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Are Tension Headaches Linked To Your Dosha?

Published on Jul 19, 2021


By Dr. Surya Bhagwati
Chief In- House Doctor
BAMS, DHA, DHHCM, DHBTC | 30+ Years of Experience

Are Tension Headaches Linked To Your Dosha?

Is stress playing a larger role in your life than you would have liked? Most of us in today’s time would unflinchingly answer YES, knowing the horrors of those tension headaches and migraines while taking Ayurvedic medicine for headaches every now and then.

Maybe you have problems at work, had a fight with a family member or even just had anxiety before an exam. Regardless, the negative effects of stress can compromise your mental, physical and emotional well-being.

In this post, we will discuss the link between your dosha and stress headaches. We will detail the dosha-specific tension headaches symptoms and home remedies plus our recommended Ayurvedic remedy for headaches and migraines.


Dosha body type

Are Tension Headaches And Dosha Related?

Tension-type headaches, also known as stress headaches, result in a dull pain or pressure around the forehead or the back of the head/neck. It may feel like a clamp squeezing the skull and are the most common type of headache for adults.

According to Ayurved, your dosha refers to a bio-energy centre that constitutes three fundamental elements: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Good health is achieved by balancing all three doshas, as their energies circulate in the body governing physical, mental and emotional characteristics.

Each dosha body type is affected by stress differently, leading to a range of tension headache symptoms.

If you aren't sure of your dosha, take our free dosha test to find out your dosha in just a few minutes.

Vata Dosha Headaches

The Vata dosha body type is said to typically have a lean body and can be very tall. They are usually prone to having cold extremities as well as having dry hair and skin.

Vata headaches are usually known to be caused by stress/tension, exhaustion, and insufficient sleep. An imbalance of Vata dosha can lead to stiff neck and back pains.

The home remedies for Vata headaches include:

  • Drink a mixture of haritaki and warm water before bed every night
  • Massage the neck with warmed calamus root oil
  • Putt five drops of slightly warm sesame oil in the nostrils while lying flat on the bed

Pitta Dosha Headaches

The Pitta dosha body type is said to typically have toned, athletic bodies and are known to be outspoken, goal-oriented and smart. They usually have warm bodies and can sleep soundly.

Pitta Headaches are associated with photophobia, dizziness, and severe pain. They can be accompanied by severe burning sensation and pain which can be managed by cooling down the Pitta.

The home remedies for Pitta headaches include:

  • Massage your scalp with Herbocool hair oil
  • Put 3-4 drops of Brahmi Ghee in the nostrils


Kapha Dosha Headaches

The Vata dosha body type is said to typically calm, composed and affectionate. They usually have thick hair, radiant skin, and great stamina.

Kapha Headaches are often caused by stress as well as nasal congestion. These often start with a dull pain that builds in intensity quickly. The best way to deal with Kapha headaches is to remove the nasal congestion that is causing the headaches.

The home remedies for Kapha headaches include:

  • Use a neti pot with salts to remove the congestion
  • Sniff the Ayurvedic herb Vacha a frequently
  • Inhale eucalyptus steam
  • Eat half teaspoon of honey with sitopaladi powder trice a day

Ayurvedic Medicine For Headache And Migraine

Migraines and headaches are recurring symptoms of stress, which can also often lead to nausea and sensitivity to light and sound. Dr. Vaidya's headache medicine Migrox Capsules uses Ayurvedic herbs to ease the symptoms of your headaches, reducing pain and discomfort.

Ayurvedic Medicine To Reduce Stress And Anxiety

Stress Relief

Dr Vaidya's Stress Relief Capsules use a potent formula blended with stress-busting herbs to lower your stress and anxiety levels. This product can help get rid of the source of your headaches by reducing your stress levels.

Final Word On Tension Headaches

Patients coming into our Ayurvedic clinic with stress, fatigue, and exhaustion related problem is becoming a common occurrence these days

You have to understand that too much stress can cause your body permanent harm if not taken care of promptly. So, don't waste more time and seek the help you need from your doctor.

Our Ayurvedic consultants are available for online doctor consultations as well as in-person from our Ayurvedic clinic in Mumbai.

Dr. Surya Bhagwati
BAMS (Ayurveda), DHA (Hospital Admin), DHHCM (Health Management), DHBTC (Herbal Beauty and Cosmetology)

Dr. Surya Bhagwati is an established, well-known Ayurvedic expert with over 30 years of experience in treating and consulting in the field of Ayurveda. She is known for the timely, efficient, and patient-centred delivery of quality health care. The patients under her care receive a unique holistic treatment comprising not only medicinal treatment but also spiritual empowerment.

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