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.
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.
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.
Studies have shown that acupuncture might be able to help reduce migraine pain, although this must be don’t by a licensed practitioner.
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.
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.
Getting 7-9 hours of sleep can reduce stress, which can then prevent migraines.
Placing a cold or warm compress on the head can be an effective way to sooth migraine pain.
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