A Comprehensive Review of Unani Treatise Elucidation of Shaqiqa (Migraine)
Headache is very common in general population, with about 70 percent of adults endorsing a history of headache on annual basis. Shaqiqa (migraine) is a disorder characterized by recurrent attacks or episodes of headache accompanied by other neurologic and gastrointestinal symptoms.1,2 They are probably caused by a functional disturbance in the cranial circulation.2 Migraine presentation is multifaceted with symptoms emanating from multiple factorsincluding vascular, neurologic, gastrointestinal, endocrine and visual. The core features of migraine include recurrent headache that is often unilateral, gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and hyperaesthesia manifested by photophobia and phonophobia.1,2,3 The headache in Migraine is generally has a pulsatile or throbbing in quality and the pain is exacerbated by routine physical activity involving movement of the head. The course of migraine is highly variable. Migraine is highly prevalent, and associated with significant pain, disability and hampersquality of life. This disorder is typified as much by nausea and photophobia as it is by pain because of the severity of pain associated with migraine.3
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Adil M, Anjum R, Perveen A, Wani P, Anwar A. A Comprehensive Review of Unani Treatise Elucidation of Shaqiqa (Migraine). J Integ Comm Health 2020; 9(2): 11-14.
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