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Natural Remedies for Migraine Pain Relief

Updated on August 6, 2012

Migraine cab be could be very painful and persistent. Several natural remedies can help alleviate migraine pain.

Migraines are intense, painful, chronic headaches which will make you sick and leave you exhausted. Migraine headache may last for hours or even days. There are a variety of reasons for migraine headaches. Stress, change in the sleeping pattern, food, physical exertion and disturbances can cause migraine. But the most common reason is the change in the levels of a brain chemical called serotonin. The fall in the levels of serotonin causes the blood vessels to swell causing migraine. Some people may experience flashes of light, blind spots and even temporary loss of vision. When you have a bout of migraine it is better to lie down quietly in a dark, quiet place. Physical activity may aggravate migraine. Migraine pain may occur on one side of the head or on both sides. Several natural remedies for migraine pain relief are available.

Migraine Pain Relief

Regular Sleep Pattern

Following a regular sleeping pattern is recommended for sufferers of migraine. It is better to go to bed and wake up at a fixed time. This could make you feel more relaxed and provide relief from the signs of migraine. If you find it difficult to go to sleep, place a cold gel pack over the eyes. This can help you to sleep. Soft music and relaxation techniques like meditation will also.

Frozen Towel Treatment

Take a wet towel, squeeze it well and keep it in the freezer. Take it out after 10 minutes when it becomes stiff and put it around your eyes and head. The frozen towel will create a numbing effect and provide migraine pain relief.


Fresh Ginger Tea

Chop of few slices of fresh ginger. Take some water in a sauce pan and add tea leaves along with the sliced ginger. Boil the mixture and stain it. Add some milk, honey and sugar. Tea bags can also be used instead of tea leaves. Sip the tea slowly.

Massage for Migraine

Another simple natural remedy for migraine relief is massage. Gently massaging the skull for ten minutes will help to relieve the pain. Of course you need someone to massage your head. Certain massaging oils like eucalyptus or lavender can also be used for the massage. It would also be beneficial to massage the shoulders and back of the neck along with the skull. Gentle pressure has to be used for the massage with all the ten fingers.

Yoga for Migraine

Yoga could be very useful on providing relief from migraine. Certain yoga postures could be of great help. But yoga has to be learnt from a qualified teacher.

Eucalyptus oil

Eucalyptus oil has been used for ages as a headache cure. Eucalyptus oil can be applied to the sinus area. It should also be applied on the forehead with a gentle massage. This would help to relieve the symptoms.

Chamomile tea

Chamomile leaves in both fresh and dry condition have been used to cure a variety of diseases. Make tea from the leaves and sip it slowly as the signs of migraine start to appear. It would help to lessen the intensity of the attack.

So far no specific cure has been found for migraine. But these natural remedies for migraine pain relief will help to manage the pain.


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      bnsridhar 5 years ago from India

      It can definitely be tried out. Honey also has properties that can reduce migraine symptoms

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      gout relief 5 years ago

      Teaspoon of honey in your tea adds just enough flavor without making it to sweet or over powering the Chamomile.

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      bnsridhar 5 years ago from India

      Very good suggestion. I will definitely try it out

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      bnsridhar 5 years ago from India

      Ginger is an especially good remedy for stomach upset. I love the taste of ginger ale as well as its curative abilities.

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      Martha Bowman 5 years ago from presently St Augustine, FL

      try a little lavender in your chamomile, the scent will add an extra touch of soothing and calmm

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      AuthorSophiaPaul 5 years ago from Colorado

      ginger is probably my favorite root for ANYTHING. Having ginger in the house is like having a whole pharmacy at your disposal.