recommendations in your diet and daily routine:

Follow a Pitta-pacifying diet. Favor sweet, bitter, astringent, cool, heavy and dry foods. Reduce or avoid foods that are pungent, sour, salty, hot, light and oily.

  • Take the Aci-Balance formula.
  • Take Rose Petal Preserve in the morning.
  • Don't skip meals.
  • Before bed, drink cool milk (after boiling) blended with a couple of dates.
  • Don't overwork. Take enough rest and leisure time.
  • Avoid the hot sun and hot temperatures. Stay cool.

Please note: This ayurvedic information is education. It does not replace medical advice or treatments.

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