Heal Your Headaches + Migraines with Ayurveda with Trupti Gokani, MD
As you are likely aware- we have a HUGE national problem with those suffering in pain overusing narcotic medications. There are 36 million migraineurs and 100 million pain sufferers in the US that have NO IDEA why they suffer. Instead of delving into the root causes of pain and understanding their pain from an ancient model, they use strong abortives (as needed meds) such as narcotics, anti-inflammatories, steroids to break cycles of pain vs using a model of connection with themselves to reduce pain over time.
Over the course of time, the pain only worsens and addiction is bound to happen. Trupti Gokani, MD on a mission to stop this epidemic and help people really understand the purpose of their pain. It helps that now the CDC (and Hillary Clinton) are pushing reform in this area. Docs, patients and other providers are now left with going to route causes, yet they are not trained on how to do that. Its a fascinating time educating others about this!
In the last 15 years of her practice,Trupti Gokani, MD have been talking about gut-brain links but only in the last 1-2 years has it hit the conversation almost EVERYWHERE. EVEN PHARMA!!! She was one of the top speakers last year for Teva because they are addressing this concept with the new products they are creating to improve pain. They are on a socially responsible mission to help education millions. The beauty is that Ayurveda teaches these concepts and using this ancient model can truly advance western medicine.
I rap with Trupti Gokani, MD about Headaches, Migraines and Ayurveda
- Vata types of headaches
- Pitta types of headaches
- Kapha types of headaches
- When headaches turn into migraines
What you’ll get out of tuning in
- What headaches pain drugs do to you gut
- Steps in healing your headache pattern
- Detox, food changes + headache healing
Recipe of the Week
- Blueberry muffins
Trupti’s book: The Mysterious Mind: How to Use Ancient Wisdom and Modern Science to Heal Your Headaches and Reclaim Your Health
Trupti Gokani, MD, is an award-winning, board-certified neurologist, speaker and coach, who is best known for her innovative and integrative approach to treating pain and mood disorders. Her unique melding of modern medicine and ancient wisdom has enabled her to establish a thriving private practice along the Chicago’s North Shore. When not seeing patients or coaching, Dr. Gokani dedicates her time and significant insights speaking to the wider community.
She helps them understand how to feel optimal, through a deeper appreciation of the mind-body connection. Her passion is helping others balance stress and digestion, linking this to the mind and presentation of disease. Dr. Gokani was featured on The Dr. Oz Show, is a blogger for Huffington Post, and author of the book, The Mysterious Mind: How to Use Ancient Wisdom and Modern Science to Heal Your Headaches and Reclaim Your Health.
How Migraines are different from Headaches
These headaches are intense or severe and often have accompanying symptoms in addition to head pain. Symptoms associated with a migraine headache include:
• pain behind one eye or ear
• pain in the temples
• seeing spots or flashing lights
• sensitivity to light and/or sound
• temporary vision loss
Known as the “prodrome” phase, these subtler signs of Migraines that happen a few days ahead of a migraine can include:
• frequent yawning
• neck stiffness
• unusual food cravings