Migraines can be a debilitating condition, but there are treatments available that can help. This blog post discusses from pain to prevention of migraine headaches. It covers various treatments, including medication, lifestyle changes, natural remedies, and chiropractic care.
The Symptoms of Migraines
According to the Mayo Clinic, migraines are a type of headache that is characterized by a throbbing or pulsing sensation, usually on one side of the head. They can be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound and blurred vision. Migraines can last for hours or even days.
Causes of Migraine Headaches
There are many potential causes of migraines, including stress, hormonal changes, certain foods and beverages (including caffeine, bright lights, and strong smells. Stress can manifest itself in neuromuscular system by putting pressure on the nerves and muscles in the head and neck.
Migraine Headache Treatment
While acute migraine headache sufferers may need medication, we always recommend holistic, natural remedies first. Seek a qualified doctors’ advice.
Essential oils have been found to help many sufferers of migraines. Applying lavender oil to your upper lip is highly effective at reducing migraine pain and other symptoms. Peppermint essential oil has been sown positive results by applying the oil to the temples.
Drink Plenty of Water. Dehydration may lead you to developing a tension or migraine headache. Concentrate on drinking water and eating water rich foods throughout the day. Studies have shown that drinking water can relieve headaches in many individuals within half an hour to 3 hours.
Use B-Complex Vitamins. Some B vitamins studies have shown that some of the 8 B vitamins may help reduce headache symptoms. B-complex vitamins have all 8 b vitamins and are an easy cost effective and safe way to treat migraines naturally.
Seek Chiropractic care. Studies have demonstrated that Chiropractic adjustments can help to reduce frequency and intensity of headaches and can even prevent them from occurring in the first place. For more on chiropractic care for migraine headaches, read the article ‘Do You Suffer From Migraines’ on this blog.
How to Prevent Migraines
Avoid Triggers: Easy to say, but as an aid keep track of what’s going on prior to the migraine. Keep a headache diary or even put a note on the calendar of your phone. Was it stress? Did you eat something?
Lifestyle Changes – Your notes on past migraine headaches may give you insight into changes that you may need to make. Exercise, diet, and water intake are 3 areas to review.
Learn Stress Relieving Techniques – There is a lot of information available on the topic of stress relief, they all work for the right individual. The trick is finding the one that works for you!
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In the following video, Pete Antanavica DC discusses the causes of migraines and the steps he uses to relieve the pain.