FOR VATA TYPE HEADACHES:
These headaches are in the back (occipital) portion of the head. They are characterized by a throbbing, and pulsating pain that radiates from the back of the head and may go to the front. A vata headache may be associated with tension in the neck, back stiffness and constipation.
Oil massage - For tension in the neck and shoulders massage the tight muscles with sesame oil.
Night time foot and scalp message - Before you go to sleep at night, rub some sesame oil on the top of your head and the soles of your feet.
A soothing paste - Take one fourth tea spoon nutmeg powder and add sufficient water to make a paste , apply this paste to your forehead and leave it on for about half and hour and then wash it off. This should help to soothe a vita type headache and migraine.
FOR PITTA TYPE HEADACHES:
A pitta headache starts in the temple area and goes to the central part of the head. A pitta headache is characterized by shooting, burning, piercing or penetrating pain, and it is worsened by bright light, hot sun, high temperatures, by eating sour fruits, pickles or highly spicy food. It may be associated with nausea and/or burning of the eyes. The person may also become quite irritable. A pitta headache is often felt behind the eyes and may be associated with dizziness.
These headaches are related to the stomach and intestines.
Aloe Vera- If you have a pitta-type headache, take 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel upto 3 times a day.
Eat Something Sweet- Sometimes a pitta headache responds quickly on an intake of something sweet. You can have a piece of sweet fruit, or some ice -cream.
FOR KAPHA HEADACHE
If your headache occurs in winter or spring, or strikes in the morning or evening, and gets worse when you bend down, it is a kapha headache.
Eucalypus steam- For an immediate relief from a kapha headache, put 10 drops of eucalypus oil in boiling water, cover your head with a towel and inhale the steam. This helps relieve the congestion and often completely takes care of the headache.
Ginger steam- Boiling fresh ginger or dried ginger powder and then inhaling the steam is also effective.