Prevent and treat migraines naturally

Sunday, 15 December 2019  |  Admin

MIGRAINES

Migraines are severe, recurring, and painful headaches. They can be preceded or accompanied by sensory warning signs and other symptoms. The throbbing pain caused by migraine may last from hours to even days. Migraine headache is repercussion of some changes within the brain which leads to severe head pain that is often accompanied by sensitivity to light, sound and smell.

Symptoms

Eye pain, Sensitivity to light or sound, Nausea, Vomiting, Severe pain, often only on one side of the head, that some individuals describe as "pounding" or “throbbing” pain. Not everyone will have a ‘typical’ migraine.

Types

There are different types of migraine that involve different symptoms. The most common symptoms of a migraine attack include throbbing and pounding headache, sensitivity to light and sound, nausea (feeling sick), vomiting (being sick) and lethargy (lack of energy). Common migraine has no "aura.” About 80% of migraines are known.

Classic migraines (migraine with aura) is present with an aura before the headache that strikes after the aura simultaneously as sensory disturbances are more severe than common migraines. Aura acts as a receptor prophesying them before migraine pain starts even that it is about to come. It includes confusing and double minded thoughts and experiences, unpleasant smell, blind spots in eye sight, difficulty in speech, zig zagging lines while sighting anything, pinching needle feeling in arms as well as legs.

Migraine without aura meaning without sensory disturbances can lead up to an attack. Mostly 80% to 90% migraines happen without aura.

Chronic migraine

It is defined as any migraine that triggers an attack for 2 weeks (almost 15 days).

Menstrual migraine

It is defined as the migraine that is caused during mensuration in woman due to hormonal changes.

Hemiplegic migraine is defined as weakness on one side of body. It feels like a stroke.

Retinal migraine

It is defined as loss of vision in one eye but it is temporary. It may continue from minutes to months but it is reversible.

Abdominal migraine

It is defined as a syndrome that connects migraine attacks to irregular and improper function in gut and abdomen. It happens to children who are in 14-15 age.

Migraine with brainstem aura

It is defined as rare type of migraine that triggers severe neurological symptoms like difficulty in speech.

Migraine vs headache

Headaches vary in a great way; they vary in sense that how long they will last and how severe they are whereas migraine is severe headache on one side of body that may lead to severe symptoms and causes.

Other types of headaches can also cause intense pain and unbearable pain are not considered as migraines. For example, some describe the pain of cluster headaches as the worst pain they have experienced but it might not be the pain of migraine. Sinus headaches can also cause pain and inflammation.

Natural remedies for migraine

  • Acupressure

It involves inserting pressure to some specific area and points in body for the purpose of relieving muscle tension and pain. Pressure points include:

LI-4 point which is between left thumb and pointer finger. Application of firm pressure for some minutes but not circular one may relieve pain.

  • Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an effective treatment choice for people with migraine headaches. People who are interested in using acupuncture for migraines should make sure to find a licensed practitioner for treatment.

  • Massage

Massaging the muscles in the neck and shoulders can help to relieve tension and alleviate migraine pain. Massage may also reduce stress. People can choose to use a professional masseuse for a massage. Alternatively, taking a tennis ball and using it to do a self-massage along the shoulders and back is another, more cost-effective, option.

  • Stress management

Stress is the major trigger for migraine, even it can worsen the effect of migraine. Both stress and migraine go hand in hand, migraine also leads to stress. It can be managed by finding outlets for stress, journaling exercise or meditation as well as by taking medicines on time may help to prevent future migraine attacks.

  • Rest

Lack of sleep and too much sleep can be triggers for migraine headaches. Getting 7–9 hours of restful sleep each night can help to reduce stress and prevent migraines.

  • Yoga or stretching

Yoga helps in improving the blood flow and reduce muscle tension and stiffness which can help to relieve symptoms for people who often get migraine.

  • Biofeedback therapy:

Biofeedback is a therapy that people use to trigger the release and relaxation of tight muscles. Biofeedback takes practice and training. Sensors placed on the muscles feed into a small machine that gives real-time feedback about muscle tension, allowing users to release the tight areas better. Placement of sensors along the forehead, jawline, or trapezius muscles in the shoulders can help to target muscles that might be triggering migraine pain.

  • Staying hydrated

Not drinking enough water is a well-known migraine and headache trigger, and it only takes minor dehydration to bring on a headache. People can try to drink more water each day to avoid dehydration. Drinking water throughout the day, and maintaining a healthful diet is usually enough to stay sufficiently hydrated.

  • Compresses

Placing a cold or warm compress on their head can be soothing and help to reduce migraine pain.

 

  • Dietary modifications

People who get migraine should stay away from the foods which can trigger them. Common triggering foods include;

- chocolate

- caffeinated beverages

- red wine

- processed foods

- alcohol

Some people keep a diary to be aware of what triggers them and for keeping the track of potential triggers. changing eating patterns as well as changed diet may relieve migraine.

 

  • Essential oils

Essential oils are often used for natural remedies as well as for home cleaning products. Lavender is often recommended as a remedy for stress, anxiety, depression, headache. In a study in European neurology it was published that inhalation of lavender oil caused reduction in severity of migraine pain.

  • Herbal supplements

Herbal supplements, such as butterbur, may help reduce migraine frequency.

Butterbur and feverfew are two herbal supplements that may be helpful in reducing migraine pain and frequency. A daily dose of 150 milligrams (mg) of butterbur was effective in lowering migraine frequency when taken for about 3 months, according to the American Migraine Foundation. The foundation suggest feverfew is less effective than butterbur. Feverfew may, however, be helpful for some people.

  • Ginger

A study was done by comparing the effectiveness of ginger powder with sumatriptan, a known migraine drug. The researchers found that the effectiveness of ginger was comparable to sumatriptan, and users were fine to continue with both treatments. One definite benefit for people who get migraines is that using ginger cannot hurt and, aside from that of existing allergy, there are no side effects and other drawbacks of using it.

Deficiency of magnesium, which is an essential mineral, may trigger migraine aura or a menstrual-migraine headache. A migraine aura is a visual disturbance that occurs at the onset of a migraine. Not everyone who gets migraines will experience a migraine aura. Buy NutriSol Health Magnesium Citrate to treat and prevent migraine.

The B vitamins may have an impact on reducing migraine frequency and severity. B vitamins play a role in regulating neurotransmitters in the brain. B vitamins are water soluble, meaning that excess levels are excreted in the urine and not stored in the body. The body quickly excretes B vitamins, so it is unlikely someone could take too much. Buy NutriSol Health Vitamin B Complex to treat and prevent migraines

  • Riboflavin

Riboflavin is also known as Vitamin B2 can help in reducing headache or migraine. Riboflavin is important for the metabolism of the body. They improve the metabolism by improving the metabolic processes. Natural sources include eggs, meat, green vegetables etc. Buy NutriSol Health Vitamin B Complex to treat and prevent migraines

A nine-month study in December 2015 invested a link between vitamin D deficiency and migraine, the study included people who had between 4 and 14 migraines per month, found that combining vitamin D3 and simvastatin, a cholesterol-lowering drug, reduced the number of migraines by eight or nine per month on average. Buy NutriSol Health Vitamin D3 to prevent migraines caused by Vitamin D deficiency

Coenzyme Q 10 helps in reduction of the frequency, severity, and duration of migraine headaches. It works by lowering levels of a peptide in the brain that is associated with pain and inflammation. Buy NutriSol Health Coenzyme Q10 to treat and prevent migraines.

     Conclusion

Migraine can happen because of many reasons. In order to combat it try to identify the actual reasons i.e. your triggers and then use nutritive or natural remedies as they don’t have any side effect. Also get the tests of Magnesium, co-enzyme and other minerals mentioned above to know the reasons. You can also check by taking the supplements of minerals mentioned above to know why it occurs and what is helpful in treating this condition.

We would recommend taking Magnesium Citrate 500mg 1 x twice daily, Co-enzyme Q10 100mg 1 x twice daily (or 300mg 1 x daily) and a One a day Multivitamin or Vitamin D 1,000iu x 1 daily and Vitamin B complex 1 x daily, for two to three months. You should really start to feel the benefit after taking this combination for three months.