What are the home remedies for migraine attack and headache?

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  1. shampa sadhya profile image77
    shampa sadhyaposted 12 years ago

    What are the home remedies for migraine attack and headache?

  2. MikeSyrSutton profile image69
    MikeSyrSuttonposted 12 years ago

    Here is the hub i wrote about it. I hope it helps! http://mikesyrsutton.hubpages.com/hub/N … orHEADACHE

  3. theseus profile image73
    theseusposted 12 years ago

    Whenever I have migraine or just a plain headache, I eat banana, drink plenty of water, and if at all possible I sleep. Don't eat processed meat and nuts (for the time being) because it will trigger more pain.

  4. sen.sush23 profile image60
    sen.sush23posted 12 years ago

    Lots of intake of fluid and a light stomach is one way to control it. In Indian market you will get a mix of three dried crushed fruits (or even only Amla, or Indian Gooseberry) called "Trifala". Soak overnight a few crushed pieces in a glass of water, and drink the pale brown fluid next morning. If you drink this for a few months this will help improve the condition. And avoid keeping a fast or skipping breakfast. This is a life-style regime, that I have found to work.

  5. Trish_M profile image80
    Trish_Mposted 12 years ago

    Hi smile

    My Mum takes a teaspoon of brandy, with a teaspoon of sugar or honey, in hot water ~ and it usually works.

    A consultant I once met, who had been doing research on migraine, found that taking folic acid supplements prevented attacks.

  6. radhikasree profile image73
    radhikasreeposted 12 years ago

    For headache, I would always place a wet cloth on my forehead and press gently. This gives a little relief from the ache. Rubbing with Vicks or Amrutanjan also works.

    Migraine attack is related with head and the pain would be severe in this case. Massaging the scalp is the best way of preventing this disease. Peppermint and ginger are known to have anti-inflammatory properties and they can relax you from the stress. Taking these in mild quantities regularly can help stop the attack of migraine and headache.

  7. MartyCT profile image60
    MartyCTposted 12 years ago

    I get migraines often!  The only remedy for me is sleep, and a lot of it, also to avoid bright lights, so close your curtains, turn off your tv and get rest, avoid fast motions, don't stand up too quickly, don't move your eyes around too quickly either.

  8. Anishpat profile image76
    Anishpatposted 12 years ago

    I get migraines regularly and unfortunately I have not found anything that works either to stop them once they start or to prevent them from happening at all.

    The doctor can give you meds to supress them and reduce the pain but that may only cause more harm in the long run.

  9. Capedium profile image60
    Capediumposted 12 years ago

    I take clothe and warm water and place it in my head.. I try not to think.. Eat healthy
    I will recommend Yoga.. It helps to an extent

  10. a2zadda profile image58
    a2zaddaposted 12 years ago

    Add few drops of lavender oil in water. Keep your hands in this water atleast 5-10 minutesyou will get relief from Migrane

  11. manu6076 profile image62
    manu6076posted 12 years ago

    Hi Sadhya,
    There are many reasons of migraine & different ways to cure migraine.

    Some of Ayurveda tips to control migraine is to apply fresh ground sandalwood to the  forehead, let it dry by itself & then wash it with warm water.
    Doing surya pranam before sunrise also effects it.

    If we look for vedic astrology then it is due to "surya". Surya remedies also cures migraine because surya & lagnesh effects the head of a human.

    Hope it can help you.

  12. cobrien profile image62
    cobrienposted 12 years ago

    Did you try a cup of coffee? Caffeine is supposed to open up the constricting blood vessels in the brain that cause a headache. Don't overdue it. That will have the opposite affect.

  13. Inspired to write profile image77
    Inspired to writeposted 12 years ago

    Hi shampa sadhya here is a hub I put together recently, every single person I tried this method on, it worked. http://inspired-to-write.hubpages.com/h … r-Headache

  14. profile image0
    Dr Rabieposted 12 years ago

    Treatments of Migraine is mainly medical. But you can reduce your migraine attacks by avoiding some foods such as processed meat, citrus, caffeinated beverages as tea and coffee, old cheese and Alcohol. Stress also may worsen your migraine. Some medication such as vasodilators also may induce migraine attack.

  15. smzclark profile image59
    smzclarkposted 12 years ago

    To help keep them away, I take a supplement called feverfew daily. Drink lots of water! A cold compress on the head, no bright lights, low stress and rest. They say caffiene causes headaches, but when I get a migraine, I find that a can of red bull kicks it (bad advice I know). They also say lavender helps, but I disagree from personal experience... it may help you though :-).

  16. pstraubie48 profile image81
    pstraubie48posted 12 years ago

    since i was a young girl i have been plagued by migraines. after i was at my wits end about 1995 i told my doctor i could not live like this any more...trapped in the sea of pain...and i was put on inderal which considerably lessened their frequency. i was weaned off it about 2 years ago. i only have them infrequently now.
    the best home remedy  for me involving no drugs, is a dark room, and a bag of ice applied to my head.
    if i have a migraine syndrome, flashing lights, and squiggles in front of my eyes, i drink strong coffee or a soft drink full of caffeine and take an over the counter tablet for migraines.

  17. creativebutterfly profile image60
    creativebutterflyposted 12 years ago

    I use Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) works every time.  EFT is like acupuncture without the needles I did a hub about it.  smile

    1. Anishpat profile image76
      Anishpatposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Where can I find out more about EFT?

  18. danielleantosz profile image75
    danielleantoszposted 12 years ago

    Lots of water, over the counter pain meds, and ice pack on my forehead/neck (depending upon where the pain is)  and sleep if I can.

  19. shampa sadhya profile image77
    shampa sadhyaposted 12 years ago

    Thanks for such a huge response to the above question. I regularly suffer from migraine attack as well as plain headache. My experience is very similar to Anishpat.
    I am tired of taking paracetamol as well as no home remedy worked for me till now. Taking rest in a dark place is not feasible every time either you are at home or at workplace. Thus, it makes the attack much more grave. Let's hope some remedy works without any side effect.

  20. dhannyya profile image80
    dhannyyaposted 12 years ago

    I have heard from some people that having oil bath (head bath) early morning can lessen the possibility of getting migraine headache..avoiding over exposure to sunlight may also help. Further you should avoid stress.

  21. Cynthia Perkins profile image59
    Cynthia Perkinsposted 11 years ago

    It is now believed that the dysfunction in the autonomic nervous system is the primary root cause of migraines and dilation of blood vessels is a result of this dysfunction. So anything that soothes the autonomic nervous system will benefit migraines. However, as a migraineur myself I have found that deep breathing exercises and mindfulness meditation are the two most beneficial and if you learn how to do it accurately, you can actually turn off the migraine completely.

    On the other hand, prevention of a migraine is always the best practice, and this is accomplished most effectively by becoming aware of your primary triggers and avoiding them. Some of the most common triggers include food and environmental sensitivities, monosodium glutamate, changes in weather, dehydration, exercising too strenuously, cigarette smoke, hormone imbalances, caffeine, skipping a meal (which causes low blood sugar), artificial sweeteners like aspartame and pickled or fermented foods.


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