Top 7 Effective Home Remedies for Migraines

Migraine is a neurological disorder in which a severe attack of headaches is experienced on one or both part of the head.  Migraine attacks are normally accompanied by nausea, vomiting, intense sensitivity to light and sound and dizziness.  It can cause an intense pain that a person affected with it can not be able to do their everyday activities.  Migraine can be last for hours or even in days that it is accompanied or preceded by aura or sensory warning symptoms like blind spots, flashes of light, tingling in the arm or leg but some migraine attacks do not have of these symptoms.

Migraines are the common illness mostly occurred to the people but it is most experienced by women because of changes in the hormonal level which is the estrogen.  Estrogen levels are lowered during the menstruation causing most of the women suffered migraines during their period.

What are the frequent symptoms of migraine attack?

  • A person may experience a pounding headache normally on one side of the head.
  • A head pain or headache that aggravate by the physical doings.
  • A person may experience nausea and vomiting.
  • A person may be sensitive to light and or sound that just wanted to stay in a dark and quiet place.


What are the causes of migraine?

There are a lot of causes that easily triggers migraine attack that should be avoided to lessen the occurrence and severity and they are the following:


  • Avoid stress.
  • Having sleeping disorder.
  • Avoid fatigue.
  • Limit the intake of foods and drinks containing caffeine.
  • Avoid smoking.
  • Taking birth control pills.  Some birth control pills can cause headache that may trigger migraine.  Consult your physician if the pills you are presently taking are the one causing you migraine.
  • Abstinence from food for a long period of time.
  • Putting of strong perfumes.
  • Eating of too much salty foods.
  • It may also be a hereditary.

Trying to avoid all the things that can cause to trigger migraine will bring a great help to lessen the migraine attack.

Are there home remedies that will help to relieve the pain brought by migraine attack? What are they?

 There are many ways that can do even at home to relieve the intensive pain brought by a migraine attack.  Some of these are the following:

1.     Use a frozen towel

Wet a clean towel then squeeze it to remove the excess water.  Put it inside the freezer and let it stay there for 5 to 7 minutes.  Then take the frozen towel and put it over your head and eyes.  You will feel the instant relief from the intense pain of migraine attack.





2.     Aromatherapy

This is relatively effective in giving relief brought by the severe pain of migraine.  The most common essential oils that are being use in aromatherapy are peppermint and lavender.  They are very useful in lessening stress as well as migraine attack.  But also remember that not all people can get relief from having this aromatherapy.




3.     Head and scalp massage

Stay in a dark and quiet room and go for a good head and scalp massage.  You may have a massage specialist to lightly massage your head and scalp to ease from the intense pain but you can also try to do it yourself in case  there is no massage specialist by massaging your head and scalp in a mild circular movement.





4.     Drink a lot of water

Intake a lot of water is said to be one of the most efficient way to prevent migraine attack.  There are a lot of instances that intense dehydration is a cause of severe headaches.






5.     Apply a cabbage leaf compress

Get the leaves of the cabbage then mash it.  Put it in a clean cloth or towel then tie it on your forehead the whole night.  This can also be done through the day if you want to.  This procedure can ease the severe pain of migraine attack.





6.     Drink chamomile tea

Chamomile tea has a great property in preventing the intense pain of a migraine attack.  If you feel the symptoms of migraine are quite approaching, drink a cup of chamomile tea instantly.  Drinking chamomile tea each day will help to lessen migraine attacks.





7.     Meditation

Meditation has a significant part in giving relief in some of health disorder.  It can give relaxation and ease against the severity of the pain that may bring by migraine attacks.   A usual and right practice of meditation will also lessen the probability of frequent attack of migraine.




Migraine can be prevented by recognizing and avoiding the things that can trigger the attacks.  Consult your medical expert of what medication will be effective to you and with the help of home remedies and lifestyle changes, surely may bring a great result.

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