Migraine – an experience survey – Dr. Shirin Balan

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 Balan

Migraine – an experience survey – Dr. Shirin Balan
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