In this post we focus on one of the most common, yet crippling, of conditions. Migraine! Sufferers around the globe search for relief and remedy. Often to no avail. In this post we offer effective relief and home remedies for migraine. Here is the best migraine treatment, a series of natural remedies that in combination are brilliant and bring relief.
For migraine sufferers, and those that live with them, there can be no worse a time than when those personally identifiable and tell tale signs appear. Heralding the arrival of migraine.
Many describe the appearance of floaters in the eyes. Or diagonal zig zag shapes. The stabbing or intense crushing pressure in the frontal lobe.
Whatever your migraine tell may be, most sufferers are aware of their identifiers, the issue is that, unfortunately, by the time they are seen, felt or sensed it’s already too late and the onset of migraine has started.
In this article we look at the best home remedies for migraine, as well as offering a holistic treatment plan of natural remedies.
If used, and followed, as part of a migraine prevention plan these remedies offer massive relief. It really is worth the time and effort to add these remedies to your daily routine. With regular use, over time, they may prevent our migraines from occurring.
Best Home Remedies For Migraine.
For many people the only treatments they are aware of, and therefore use, are pharmaceuticals.
However there are many natural and healthy treatment alternatives that research shows to be equally as effective, if not more effective, than medications.
Using natural products can offer great treatment success rates and they pose far fewer health risks. These migraine treatments include a variety of holistic solutions such as herbs, supplements, acupuncture, reflexology and aromatherapy.
For me, undoubtedly the best home remedies for migraine, are offered as combination therapy. All of them are natural and safe!
I encourage you to try each natural remedy on their own,and in combination, and judge for yourself the benefits.
I also encourage you use each remedy as part of a migraine treatment plan. This means acting holistically, prevention rather than cure. It is best to prevent rather than act once the tell tale signs appear.
If used regularly, our home remedies for migraine will ease suffering and over time prevent them from making an appearance.
“As with any holistic and natural remedy always consult your doctor or health practitioner if you are taking any pharmaceuticals or have previously identified health concerns. Natural products are safe but put your mind at rest by consulting initially.”HealthyNatured.com
Natural Remedies For Migraine Relief – Holistic Treatment Guide
So let’s now discover our home remedies for migraine combination therapy. The treatment consists of 3 Phases with a total of 5 steps.
Phase 1 – Herbal Preventatives.
This is easy, and consists of adding 2 herbal supplements to your daily diet. These can be sourced from your natural health store. I have also included links to the brands that I have used, tested and trust.
It is important to note that these supplements are preventative. They need to be a regular part of your diet to be effective. Neither of these herbal supplements can be used to halt or ease a migraine once developed.
The herbal supplements should be taken for at least 2 months. Ideally add these herbal supplements to your normal vitamin and diet, this needs to be daily and ongoing. Trust me, it is worth it!
Phase 1 – Step 1- Feverfew Herbal Supplement.
The active ingredient in Feverfew is called parthenolide.
Parthenolide aides migraine relief by inhibiting chemical reactions in the brain that cause the blood vessels to over dilate.
Dilation of blood vessels is the cause of those serious temple throbbing pains associated with migraine.
Phase 1 – Step 2 – Butterbur (Home Remedies For Migraine)
Butterbur extract has been used for centuries and is safe to take daily as part of a migraine prevention plan.
Butterbur, when taken regularly, has been proven to effectively aid the reduction of attacks and the severity of migraines.
Butterbur has both antispasmodic effects and anti-inflammatory properties.
In combination with Feverfew it provides an excellent herbal therapy for easing tension and preventing migraine onset.
Phase 2: Sensory Touch And Stimulation.
These techniques can also be used if you feel the onset of migraine, or to soothe during an attack.HealthyNatured.com
Phase 2 – Step 3 – Hydrotherapy
In plain English – interchanging hold and cold showers!
First take a shower with the water as hot as you can stand (without being burnt!) for two-three minutes.
The reason for this is that hot water increases the flow and amount of blood being sent to the skin.
Then change the shower to cold water, as cold as you can stand. This sends the blood to your core. Stay in cold water for two-three minutes.
Alternate this hot and cold hydrotherapy for twenty minutes.
This techniques increases your blood flow and assists circulation. As your blood circulates you bring nutrients to the organs and eliminate toxins from the body.
Getting your blood circulating also restores blood vessels to regular /normal size and reduces any over dilation (which causes the stabbing temple pain).
If this hot and cold shower regime is not something you are able to manage you can also sit with your feet in a bucket of very cold water and place a hot compress or towel on the back of your neck.
This will aide by bringing the blood down from your head and lobe areas and sending it to the feet.
Phase 2 – Step 4 – Acupressure (Home Remedies For Migraine)
Acupressure, and in this case self-acupressure, is a simple and proven effective therapy for migraine.
This is because acupressure improves circulation, relieves stress, reduces tension and helps to stimulate the release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain killers.
Sit comfortably in a chair, feet flat on the ground and take several slow deep breaths.
Then firmly pinch the soft tissue between your thumb and forefinger and hold for 20 seconds. Repeat several times on both hands.
Now take your thumb and place it in your mouth.
With your thumb locate the cheekbone inside the mouth, the same side as the migraine, if one is occurring. Press the bone up and outwards.
Hold for 20 seconds then repeat on the other side of the mouth.
Finally place both of your thumbs on the upper palate inside your mouth.
Your soft thumb tissue should rest against your upper palate and inside upper teeth. Gently pull outwards. Hold for 20 seconds.
Repeat several times.
Finish by relaxing and taking several slow deep breaths and finish with a tall glass of cold water to hydrate.
Phase 3: Sensory Aromatic Relaxation
Step 5 – Aromatherapy.
Aromatherapy is excellent for migraine prevention and equally offers great sensory relief during attack. Ensure you source high quality essential oils for your aroma burner.
Peppermint and lavender are probably the best known essential oils for tension and migraine relief. Equally good and highly recommended are rosemary, eucalyptus, sandalwood and basil.
Use a quality essential oil and burn at least once daily, preferably when you can sit and relax and focus on breathing.
Many migraines are made worse because of the stress and tension that having them causes. Its almost a catch 22 situation.
The migraine develops. This causes stress. The stress causes your body to tense. Tension makes the migraine worse. Use aromatherapy relaxation to melt away all tension!
I hope that this post brings you relief from the suffering of migraine. Used as a combination therapy I truly believe it is the best migraine treatment and natural remedy.
I have included links to the supplements and oils that I believe are the best, best value and the top quality.
Peppermint Essential Oil
Lavender Essential Oil
Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Rosemary Essential Oil
Sandalwood Essential Oil
Basil Essential Oil
Always source the best quality to gain maximum impact.
I look forward to hearing your views and feedback. I also include links to other natural health remedies that may be of interest.
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Best wishes always and I wish you great health and relief with the best migraine treatment and natural remedy guide.
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