The excruciating pain of a migraine can be downright crippling. For some, migraines completely interfere with normal daily activities. The pain is intense and sharp and usually comes with unpleasant symptoms like nausea, vomiting, indigestion and sensitivity to light and sound. It is common to treat the pain with prescribed medicine or over-the-counter analgesics. However, drugs don’t always help relieve migraine pain.
That’s why we are going to share with you 5 ways to naturally relieve migraine.
Know your pressure points
When a migraine strikes, it seems like your head might crack open from excruciating and unrelenting pain and pressure. It’s very important to know the pressure points to push down on to relieve migraine. On the face there are 3 pressure points you should know about: Between your eyebrows, under the left eyebrow and under the right eyebrow. Another pressure point is found at the back of your neck, right where your hairline ends. Choose the spots, press down firmly and massage, preferably while lying down in a dark and quiet space.
People can suffer from migraine or severe headache when they are overly exposed to bright lights or noise. For that reason, if migraine starts to develop, it is important to momentarily remove yourself from the environment you’re in. Slip into a dark, quiet space where you could eventually fall asleep. Good rest in an undisturbed environment can ease migraine pain. If you’re a chronic migraine sufferer, it would be wise to let your employer know ahead of time so that when a migraine hits, you could be more quickly excused from work.
Ginger: Your new best friend
Ginger is a miracle root for migraine because not only does it possess anti-inflammatory properties, but it is also used for its anti-nausea power. Make yourself a natural ginger tea, or simply cut up some pieces of fresh ginger and suck on them. It’ll help reduce your migraine pain and help eliminate that sick feeling in your stomach.
When we are in pain, the nerve endings in our bodies and on our skin send signals to our brains. These nerve endings are very sensitive to changes in temperature. Heat, for example, helps relax muscles, reduce inflammation and increase blood flow to the injured or ‘pained’ area. Heat also reduces muscles spasms, stimulates blood circulation and changes the body’s reaction to pain. That’s why applying a warm compress or cloth to your forehead, over your eyes and at the back of your neck is a great idea.
Get acquainted with this particular oil because it works great in relieving migraine pain. Apply a couple of drops of peppermint oil on your fingers and rub over the migraine pressure points: between eyebrows, above or under eyebrows, and back of neck. Also, look into purchasing an essential oil diffuser as a soothing mist of peppermint oil can relieve nausea and discomforts brought on by migraine.