• Top 10 Home Remedies For Migraine Relief

  • A Migraine is a common type of headache that may occur with symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, or sensitivity to light. Many people are suffering from it and want to have some alternative ways of getting rid of the pain.  Enjoy this article below!

    Migraine headaches are one of the 20 most disabling medical conditions worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. A migraine is characterized by a throbbing pain, usually confined to one side of the head, that tends to get worse with movement. They typically last from four to 72 hours.

     

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    Here are the top 10 home remedies for migraine.

    1. Apple Cider Vinegar

    Being a nutritional powerhouse, apple cider vinegar helps reduce migraines. Apple cider vinegar also offers health benefits like aiding detoxification, controlling blood sugar, regulating high blood pressure, reducing bone pain, promoting weight loss and relieving constipation.

    1. Add one tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar to a glass of water.
    2. Mix in one tablespoon of honey.
    3. Drink this daily to prevent as well as treat migraines.

    If you are not used to taking apple cider vinegar, start by taking one teaspoon and gradually increase the amount. During migraine attacks or when you feel them coming on, you can take two or three tablespoons.

    2. Ice Pack

    Using an ice pack is perhaps the most popular home remedy to get rid of tension as well as migraine headaches. It has a numbing effect that alleviates pain.

    • Wrap a few ice cubes in a clean towel and place it on your temples, forehead and/or the back of your neck for 10 to 15 minutes. Repeat as needed.
    • You can also try alternating hot and cold compresses for about 15 minutes, as needed. For better results, add lavender and/or peppermint essential oils to the water for the compress.

    3. Cayenne Pepper

    Cayenne pepper is a great home remedy for migraines because it stimulates circulation and improves blood flow. Plus, it contains capsaicin, a compound that works as a natural painkiller.

    1. Mix one-half to one teaspoon of cayenne pepper in a cup of warm water.
    2. Optionally, add some lemon juice and honey to improve the taste as well as health benefits.
    3. Drink this as needed.

    4. Ginger

    A 2013 study published in Phytotherapy Research indicates that ginger may prove effective in the treatment of common migraines.

    It blocks prostaglandins, which are chemicals that promote muscle contractions, impact hormones and regulate inflammation in blood vessels in the brain. Most non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), too, work by reducing the production of these chemicals.

    • Drink ginger tea a few times throughout the day until you get relief. Make sure to drink it at the onset of your headache.
    • Simply chewing on a piece of raw ginger root will also help treat the problem and relieve symptoms like nausea and digestive distress.

    5. Massage

    Massaging the head helps ease migraine headaches as it blocks pain signals sent to the brain. It also boosts serotonin activity and stimulates certain serotonin receptors, thereby reducing the symptoms as well as frequency of migraines.

    A study published in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine in 2006 also found that massage therapy helps in the treatment of migraines.

    • Gently massage your head with your first two fingers in a circular motion. While massaging, keep in mind that there are pressure points at locations like the base of the skull, middle of the forehead (between the eyebrows) and corners of the eyes that when pressed correctly help relieve pain.
    • Alternatively, heat two tablespoons of sesame oil. Mix in one-half teaspoon each of cinnamon and cardamom powder. Apply this mixture on your forehead and massage. Leave it on for a few hours before washing it off.

    Repeat either of these remedies as needed. Also, regular massage will help reduce the frequency and duration of migraines.

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