Thursday, January 31, 2008


  • Headache is one of the worse,irritable problem among people during their active shedule.
  • Headache is a condition of pain in the head; sometimes neck or upper back.
  • Commonly most of the headaches are self limiting and need no medicine.
  • There are two types of headache: Primary headache and Secondary headache.
  • Primary headaches are not associated with other diseases.
  • Secondary headaches are caused by associated disease.

Common headaches include
  • Eye strain,
  • Dehydration(followed by starvation,diarrhoea,vomiting),
  • Low blood sugar,
  • Sinusitis,
  • Tension headache,
  • Migraine,
  • Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (headache with visual symptoms due to raised intracranial pressure),
  • Ictal headache,
  • Cluster headache,
  • "Brain freeze" (also known as: ice cream headache),
  • Thunderclap headache,
  • Vascular headache,
  • Toxic headache,
  • Coital headache (sex headache),
  • Hemicrania continua(one sided headache),
  • Rebound headache (medicine over-use headache),
  • Red wine headache(alcoholic abuse),
  • "Spinal headache" (after lumbar puncture or related procedure that will lower the intracranial pressure),
  • Hangover (caused by heavy alcohol consumption).
  • A large percentage of headaches among females are caused by hormonal imbalence such as ever-fluctuating estrogenduring menstrual years.
  • Headache associated with specific symptoms may warrant urgent medical attention.
  • particularly sudden, severe headache or sudden headache associated with a stiff neck; headaches associated with fever, convulsions or accompanied by confusion or loss of consciousness; headaches following a blow to the head, or associated with pain in the eye or ear; persistent headache in a person with no previous history of headaches; and recurring headache in children.


  • History taking plays the most important step in diagnosing a headache patient.
  • Primary or Secondary headaches are clearly differentiated by careful history taking.
  • Headache without other associated diseases or primary headaches include migraine headaches, tension headaches, and cluster headaches.
  • Headache associated with other disease or secondary headache include serious and life threatening diseases such as meningitis, encephalitis [commonly known as brain fever], cerebral aneurysms, extremely high blood pressure, and brain tumors.
  • Reading temperature
  • Complete blood count,
  • Thyroid function test,
  • Bleeding&Clotting time,
  • Brain scans[CT or MRI], and
  • Lumbar puncture (spinal tap) are the common investigationsto establish these diagnoses
  • Not all headaches require medical attention, and many respond with simple pain killers such as paracetamol or NSAID's(aspirin, ibuprofen,etc)
  • In recurrent unexplained headaches,the patients are advised to maintain a "headache diary" which carries the type of headache, associated symptoms,precipitating and aggravating factors etc.
  • Secondary headaches are treated as per the existing associated disease with the help of relevent investigations.
  • Headache is dealt under head and neck problem in Siddha system.
  • Siddha system of medicine have a detailed classification related the diseases of head and neck.
  • The Siddha text "PARARAJA SEKHARAM" describe head and neck problems in detail as "KABHALA NOIKAL".
  • The classifications given in the text are really amazing.
  • Diseses of Vertex,Brain, Ear, Nose, Eye, Cheek, Gum, Teeth, Tongue, Pharynx, upper & lower Lip, Forehead, Occipit, Eyebrow and Neck are finely classified and the individual treatments also said in detail.
  • Suspected causes for head and neck problems also explained in the said text.
  • Patients with headache of various aetiology are being treated in my clinic daily.
  • Case history of each and every patient is carefully recorded and then relevent investigations are carried out.
  • The headache is analised for Primary or Secondary type.
  • After getting exact diagnosis,the patients are being treated with powerful herbo-minaral Siddha medicines.
  • The patients with serious clinical signs are immediately reffered to proper equiped hospitals for emergency medical care.
  • Sinus headache,Migraine headache,Tention headache,One sided headache, headache associated with APD(Acid Peptic Disorder)and Cervicalspondylosis are successfully treated in Siddha medicine in a very short period of 40 days.
  • This medicine does not cause any harmful effects like gastric irritation,sedation or toxicity.
  • Also number of patients with chronic headache without proper diagnosis even after full investigation are specially treated here with individulaly made Siddha medicines.
  • I have got excellent results in almost all cases of headache with dramatic Siddha medicines.
  • Don't miss to get a Siddha cure in such difficult and challenging headaches.

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