REVIEW ARTICLE: ARDHAVABHEDAKA
Dr. Nidhi R B , Dr. Gururaj Anil Bhat, Dr. D Tharakesh
Department of Shalakyatantra, Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Hassan, Karnataka, India.
Ardhavabhedaka is a type of Shiroroga with the cardinal feature of unilateral headache, which if left untreated leads to complications like blindness and hearing loss. This disease can be correlated to Migraine headache based on the clinical manifestations. The life style of the people of modern era has changed due to rapid urbanization. Due to changed work expectations for better life style, stress is causing increased incidence of acute and chronic disorders. Migraine is one of the chronic illnesses, which is widespread in the population with varying severity. It is a chronic neurological disorder characterized by recurrent moderate to severe headaches often in association with a number of autonomic nervous system symptoms affecting the daily life routine. In Ayurvedic texts there are several types of Shiro Rogas (head disorders) described by Acharyas. Amongst them the clinical features of Ardhavabhedaka are very much similar to Migraine. As in case of migraine mainly analgesics are prescribed which have side effects on the other organs. Current article focuses to gather all of types, diagnosis, aetiology, pathogenesis and treatment of Ardhavabhedaka.
Keywords: Ardhavabhedaka, Migraine, Shiroroga, Headache
Journal Name :
EPRA International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research (IJMR)
Published on : 2023-09-09