Cluster Headaches: The Devil on Your One Side of the Head!

 Cluster Headaches: The Devil on Your One Side of the Head!

Understanding the Symptoms, Causes, and The Natural Ayurvedic Treatment For Cluster Headache – Headache on Left Side Of Head Behind the Eye

When that headache is on the one side of your head, behind your eye, it feels like a hot poker is being driven into your skull, you might be dealing with a cluster headache. More than just your average headache, cluster headaches are a type of neurological condition that can feel like a living nightmare. But don't worry, you're not alone in your pain. In fact, around 50% of the population of adults suffers from headaches.

In this blog post, we'll take a closer look at what causes these headaches, what the symptoms are, and the ayurvedic treatment that might just help you get back to feeling like your old self again. So grab some ice, a cool cloth, and let's dive into this headache on your left side!

Do you feel your one side of head aches more, especially left side behind your eye?Around 50% of adults suffers from headache. Headache of the left side are recognized as Cluster Headache. Cluster headaches are intense headache. This headache usually start in one area around eye, then gradually spreads to nearby areas of the face. Each headache lasts about a half-hour to three hours. Episodes can occur several times over 24 hours in cluster headaches. Episodes of cluster can happens daily lasting for several weeks to months.

If you’re someone searching for, “Why my one side of head aches?” This blog is for YOU! In this blog you will understand cluster headaches, symptoms of cluster headache, what are the causes of cluster headache, ayurveda approach on cluster headaches, and last but not least Ayurvedic Treatment for cluster headache with authetic home remedies, dietary and lifestyle changes, natural Ayurvedic therapies for Cluster Headache. Read on!

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Understanding Cluster Headache

Cluster headaches are no joke. They can take you down for days and can make even the most mundane tasks feel unbearable. Luckily, there is a natural remedy for migraines and headaches that has been proven very effective: Ayurvedic treatment.

Again, a headache can be a sign of cluster headache, which is often accompanied by other symptoms such as redness and tearing of the affected eye, and runny/congested nose on the same side as the headache. Ayurveda offers natural treatments for many health conditions including cluster headaches, such as massaging with Ayurvedic herbal oils to get relief from pain and discomfort. So considering an ayurvedic treatment may help reduce your head pain in a safe and natural way!

What is Cluster Headache?

Cluster headache is not a common type of headache.It is one-sided head pain that may involve tearing of the eyes, a droopy eyelid, and a stuffy nose. How long cluster headache last? Cluster headache may last from 15 minutes to 3 hours, occur daily or almost daily for weeks or months. The attacks are separated by pain-free periods that last at least 1 month or longer.

Cluster headaches can be confused with other common types of headaches like migraines, sinus headache, and tension headache.

Cluster Headaches Vs. Migraines:

Cluster headaches, which are commonly mistaken for migraines, are recurring headaches that are accompanied by several other symptoms such as tearing from the eyes, redness and drooping eyelids, and severe pain in the head. If you're someone who suffers from headaches frequently, you may want to explore ayurvedic treatments.

Also Read: Migraine can be tough but manageable

What are the Symptoms of a Cluster Headache?

The pain starts without warning, suddenly it can affect anyone. However it has been seen this type of headache has affected males more than females. Cluster headache are excruciating, often described as sharp, piercing or burning sensation around one side of your head.

Individual dealing with cluster headache often get restless during the attack of pain. They starts pacing, may react by rocking or banging their head against the wall.

Symptoms of cluster headache includes:

  • Red and watering eye
  • Excruciating pain that is generally situated in, behind or around one eye, but may radiate to other areas of your face, head and neck
  • One-sided pain
  • Drooping and swelling of one eyelid
  • A smaller pupil in one eye
  • Sweating over face
  • Blocked or runny nose


Also Read: Get Relief From Tension Headache Naturally with Ayurveda


Ayurveda Perspective on Cluster Headache:

According to Ayurveda, Vata Dosha imbalance can cause tension headaches, while Pitta Dosha imbalance can lead to migraines. Due to the improper lifestyle and diet the Aam is produced which vitiates the Tridoshas (predominantly the Pitta) which influences the Rakta dhatu and settles in the head .Due to the increased Pitta levels (associated with Aam) in the blood causes the vessels to clamp down or constrict, followed by dilation (expanding) and the release of prostaglandins, serotonin, and other inflammatory substances that cause the pulsation to be painful. The Aam causes the obstruction in the nervous system and diminishes blood circulation in the head which further vitiates Pitta causing the inflammatory process that cause Headache. 

These headaches are caused by the activation of the trigeminal nerve and are usually triggered by certain dietary factors, such as nitrites and alcohol, as well as environmental factors like changes in barometric pressure or altitude. By addressing these imbalances through natural remedies like herbal formulations, meditation, and a balanced diet, Ayurvedic treatment offers a long-term approach to managing headaches without any harmful side effects. 

Cluster Headaches

Ayurvedic Pathological Representation of Headache:

 Cluster Headache Pathology

Ayurvedic Treatment for Cluster Headache:

Are you tired of popping pills every time a headache strikes? Did you know that Ayurveda, an ancient Indian healthcare system, offers a holistic approach to treating headaches? Ayurvedic treatment for headaches targets the root cause of the problem, which is often linked to imbalances in the body's doshas, or energy forces.

Detox Plan

Panchkarma is a set of traditional Ayurvedic therapies aimed at detoxifying and rejuvenating the body. The main objective of Panchkarma is to remove toxins and imbalances from the body, while also promoting physical and mental well-being.

Detox is the Ayurvedic cleansing process for body, mind and emotions that helps you to create holistic health and well-being in your life. Digestive impurities such as mucus and metabolic toxins pile up in the veins, intestine, liver and joints. They circulate throughout the entire body and block the system. Continuous build-up of these impurities can cause physical and mental disorders and disease. A Detox helps to clean out toxins. Marma points help to remove blockages and improve circulation.

Some of the commonly used Ayurvedic detox therapies (Panchkarma ) for Cluster Headaches includes:

Panchkarma therapy


This is a type of full-body massage that uses warm herbal oil to help stimulate circulation, reduce stress, and promote relaxation which gives you relief from cluster headache.


Swedana or Steam therapy that involves sitting in a steam box or sauna to help open up pores and promote sweating, which helps to eliminate toxins from the body providing relief from pain.


This is a nasal administration of herbal oils or powders to help clear the sinuses, improve respiratory function, and promote mental clarity.


Shirobasti is a traditional Ayurvedic therapy that involves the application of warm herbal oil to the scalp and hair, followed by a special cap or hat being placed on the head to hold the oil in place. The oil is left on for a period of time, usually 30-45 minutes, before being removed.

Shirobasti is often used to treat various conditions related to the head and neck, such as migraines, insomnia, anxiety, and stress. The warm oil helps to nourish and soothe the scalp and hair, while also promoting relaxation and reducing tension.

During the procedure, the cap or hat used in Shirobasti is typically made from a special paste or dough that is shaped to fit the patient's head. The paste is usually made from a mixture of flour and water, and may also contain herbs or other ingredients.

While Shirobasti is generally considered safe when performed by a trained and experienced Ayurvedic practitioner, it may not be suitable for everyone. People with certain medical conditions, such as skin allergies or scalp infections, should avoid this therapy. It is important to consult with a healthcare professional before undergoing any new form of treatment, especially if you have a medical condition or are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Overall, Panchkarma detox therapies are designed to be individualized to each person's unique needs and medical history. It is important to consult with a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner before undergoing any form of Panchkarma treatment.

So why not explore this age-old system of healing and experience long-lasting relief from headaches? Discover Natural Ayurvedic treatment for cluster headache. Book Your Appointment Now!

What are the Benefits You Get Through Ayushakti’s Proven Treatments For Headache?

  1. Effectively reduces excess heat from the body
  2. Significantly improves digestion and purifies the blood
  3. Remarkably relieves inflammation from the nerves of neck, shoulder thus relieves stress-induced headache
  4. Stops nausea, vomiting, throbbing pain, irritability, and Stress
  5. Controls blood pressure & improves sleep quality, thus reduces the frequency of headache or Migraine
  6. Relaxes brain cells by rejuvenating its functions thus relieves root cause of Migraine or Headache

Cluster Headache

Try this Ayushakti Ayurved home remedy to get relief from Cluster Headache:

  • 1 tsp of cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander 
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds powder 
  • 20 resins (can be soaked separately and extract juice in the morning)

Soak overnight in one glass of water and mix all, take in the morning on empty stomach.

Ayushakti’s Herbs Therapeutics:

Pittashamak is herbomineral Ayurvedic medicine from Ayushakti that can be used for all health problems induced by a Pitta imbalance. When this dosha is in excess, anger, anxiety, hyperacidity, vision problems, headaches, and hair loss can occur. Thanks to its particular formulation Pittashamak is not only able to reduce Pitta's fluidity and heat, but it can nourish all the dathu by stimulating the digestive power of Agni.

Reduces excess heat from the head region and increases blood circulation thus relieves headache and migraine effectively.

Reduces excessive acidity and migraine and burning.  Cools any burning sensation.

Expel toxic mucous and excess heat accumulated in the stomach and remove through stool.

Effective natural antacid. Helps in reducing stomach pain, inflammation, sour and acid reflux. Supports healing of ulcers. Pacifies burning, nausea and vomiting sensations. 

Promotes joint flexibility, reduces swelling and chronic pain in muscles, bones and joints.  Very good for reducing stiffness and pain in frozen shoulder, neck, back, knee and all joints.  Works deeply against Arthritis.  Clinical study has shown 90% people had relieved from vey chronic pain, stiffness and inflammation of joints and muscles within 3 months. 

Headache, muscle and joint pain and stiffness, backache, inflammation, sprain.

Please Note: It is important to consult with a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner before consuming any form of herbal medicines.

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Author of the Blog DR KAVISHA VAIDYA

Expert Review By: Dr Smita Pankaj Naram

Co-Founder, Ayushakti Ayurved Pvt Ltd