Cause of Migraine Headache

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Migraine headache or hemicrania is caused by obstruction of the blood vessels in the brain that either develops therein or rises to it. Such obstruction is due to foreign matters which are carried in the bloodstream and can be either corrupt air bubbles or vapors, or caused by dominating humors or excess cold or heat in the humors (akhlãt). The particular symptoms of a migraine headache are an abnormally fast beating of the blood vessels, or an arterial pressure. Placing a bandage around the head will quell the pain. In his book “Medicine of the Prophet”, Abu Na’ïm narrated that God’s Messenger صلى الله عليه و سلم ometimes suffered from migraine headache that kept him home for a day or two. Ibn ‘Abbãss said that God’s Messenger صلى الله عليه و سلم once gave a sermon wearing a headband. In general, tying a headband around one’s head reduces the intensity of a migraine headache (shaqïqa) as well as other types of headache.

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