Had a hectic day, running around errands?
Are you tired and the work seems to be non-stop?
That throbbing pain in your head!
Migraines aren’t typical headaches. If you experience them, you know you may experience pounding pain, nausea, and sensitivity to light and sound. When a migraine strikes, you’ll do almost anything to make it go away.
Nope, don’t touch that paracetamol!
There are several drug-free home remedies to reduce migraine symptoms. These at-home treatments may help prevent migraines or at least help reduce their severity and duration.
A small amount of caffeine may ease migraine pain in some people. Caffeine is also in some migraine medications. But be careful not to have too much!
Inhaling lavender essential oil may ease migraine pain. According to 2012 research, people who inhaled lavender oil during a migraine attack for 15 minutes experienced faster relief.
Acupressure is the practice of applying pressure with the fingers and hands to specific points on the body to relieve pain and other symptoms.
The menthol in peppermint oil may stop a migraine from coming on, according to a 2010 study. The study found that applying a menthol solution to the forehead and temples was more effective than a placebo for migraine-associated pain, nausea, and light sensitivity.
Ginger is known to ease nausea caused by many conditions, including migraines. It may also have other migraine benefits. According to research, ginger powder decreased migraine severity and duration as well as the prescription drug sumatriptan, and with fewer side effects.
Research shows yoga may relieve the frequency, duration, and intensity of migraines. It’s thought to improve anxiety, release tension in migraine-trigger areas, and improve vascular health.
Magnesium deficiency is linked to headaches and migraines. Studies show magnesium oxide supplementation helps prevent migraines with aura. It may also prevent menstrual-related migraines.
A weekly massage may reduce migraine frequency and improve sleep quality, according to a 2006 study. The research suggests massage improves perceived stress and coping skills. It also helps decrease heart rate, anxiety, and cortisol levels.
Bright light and loud noises can make your headache worse. So find a spot away from the action and pull down the shades when you’ve got a migraine. It can help speed up your recovery.
Get some regular shut-eye to help stave off migraines. Too little — or too much — can trigger headaches and lower your threshold for pain. Aim for 7 to 8 hours each night, and try to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day.
Cinnamon is a miracle spice that is known as one of the effective headache remedies. Wondering how to use it? Here’s help: Grind some cinnamon sticks into a powder, and add some water to make a thick paste. Apply it on your forehead and temples and lie down for 30 minutes. Then wash it off with lukewarm water.
If you get migraines, you know the symptoms can be challenging to cope with. You might miss work or not be able to participate in the activities you love. Try the above remedies and find some relief.