“A migraine – usually a severe headache felt as a throbbing pain at the front or side of the head.
Some people also have other symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting and increased sensitivity to light or sound.
The migraine is a common health condition, affecting around one in every 5 women, and around one in every 15 men. They usually begin in early adulthood“ – according to NHS choices.
What causes migraines?
Usually, the reasons for migraines are: stress, tiredness or certain foods and drinks. Migraines cannot be cured, but their symptoms can certainly be relieved by some natural remedies.
There are 5 effective ways to reduce the symptoms of migraines (migraine treatments):
- Relaxation techniques: Yoga such as hatha and restorative yoga may be helpful. A regular massage of the neck can also stop neck and shoulders spasms.
- Supplements: Riboflavin (B2) and CoQ10 proved to be helpful in treating migraines. Participants in a study about migraine took 400 mg of riboflavin daily and had significantly fewer migraines.
- Ice Packs: Always use something cold rather than hot to stop the migraine. According to Carolyn Bernstein, MD, clinical director of Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians Comprehensive Headache Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, ice has anti-inflammatory properties.
- Acupuncture: Acupuncture treatments can provide a real relief of the migraine pain, and it usually provides long-term results with no side effects like medicines.
- Herbs: Its support to the healthy blood flow to the brain makes the herb butterbur an excellent choice for relieving migraine. This was recommended by the American Academy of Neurology.