Common in females than males, cluster headache is most debilitating than migraine headaches and last longer than a migraine, and they come in episodes or cluster. It could be of two different types episodic or chronic. Episodic type usually stays for weeks or a month with short pain-free periods, whereas the chronic type usually stays for the whole year with one-year remission. It varies with time, season, sometimes it mimics as symptoms of allergies and stress headaches. Unfortunately, the exact cause is still unknown.
Unilateral pain and pain in the eye and temple area, pain is often severe, explosive and throbbing, also called as suicidal headaches. This is less common in Migraine headaches and tension headaches. The conventional treatment is using Oxygen, tryptans, B- blockers and Steroids will of beneficial.
According to Ayurveda, “ Siro soola” which denotes generalized headaches, need a proper lifestyle change, which includes constitutional eating habits, avoids cold foods, left over foods, spicy and fried foods and vata aggravating behaviors and food. A systematic evaluation by a qualified Ayurvedic physician and followed by Ayurvedic recommendation such as herbs like Bramhi, dasmoola, aswaganda ect with external treatments such as Shirodhara, shiro vasti will be useful to address the symptoms.