Migraine Relief Tips

So during one of my A level exams, I suffered from my first ever migraine (bad timing, I know). So, I’m going to share some tips I found on providing relief during a migraine, just incase any of you reading ever find yourself in a similar situation.

1. Acupressure

This is the application of pressure to specific parts of the body, especially the pressure points.

2. Diet changes

Common food triggers for migraines include: processed foods, red wine, alcohol, chocolate and caffeine.

3. Essential oils

For example, lavender is commonly used as a remedy for stress, anxiety and headaches.

4. Ginger

The effectiveness of ginger powder has been compared to a common migraine drug known as sumatriptan. And whats more, ginger provides no side effects.

5. Stress managemenT

Stress is already known to be a common trigger for migraines , so managing stress using exercise / meditation etc can help to prevent migraines in the future.

6. Yoga or stretching

Yoga improves blood flow and reduces muscle tension, hence reducing the symptoms of migraines.

7. Biofeedback therapy

This is a therapy that involves relaxing tight muscles that might be triggering migraine pain.

8. Acupuncture

Studies have shown that acupuncture might be able to help reduce migraine pain, although this must be don’t by a licensed practitioner.

9. Massage

This can again relieve muscle tension and reduce stress.

10. Herbal supplements

Two of the most helpful ones found are butterbur and feverfew. However, there can be risks with using these and people should talk to their doctor first before using them.

11. Magnesium

Deficiency of this can trigger visual disturbance, that occurs at the onset of a migraine.

12. B-complex vitamins

These have been found to reduce migraine frequency and severity.

13. Stay hydrated

Dehydration is a well known migraine and headache trigger.

14. Rest

Getting 7-9 hours of sleep can reduce stress, which can then prevent migraines.

15. Compresses

Placing a cold or warm compress on the head can be an effective way to sooth migraine pain.

 

 

 

 

Thank you for reading this weeks blog. If you found it informative, feel free to share this blog and comment down below!

Thanks,

Rohini

Sources used:

https://www.everydayhealth.com/headache-migraine/treatment/home-remedies-for-headaches-and-migraines/

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322814.php?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_country=GB&utm_hcp=no&utm_campaign=MNT%20Weekly%20%28non-HCP%20non-US%29%20-%20OLD%20STYLE%202018-08-22&utm_term=MNT%20Weekly%20News%20%28non-HCP%20non-US%29

 

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