Migraine Pain Treatment
and natural alternatives!

Migraine pain treatment is searched for by thousands of people daily, to help fight debilitating symptoms of the intense headaches.

Migraines are periodic, neurological headaches, which are caused by imbalances in brain chemicals and pain pathways, and often felt on only one side of the head. Nausea, vomiting and/or pain in the back of the eyes (especially in a room with light) may also be symptoms of this type of head pain.

Migraine Pain Treatment Options

  1. Massage Therapy - many types of head massage have been used as treatment of headaches for years, however, using pressure points and cold marble stones with specific essential oils, is now proving to offer a faster, more dramatic relief of symptoms, and getting massage on a regular basis is a recommendation
  2. Marble Stones - Cold marble stones are sometimes placed on specific areas of the face and neck, and aromatherapy is used for relaxation of the mind and body.
  3. Essential Oil - With a blend of Basil, Marjoram, Lavender, Peppermint, Helichrysum gymnocephalum, Roman Chamomile, and Helichrysum italicum, Migraine Support from Rocky Mountain Oils is very helpful to many people
  4. Acupressure - applying pressure to certain points on the body, especially in hands and feet, have been shown to relieve pain naturally and relieve migraine-related nausea
  5. Ginger Tea - drinking ginger tea or even better, tea brewed from a ginger root, has been shown to decrease migraine pain
  6. Feverfew - a flowering herb found in many health food stores, Feverfew is a folk remedy for migraine headache, but still many people swear by it
  7. Yoga - although no clinical research proves that yoga is any kind of cure, the deep breathing, stretches, meditation and focus on body posture helps release anxiety and tension, and reduce stress, thus supporting natural pain relief 
  8. Magnesium - a deficiency of magnesium has been linked to chronic headaches and migraines, and taking a daily magnesium supplement helps support relief of headaches and migraines
  9. Sleep - getting 8 hours of sleep per night helps stress and anxiety levels, therefore it may also help reduce the frequency and intensity of migraines 

Causes of Migraine 

Although we do not know exactly what causes a migraine, we do know that it is triggered. When triggered, blood vessels swell within the brain. This process is called vasodilatation. 

As this vasodilation occurs, intense pain occurs. 

Common causes of triggers are hormonal changes, stress, food allergies, caffeine, and environmental allergies.

If you, or someone you love, is a migraine sufferer, you know the effect this disorder can have on your whole family. You’ve probably tried most of the conventional ways to relieve the pain.

Unfortunately, the side-effects of certain drugs can be as scary as the problems they treat. Many people are looking for drug-free solutions, and massage, as well as nutritional changes seem to offer positive results.

Most studies agree that food sensitivities could be a major cause of serious migraines. Many studies have shown that detecting and removing the foods can improve or even eliminate symptoms.

Reducing salt intake and avoiding acid forming foods (meat, dairy, cereals, grain, fried foods and bread) can make a huge difference. Avoiding sugar has also proven beneficial to headache sufferers.

Massage is used as a migraine pain treatment by working certain pressure points of referred pain, called trigger points. Trigger points, located at the suboccipital muscles at the base of the skull, can be the cause of some tension head pain.

Foods to Avoid with Migraines

  1. Chocolate - chocolate has been shown to intensify migraines 
  2. Alcohol - especially read wine
  3. Foods with nitrates like hot dogs, bacon, and deli meats
  4. Extremely cold food - like ice cream and popsicles
  5. Processed foods - like deli meat
  6. Cultured food - like buttermilk and yogurt
  7. Foods with MSG
  8. Beans
  9. Pickles and pickled foods

Exercise, head massage, and deep breathing will also improve blood circulation, calm the nerves, and calm the pain.

Many have found this website called MigraineSavvy.com to be very useful in understanding this type of headache, so if you would like more specific information on migraine relief alternatives and some amazing tips about how to cope with this horrible condition feel free to click on the above link.

If you are looking for natural, alternative migraine pain treatment, these are some of the best solutions around.

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