Here is a personal tidbit about me.
I used to have terrible migraines when I was a teenager. In fact it was my worst enemy back then. Migraine days were not good at all as you may know if you suffer from it. You will feel it building up in your head slowly, painfully. And when it hits you, it’s like a wall of bricks slamming into your head all at once.
You cannot move. you cannot open your eyes, You can’t speak or sleep. You will puke your head off empty stomach.
It is almost like, life has stopped in its tracks…
Holed up in a dark room, I will pray for the pain to go away.
It does. Eventually…
By then, I would have missed a couple of days from life. And for a teenager, missing out on life is a big deal. And I have had a few hundreds of them in my teenagehood.
Anyway, once I became a Mom, two miracles happened. Apart from my kiddos ( the first miracle) , I also realized that my Migraine has vanished! Yes, just like that… I am not the one to question this surprise. Specially , if the surprise is a pleasant one.
My thinking is that as your body goes through a major traumatic experience, the pressure points of your body shifts as well. Mind you, giving birth is no silly task. Moms! You agree? Once the pressure points get some room to shuffle around, it could either work in your favor or NOT work at all. In my case, the shift happened and it was definitely favorable!
How to Treat Migraines Naturally- 5 Relief Tips
I am happy beyond belief. Whatever the reason is, I am glad I do not have to deal with dark rooms and blinding head aches any more. And I know it is not that easy for rest of the world to get rid of migraines! So Moms AND Dads, if you suffer from merciless migraines, then continue reading to find out some great tips on how to treat migraines naturally to dull the pain.
Warm up and Cool down
Submerge your feet and hands in hot/warm water and put a bag of frozen peas at the base of your skull. The heat on your extremities pulls the blood from your head relieving some/all of your headache.
Make a compress by putting 5 drops of lavender essential oil in cold or warm water. (I suggest cool water) Swish around a soft cloth, then put it on your head or neck.
Daily vitamin and mineral supplements are known to help prevent migraine attacks. If you have frequent attacks try to start taking Magnesium, Vitamin B, B2, and E daily.
Sip on Ginger tea if you get nauseous while suffering from your migraine. The heat of the tea can help soothe your head while the ginger will help your stomach calm down.
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This is an age old technique. Have someone massage your scalp. If no one is around you can try doing it yourself or just focus on rubbing your temples in a slow circular motion.
If you have any other natural tips for migraine relief feel free to share them with me in the comments below.
Suffering from migraines is nothing to joke about. One thing to think about is treating each symptom from your migraine in a separate natural way and try to get rid of them one at a time.
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I have chronic migraines now and I do like your tips. We also need to battle the inflammation that is going on in our bodies, so making a change to our diet is prudent. I am not a Nutritionist but going gluten and sugar free has helped me tremendously. I am sharing your post, thank you!
Liz Armeson says
This is some really great advice for anyone who suffers from chronic migraines. I have been experiencing migraines for the last five years or so, and ginger tea has always been my personal favorite remedy. It really works to settle your stomach as well as helping to calm your head. Thanks so much for writing!