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Migraines are headaches that have a habit of occurring frequently. They tend to be more severe than normal headaches, and are sometimes accompanied by other symptoms like blocked vision, vomiting, etc. It can take the life out of your soul, rendering you unable to do any productive work.
What is migraine?
The cause for migraine headaches is in your head. It is a neurological disorder that is believed to be caused by increased excitement in the cerebral cortex and abnormal control of neurons that control the pain in the area. The symptoms are severe pain usually on one side of the head, nausea and vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound, numbness, etc. Most people who have migraine inherited it from their ancestors. Environmental factors contribute to migraine as well.
Here are some simple solutions that can help you get relief from those bouts of migraine without breaking a sweat.
Lavender oil is known for its wonderful aroma and has been used extensively in aromatherapy. It can also be used an effective remedy for migraine. There are different ways you can use lavender oil for this purpose; you can inhale it, or apply the oil topically. Add two to three drops of boiling water and use it to inhale the vapours. It has been known to provide relief from migraine headaches. You can also apply the oil directly to your forehead or the area where it aches. Using lavender oil in diffusers is another way to use the oil to give you relief form the gnawing headache. Remember to never take it orally.
Peppermint oil is another sweet-smelling remedy that can help you get relief from migraine headaches. It has been known to stimulate the blood vessels, and control the blood flow in the region. It can constrict and dilate the blood vessels, thus promoting smooth blood flow. Since migraine headaches are often a result of poor blood circulation, peppermint oil can help get rid of them by increasing the blood around the head. It will also help to open up your sinuses, letting more oxygen into your bloodstream. It can make you feel more energized and refreshed, just the thing you need when you have a headache.
Basil is an herb that possesses a strong and lovely smell. The oil made from the herb has been hugely popular in aromatherapy applications. It has also been found to be useful as a natural headache remedy. Basil oil has muscle relaxing properties. Thus, when you apply basil oil to the region where it hurts, it will help to relax the stressed muscles and nerves in that region, which will result in reducing the intensity of the headache. The sweet fragrance of the basil oil will be a treat for your olfactory senses, in turn helping you relax.
Diet fixes are recommended by every doctor when it comes to migraine headaches. Since these are recurring headaches, you need to come up with a solution that will help you for the long haul. Certain kinds of food have been known to affect the frequency of the migraines and you need to identify which one does it for you. Chocolate is one of the major villains in this regard. Other products include dairy; foods that are fermented or pickled;meats with nitrates, such as bacon and hot dogs; foods containing monosodium glutamate (MSG); peanut butter; foods containing tyramine, an amino acid found in red wine; certain fruits, such as avocado, banana, and citrus; onions; etc. Make sure you keep track everything you eat and note your reaction to each product.
Buckwheat seeds contain a flavonoid called rutin. Flavonoids are phytochemicals that have antioxidant properties, which helps to counter damages to cells in the body. Taking buckwheat seeds can help you get relief form migraine headaches. You can make delicious cookies with them as well.
The gnawing pain of the migraine headaches can drive you crazy. Even though there is no absolute cure for the problem, you can try these natural remedies to get relief from the pain.
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