Chronic Migraine and Headache Natural Remedies
If you have ever experienced the pain of a migraine or frequent headache, this post is for you!
The pain of a migraine can be debilitating. The lights, noise, and other surroundings only intensifies the pounding.There have been times when the pain is so bad that I've gone to the emergency room in fear I was having some type of brain aneurysm. As a frequent migraine and headache sufferer, I have taken on the task of finding remedies other than the usual over the counter medications. Here are some of the remedies that have been working for me:
The first step is to learn your body. Discover any patterns that may trigger your headaches. For myself, it can range from eating too much of a certain food, an oncoming cold, lack of hydration, or absence of a bowel movement. Always consult with your physician prior to adding or changing your normal regime.
Relax. One of the most simplest yet overlooked remedies. A severe tension headache or migraine can cause automatic tension in your muscles and jaw, which can also increase the severity and duration of your pain.
Massage your temples with your favorite essential oil. Oils such as peppermint, lavender , eucalyptus , or even Vicks Vapor Rub can relieve your symptoms. Another of my favorites that I always keep on hand is Olbas oil.
Use a warm compress or steam from the shower. Take a hot shower and soak up the steam. Place a warm washcloth on your forehead for 10 minutes. The shower or steam method also works well by adding an essential oil to your temples and neck.
Reduce distractions. Find a quiet, dim area to relax until your headache has subsided. If you are prone to spending several hours or more daily in front of a computer, dim your screen's background lighting. You should also take frequent breaks every hour or so to reduce the strain on your eyes.
Drink water. Dehydration may play a part in your constant headaches and migraines. Drink a full glass of water when the onset of pain begins and continue to drink a full eight glasses of water a day.
Drink warm tea. Lastly, ginger, peppermint, or any of your favorite herbal teas will help calm and relieve the tension and pressure of your migraine or headache.
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