MIGRAINE with AURA Natural Cures

Migraine with aura is less common than without-aura form and affects 30% of patients with migraine. Below we analyze natural treatments for migraine with aura, its features and official medical treatments.

Most common symptoms of aura are visual. They are described as flashes or bright spots, parallel lines in zigzag or horseshoe shape, shimmering spots. There may also be a partial disappearance of visual field. These visual disturbances tipically begin into a part of visual field and gradually extend over a few minutes.

Onset of pain may already occur during aura or after a few minutes (no later than 60 minutes). Sensitive auras follow visual ones in frequency: they are represented by sensations of numbness or pinprick, tingling, sleepiness. They are felt in distal region of an upper limb (hand), with tendency to spread, to involve whole arm. Such disorders appear on the same side of visual disturbance.

Other symptoms of aura are represented by a speech disorder (aphasia) or speech articulation (dysarthria). Aura symptoms develop gradually over at least 5 minutes and disappear completely within an hour (on average 20-30 minutes). Natural remedies for migraine with aura switch off inflammation that causes migraine without harming body.

The cause lies in metabolic dysregulation of mast cells which explosively release neuromediators (substance P, CGRP). The activity of these neuromediators causes a rapid dilation of blood vessels in trigeminal vascular area.

Official therapy is for attack only and involves intake of analgesics and anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Triptans are also used, but all these drugs have many side effects.

But treating migraine with aura with natural products is possible thanks to action of some herbal substances like Rhodiola rosea and Vitis vinifera. They have activity against free radicals, anti-inflammatory, antiplatelet, nourishing action on blood vessel wall. Then, there are also natural products, like flavoproteins and coenzymes. They contribute in harmless way to restoration of cellular metabolism of mast cells, rebalancing their cell membrane. This leads to restoration of neural transmitters production and, therefore, to natural cure of migraine with aura.