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Migraine Headaches - Stop them Naturally

Updated on December 17, 2014

Headaches

A migraine headache, is a neurological condition characterized by pulsating or throbbing pain on one side of the head, lasting from several hours to several days. They are often accompanied by vomiting, nausea, light and noise sensitivity.

The American Medical Association confirms that the cause of these headaches can not be determined. Some believe there is an inherent weakness of the nervous system to environmental changes.

Anyone can suffer from migraines,but the phenomenon usually affects females, possible because of hormonal changes in the body. There are many drugs used to treat migraines. This hub will discuss some natural approaches that can be used to compliment traditional treatments for symptoms.

Triggers

It is important to be aware of your triggers and try to avoid them if at all possible. Some triggers are processed foods, stress, toxins, hormonal changes, noise, and bright lights. Learn to recognize the signs of an impending migraine. Some of the signs of the onset of a migraine are:

thirst, diarrhea, stiff neck, fluid retention, sensitivity to light, sensitivity to sound, hotheadedness.

Aromatherapy

The use of essential oils in aromatherapy has long been proven to be effective in positively improving the physical and emotional state. Using aromatherapy with message or by applying a drop or two on oil on the temple or on a cloth to inhale, can improve migraines. The essential oils found effective in treating headaches or migraines are: Lavender, peppermint, rosemary,bay, melissa,eucalyptus and jasmine.

Magnesium

Magnesium, is said to be effective in dealing with cluster headaches. When administered as an infusion of this mineral helps stop headaches. You can not do this at home, but can be done at the doctor's office. Supplements can also help. Studies found daily magnesium supplements cab reduce headaches by over 40%.

Omega 3 Oils

This oil is know for its anti-inflammatory properties. These healthy fats can fight inflammation, which may be a cause in many headaches and some migraines. You can get this oil in the form of fatty fish like salmon or flax seeds. Omega 3 oils can be taken in the form of supplements, and flax seed oil can be purchased at any health food store.

Ginger

Ginger root (Zingiber officinale), which is used in cooking also has healing properties. Ginger can sooth and relieve menstrual cramps, aid digestion, nausea, joint pain and is also very effective in treating a migraine. A hot cup of ginger tea, at the first sign of a migraine headache can stop a migraine.

Acupuncture/Acupressure

Acupuncture can be very effective, in the treatment of a headache symptoms. Acupuncture work to remove blockages in the body and aids in improving and regulates blood flow and prevent the restriction of small blood vessels that can trigger migraine headache symptoms.

Water

It seems very simple, but water is key in responding to many health concerns. The human body is mostly made of water and water helps to flush toxins out of the body.

Remaining hydrated can be an important key to preventing, relieving or minimizing migraine headache symptoms.

Chiropractic Treatment

The realigning the bones in the spine can relieve pressure of the nervous system restore blood flow to the body. 

It also helps remove blockage in the flow of energy throughout the body and ease migraine headache symptoms.

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      Pamela Lipscomb 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      I hope something works for you.

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      sangeetas627 6 years ago from India

      Thanks for sharing this. I have migraine from the last 25 years. I will definitely try your tips.

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      Pamela Kinnaird W 6 years ago from Maui and Arizona

      Ginger tea, naturally made. I shall try that if I ever get another migraine. I enjoyed this article. Thank you for the research and information.

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      Enrique Martin 6 years ago

      Hi, I just finished an article about chiropractic treatments and it's relationship with migraines. It's very interesting how your posture can be a trigger for migraines.

      Very good hub. Thanks a lot.

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      Pamela Lipscomb 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Hope your migraines get better Flyest!

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      Flyest 6 years ago

      Wow thank you so much. I suffer from these a lot !

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      Pamela Lipscomb 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Gmaoldie, it might work better with fresh ginger. Like as a tea or cut up in a boiled in water and pouring over a tea bag. Let me know how the ginger chews work!

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 6 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      2besure,

      I worry about fighting a migraine when driving. I just purchased and LOVE Ginger Chews but didn't know they could help with migraines - wow! Great item! I will move my Ginger Chews to the car - very helpful info!

      THANK YOU!

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      Pamela Lipscomb 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Glad to be able to write something that can help someone Dpastorcarlotta.

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      Pastor Dr. Carlotta Boles 6 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      Thank you for this info. I will use this for my friend that has migraines! Blessings!!! I sent you an e-mail, let me know if you received it!

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      Granny's House 6 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      My daughter gets them all the time. Thank you for the tips. Thank you for becoming a fan!

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      Pamela Lipscomb 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      I get one maybe twice a year and I just bring out the ginger and a little lavender oil.

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      Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

      Great info, I rarely have migraines thank goodness, but I have a friend that does. I will be sharing this hub with her. Thanks for sharing your insight. :)

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