Headaches & Migraines are a complaint regularly treated by homeopaths.
Some remedies you can try during Migraines and Headaches, or when you feel an attack coming on are listed below. Please note that these remedies are for acute treatment only. If your symptoms are ongoing, recurring or chronic, please work with a professional homeopath.
Belladonna – great remedy for both Migraines and Headaches. Belladonna is THROBBING. Or feels like your head is going to burst. More a right-sided headache. Tends to come on suddenly. Sense of heat in head, or a hot face.
Bryonia – left-sided Migraines and Headaches. Pain usually begins over left eye or forehead and spreads over head. Head feels heavy, congested, full. STITCHING or SPLITTING pain. Any movement aggravates the pain, even moving the eyes. Better for pressure on the painful spot.
Cocculus – headache after grief or worry over a loved one. Can be associated with dizzyness, vertigo or fainting. Headache over whole head. Sick headache from travelling. BURSTING headache. Sleep deprivation.
Gelsemium – exhausting Migraines and Headaches. HEAVINESS in head, with heavy eyelids; can hardly hold head up or eyes open. Feels weak or trembles with headache. Headache better after urinating.
Glonoinum – brought on by the SUN. Migraines and Headaches are THROBBING and BURSTING. Usually with a flushed face.
Iris Versicolor – typical Migraine symptoms. With nausea and vomiting. Occur every week, especially at weekends. Blurry vision before or during headache. Pain can alternate sides. Dull throbbing pain, or SHOOTING pain. Pain usually begins over one eye.
Kali-Bich – photophobia with headaches. Usually associated with Sinusitis or SINUS issues. Pain, heaviness or burning at root of nose. Blocked nose.
Nat Mur – one of the main remedies for Migraines and Headaches. Typically comes on in the morning time. Or after being in the sun. Especially good for school children. HAMMERING or PULSATING headache, mostly in forehead. May feel nauseous. Nat Mur is a big grief remedy so if headache comes on after grief of any sort, try this remedy.
Pulsatilla – Throbbing, changeable headache. Nervous headache. Headache when tummy is over-full with food. Worse for blowing nose, lying down or stooping. Headache better for fresh air. Self-pitying and weepy.
Sanguinaria – big remedy for right-sided Migraines and Headaches. Feels like forehead and right temple is BURSTING or BURNING, or that a tight band is across the forehead. The pain radiates into the right eye. There may an electric current sensation in head. Feels better after sleeping or vomiting.
Sepia – HORMONAL Migraines and Headaches. During monthly periods or menopause. Dull pain in head. Often left-sided headaches, or over left eye.
Spigelia – left-sided Migaines and Headaches. Left forehead, above left eye, or through the left eye. STITCHING or NEURALGIC pain. Violent, excrutiating pain. Person can often point directly to the particular spot.
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