| Natural Migraine Relief
Just about everyone has a headache from time to time. But a migraine is not just a bad headache. It's an intense throbbing pain on one or both sides of the head that can last anywhere from 4-72 hours and sadly, affects more than 28 million people each year.
While a migraine can be triggered by anything such as allergies, stress, emotional changes, lack of exercise and/or lack of sleep, one of the main factors caused behind a migraine, specifically in women, is due to the fluctuations in one's hormone levels. If you notice your migraines occurring during your menstrual cycle, getting your hormones back into balance
may be your solution.
If you are already on a bioidentical hormone therapy and are still suffering from migraines, or are just suffering from migraines in general, you may want to consider a few important supplements to help reduce the frequency and severity of your migraines.
is an essential mineral that may help to regulate muscular tone and to transmit nerve impulses throughout the brain. Magnesium can also help decrease muscle tension.
is a powerful antioxidant that helps to increase blood flow to the brain and improves circulation.
is a blend of key B vitamins that are needed to maintain a healthy nervous system.
White Willow Bark
is an extract that contains the active ingredient "salicin", which is a precursor to aspirin and acts as an anti-inflammatory. White Willow Bark also reduces pain associated with migraines.
Other recommendations for migraine sufferers:
Adopt a diet that is low in simple carbohydrates and high in protein.
Include almonds, almond milk, watercress, garlic and fresh pineapple in your diet.
Omit the following foods: bananas, dairy products, MSG, potatoes, wine, chocolate and yeast.
Get regular moderate exercise.
Massage your head and neck daily.
Do you suffer from migraines and headaches? If so, what has been your best form of relief?
Bett Date 1/24/2013
Progesterone cream on my face and neck has helped reduce my migraine pain. Also, I've noticed that if I miss my coffee in the morning, it can trigger a migraine in the afternoon. Getting some caffeine usually helps.
Joe Braun Date 1/24/2013
For my headaches I take BC powders. 20 minutes it is gone. Has worked for me for 35 years now. I keep them at home, work desk, truck console and deer camp. Really works.
Deb hudson Date 1/24/2013
I have suffered with migraines on and off for years . Thankfully, they are much better! I have found, if you can, that lying down in a cool dark place with a cool compress as soon as you feel one coming on to be very beneficial. I've also heard Tylenol migraine is pretty effective.
Lucille Elftman Date 1/28/2013
I have to take magxalt, phenergan, Ativan, and some type of pain reliever depending on how bad it is. My headaches are daily and range from 2-3 to a 10. Depends on weather, smells, and food items consumed.