As a sufferer of migraines, I would try just about anything to be rid of them.
A migraine is a neurological condition that can affect a person with an array of symptoms. Its main symptom being an intense, debilitating headache. Other symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, difficulty speaking, sensitivity to light and sound and even some numbness or tingling.
I have tried most things to try and ease the symptoms of a migraine. But, sometimes you just have to strip it back down to nature and see how well that can work too.
Here are some natural migraine relievers-
Lavender is a great natural way to reduce the symptoms of a migraine. It can be applied diluted the temples or inhaled directly. Studies show when inhaled for 15minutes it helped to reduce the symptoms of a migraine.
Studies have shown that peppermint oil can actually prevent the onset of a migraine. Applied to the forehead and temples it has been shown to prevent a full migraine episode.
Ginger is commonly known to reduce symptoms of nausea. The same is true for symptoms of a migraine. It is said that ginger powder can reduce the severity of a migraine.
A deficiency in magnesium has been linked to migraines. Studies show that taking a magnesium supplement can help to prevent migraines with aura. It also may prevent premenstrual migraines.
Here are some foods rich in magnesium-
Almonds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, cashew nuts, porridge, eggs and peanut butter.
Acupuncture involves applying pressure on to specific areas of the body. Stimulating specific parts has been shown to alleviate muscle pain and tension.
A common place to apply pressure is the space between the pointer finger and the base of the left thumb. Another place is the daith area of your ear. Many have gotten this area pierced to try alleviate migraine symptoms.
As simple as it sounds, not drinking enough water is a very well-known migraine trigger. It can be as little as mild dehydration to bring on a headache. Watch your water intake and increase it if you feel it’s not enough.
Another well know trigger is lack of sleep. Ironically, too much sleep can trigger a migraine. Make sure you are getting between 7-9 hours sleep each night to prevent migraines.