Migraine SOS – remedies and how to’s

Migraine must be one of the most common types of headache that concerns a large percentage of young and middle-aged people. There is hardly an universal cure that can heal this type of headache, and that is why many people tend to find some alternative solutions to this problem. In this article, we present you some most common remedies.

Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy implies alternative branch of medicine that uses the healing properties of essential oils as in process of healing. It is certainly one of the most effective natural responses to a headache. Essential oils can mix with each other, and can be used separately. You can let your imagination free and experiment with scents. The following plants and their essential oils solve your headaches:

• peppermint,
• lavender
• eucalyptus
• chamomile

Put 5 drops of essential oil to 1 cups of hot water. Soak the solution into a soft cloth and put a soaked cloth on the head or forehead.

Physical activity
It is known that physical activity reduces pain due to secretion of endorphins hormones. Less is known that physical activity is more effective in an impairment of pain if the pain caused by migraine. A quiet stroll will significantly reduce your headache. Do walk, even when you have a headache. You will feel the improvement. Just keep in mind not to exaggerate because if you sweat and get tired, you can achieve the opposite effect, even worse headache.

Massage
When you have already purchased essential oils, try our first tip, here’s another great way to use them then in the massage. Massage relaxes and stimulates, but the most important element of massage is touch. A touch can heal and more difficult situation of migraine.
Press few crucial points on the head with fingers. Let the pressure lasts a few seconds, followed by a pause of a few seconds, then back pressure. Touch will alleviate headache. Of course, a thorough massage of the head and neck is even better solution. If you do not have someone on hand to massage, try nodding your head. Use the thumb and index finger, pinch the head in two points and hold for a few seconds and release the pressure. A foot massage can also significantly alleviate headache.

Water
Did you know that dehydration is one of the more common causes of headaches? The moment when we feel thirst may mean that we are already dehydrated. Therefore, you should drink about 2 liters of water daily.

Hot and cold
The changes that are implied directly on the surface temperature of the body can lead to other changes. To relieve migraine a hot-cold shower can be of help. You can try wraping your head in a cold towel. Or even in a hot towel, depending of what you think that has most effect on you.

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