Migraine is one of the most common diseases where the patients seek homoeopathic treatment at the Primary Health Centre. The treatment imparted to migraine patients by the homoeopathic doctors working in 92 Government dispensaries of NCT of Delhi, has been highly appreciated.
7,12,801 new cases were reported at these dispensaries, during the year 2010, out of which 3245 were migraine patients. There are 117 medicines mentioned for the treatment of migraine in various repertories.
Homoeopathic doctors resort to different ways of prescriptions as per their experiences. The aim of the study is to find out the prescribing trends, the confidence and efficacy in diagnosing migraine and the effective potency and dosage.
A Migraine experience survey (MES) was conducted among 100 doctors working in the Government Homoeopathic Dispensaries of NCT of Delhi, by filling out a standardized questionnaire. This was followed by a workshop wherein the importance of the study and data recording was stressed. Data of remedies for migraine in the repertories of Kent, Boger, William Boericke, and other relevant repertories were compared with the results in contemporary clinical practice.
Result & Conclusion:
81% doctors are confident to diagnose migraine. The top ten most frequently used homoeopathic drugs are: Natrum muriaticum, Sanguinaria can., Belladonna, Gelsemium, Pulsatilla, Ignatia, Nux vomica, Lachesis, Bryonia alba and Sepia. Single medicine in medium potency and in infrequent dose is the most reliable way of using these drugs. The duration of treatment was 6 months – 1year. This survey highlights the experience of 100 doctors in treating migraine. A standard treatment protocol can be formulated from the outcome of this study in a larger perspective, to enhance the efficacy of Homoeopathy in the treatment of migraine.
Dr. Shirin BalanMigraine – an experience survey – Dr. Shirin Balan
by Dr. Shirin Balan ( Author at Homeopathy Update )
Posted on December 6th, 2011 at 3:48 pm.
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