Pulse Daily 3 Home Remedies that work for Migraines

Migraines cause discomfort and can be triggered by a lot of lifestyle habits, unfortunately there are no cures yet for them, these home remedies have proven over time to help in managing it

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Migraine headaches are one of the 20 most disabling medical conditions worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. A migraine is characterized by a throbbing pain, usually confined to one side of the head, that tends to get worse with movement. They typically last from four to 72 hours.

It differs from on person to the other but with whatever symptoms it present Migraines cause discomfort.

Migraines can be triggered by allergies, stress, smoking, alcohol, bright lights, loud noises, strong smells, skipping meals, dehydration, irregular sleep, poor posture, low blood sugar and hormonal fluctuations. These home remedies help relieve migraines as there are no cure for it yet:

1. Ginger

Studies indicate that ginger may prove effective in the treatment of common migraines.

What to do:

Drink ginger tea a few times throughout the day until you get relief. Make sure to drink it at the onset of your headache.

Alternatively simply chewing on a piece of raw ginger root will also help treat the problem and relieve symptoms like nausea and digestive distress.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar helps relieve migraine. It also helps regulate high blood pressure as well as aid detoxification amongst others.

What to do:

Add one tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar to a glass of water.

Mix in one tablespoon of honey.

Drink this daily to prevent as well as treat migraines.

If you are not used to taking apple cider vinegar, start by taking one teaspoon and gradually increase the amount. During migraine attacks or when you feel them coming on, you can take two or three tablespoons.

3. Massage

Massaging the head helps ease migraine headaches. Studies reveal massage is useful in the treatment of Migraines as it blocks pain signals sent to the brain.

What to do:

Gently massage your head with your first two fingers in a circular motion. While massaging, keep in mind that there are pressure points at locations like the base of the skull, middle of the forehead (between the eyebrows) and corners of the eyes that when pressed correctly help relieve pain.

Regular massage will help reduce the frequency and duration of migraines. Note that if migraines persist, you should get medical help.

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