Headache is the most common clinical problem in medicine, of which migraine alone affects nearly 15% of the population worldwide. It is the third most prevalent and seventh leading cause of disability worldwide. According to American Migraine study (AMS-II), there are nearly one in four households having at least one migraine sufferer. It is an individual burden as well as a social burden. Migraines are believed to be multifactorial in its origin and most of them are due to a mixture of environmental and genetic factors.
Thus, in view of increasing prevalence of migraine and the intensity of symptoms, there is a strong need for rapid, gentle and permanent cure of this condition and this can be achieved through Homoeopathy.
Methodology: Total of 30 cases was selected by Purposive Sampling Method. All cases were selected according to inclusion criteria and exclusion criteria. Data was collected from patients, by interviewing the patient about the history of the complaint in detail, the onset, progression etc. For assessment of the clinical status before and after treatment, HIT- 6 Questionnaire was used and Paired t-test was used to test the hypothesis.
Results: The highest prevalence of migraine in this study was found to be among females with 24 cases (80%); in the age group of 36-45 years with 16 cases (53.33%). Out of the 30 cases considered, 20 (66.66%) were of common migraine; mostly suffered by housewives i.e. 12 cases (40%); Natrum muriaticum was the remedy prescribed for maximum number of cases i.e. 15 (50%).
Out of the 30 cases considered, 30 cases (100%) improved. The statistical analysis also showed significant improvement after the treatment (‘p’ value < 0.001).
Conclusion: The above-mentioned result is conclusive of the fact that Homoeopathic medicines are very much effective in the treatment of migraine.