migraine

Migraines are possibly the worst kind of headaches. They can cause you to lose days on end and make you physically unwell. Everyone deals with a range of symptoms when it comes to migraines from nausea, vomiting, photosensitivity, upset stomach to quite literally being unable to step out of their beds for days on end. Many people are prescribed strong medication that often leaves them exhausted, others end up in the hospital having to rely on medication being injected for temporary relief. In my experience with migraines, I have realised the best way to get rid of a migraine is to catch it at the very beginning. I have found the following natural migraine remedies that have worked wonder for me: 

Essential Oils

After researching online, I found out that Lavender Oil and Peppermint Oil were highly recommended for people suffering from migraines. When I feel a migraine coming on, I immediately apply peppermint oil on my temples, put on an eye mask and seek relief in a dark room. I apply a little bit of Lavender Oil mist on my pillowcases every night to achieve the same.

Tiger Balm- Cinnamon Flavour

This is one of the top natural migraine remedies. It stings a little but it works wonders. This helps when I already have a migraine. It’s messy but its worth it. I follow the same pattern with this, I apply this on my temples and also behind my eyes and the nape of my neck. I rest for twenty minutes with just this and then apply an ice mask on my eyes until I feel some relief.

Ginger Tea

In addition to being excellent for digestion, I noticed that ginger tea also helped with headaches. During high pollen season I rely heavily on ginger tea. Make sure you make very strong ginger tea and drink it through out the day. If you prefer a quick fix, you can mix ginger powder in hot water and drink that as well. This cure works well over a long period of time.

Vitamin B Complex

Vitamin B plays an important role in regulating neurotransmitters to the brain. Vitamin B may reduce the frequency of headaches as well as the severity of headaches. Since Vitamin B complex is water soluble, it is often safe to take these supplements. However, before taking any additional supplements, it is always best to consult with your doctor.

Cold Compress, Exercise, Sleep, Diet.

Another one of the natural migraine remedies is the cold compress. It can help reduce headaches. For people suffering from migraines frequently I would recommend that you keep two ice packs in your freezer at all times ( freeze one whilst you use the other). Exercising also helps reduce migraines as it combats stress. Regulating your sleep cycle is an excellent way to ensure that you eliminate yet another factor that can cause migraines.

It is important to watch what you eat; different people have different migraine triggers. It is super helpful to figure out what your food triggers are and the best way to do it is to keep a food journal so that you can eliminate those foods from your diet.

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