A migraine is a neurological disorder that causes recurrent headaches and can be of moderate intensity to high. It is also believed that it is the condition more common in the world, more than asthma and diabetes combined. According to a report from the National Institute of Health, the migraine is the third leading cause of disability more prevalent and the seventh worldwide.
Great.guru does not want anyone to suffer from this terrible pain, so we collect some simple remedies but effective that can help you to get rid of this evil.
1. Bag of ice
According to the specialist health Carolyn Bernstein, a member of the Faculty of Medicine of the Harvard Medical school”, “the ice is a natural anti-inflammatory”. You can put a little in a bag and place it on your forehead, head or neck for instant relief. If you do not have ice at hand, try to rinse your head and your face with cold water.
2. Lavender oil
According to a research, people who inhaled lavender oil during a strong migraine, experienced a relief more quickly than those that they experienced a placebo. Lavender can be inhaled directly for about 15 minutes or applied to the body as a dilute solution.
3. Peppermint oil
Massage the peppermint oil on your temples and on the back of your neck to relieve headaches. This will also alleviate the feeling of nausea and anxiety. A study says that you can prevent the migraines come back full with this trick.
4. Make ginger your best friend
Ginger is widely used for its health benefits, and according to the research, it also relieves migraines. The powder of ginger reduces the severity and duration of the pain. The tea of this product is anti-inflammatory and is a remedy proven to headaches.
5. Practice yoga
Yoga is an ancient technique that can be used to cure serious diseases. It is a therapy free of side effects, and a study says that the practice of postures simple will help you to reduce the frequency, duration, and intensity of pain.
Some of the yoga postures that have been suggested are:
6. Say yes to massage therapy
A study conducted in patients with migraine says that those who received massage had less pain and even a better night’s sleep.
There are many different types of massages available, you can choose any of these:
7. Include magnesium in your diet
A magnesium deficiency may cause migraine headaches. In fact, a study found that the regular intake of this element reduces the frequency of headaches in 41.6 percent.
Some sources of magnesium that you can include in your diet are:
- Sesame seeds,
- Sunflower seeds,
- Brazil nuts,
- Cashew nuts,
- Peanut butter,
8. Test acupressure
Like yoga, acupressure is a practice that is free of side effects to eliminate the migraines. According to some research, is a therapy credible alternative for people with chronic pain of head, along with nausea associated with the discomfort.
You can try any of the pressure points on the image above to help relieve migraines.
All of the above are effective methods to treat migraines, in accordance with the research associated with them, but there is no problem in consulting a doctor if your condition is severe. Please let us know if you have other natural remedies that have positive results to combat the headaches.
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