How Effective Are Home Remedies In Curing Migraine?

November 27, 2008 by  
Filed under Migraines

Migraine happens because of changes in blood flow to the head. Some of the causes for migraine are excessive caffeine, dehydration, muscle tension, or a deficiency in magnesium. These kinds of headaches can vary from the mild nagging pain, or shoot up to a throbbing, endless pain that can wreck your day, and make you incapable of working at all.

 

Although the medical community does not encourage home remedies for obvious reasons, they have been around for ages. These are time-tested home cures that have been passed on from generation to generation.

 

Home remedies are made from ingredients found in your home, which makes it an all natural cure with little or no side effects, at a cost that is minimal.

 

The most popular migraine remedy you can do at home is called aromatherapy. Of course, with the growth of spas all over the country, you can go there to have it done professionally.

 

Aromatherapy promotes the relaxation of the senses using scents from essential oils. It is actually a massage session you can ask your husband, sister, or close friend to do for you. Choose a scent that you enjoy; as it is being massaged on you, the scent induces you to relax and de-stress.

 

Some oil scents are more favorable than others because of its chemistry. Kukui, rose hip, and borage can handle most skin types, plus you have less chances of getting an allergic reaction. You may also choose hazelnut, which is an oil specifically used for massage.

 

Try to stay away from the oil scents that have strong aromas, like sesame, olive, and macadamia nut because it can overpower your senses.

 

Aside from aromatherapy, you could try feverfew. It is a plant in which you can chew the leaves, boil it like you would with tea leaves, or buy the feverfew capsules available in health stores around the country.

 

Feverfew has parthenolide and prostaglandins, which are anti-inflammatory agents. These properties have been acknowledged to help stabilize the distribution of blood in your body. This remedy is known to be specifically for the cure of migraine, so it has a regular following in the market.

 

The last cure you can make is using apple cider vinegar. This item is a must-have in your house since it is the all powerful home cure for many ailments. For migraine, apple cider vinegar can stabilize your pH levels. You can choose to drink it with water or smell the fumes from a boiling mixture of vinegar and water.

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