More severe than a headache, a migraine can last longer, cause more pain, and is harder to cure. In the US, more than 37 million people suffer from migraines, and 91% of sufferers are unable to function normally during a migraine. That means they can’t work or get their daily tasks done as usual. There are some standard cures for migraines: medications, caffeine, sleeping or hot showers. But we found four different, bizarre cures that may help you out next time you’re experiencing a migraine.
Most common symptoms of migraines include:
- Throbbing pain in the head
- Blurred vision or aura
- Light and sound sensitivity
Most people are able to recognize the oncoming symptoms of a migraine and are able to prevent it by doing specific calming tasks like taking a bath, taking medication, or turning off the lights. There are also supplements that you can take that contain magnesium and riboflavin (vitamin B2). Both of these ingredients have been researched and have had positive results in preventing migraines. To find an effective migraine supplement, look at Customer Review for comparisons and reviews of different supplement brands. Keep reading to find out four unusual cures for migraines.
Butterbur is an herb that is used to treat many ailments, including migraines. People use the leaf, root and bulb in medicines and it can be taken as a supplement. Research has shown that not only can taking butterbur help reduce migraine pain, it can also reduce the severity and length of migraines. It also has shown to reduce the amount of migraines by half in some study participants. Many migraine supplements contain butterbur extract.
Peppermint oil is usually taken internally to help stomach pains and relieve symptoms of IBS. Some people have found that using peppermint essential oils by dabbing a bit on their heads where your migraine is located, your pain will dissipate. Smelling peppermint oil can help provide clarity to your thoughts, and has shown to relieve head pain. Peppermint oil may work for you, too.
Healthy eating habits are key in preventing and treating migraines. Drinking a nutrient-rich smoothie with yogurt, berries and nuts can provide your body with essential vitamins and minerals in order to feel good. Remember, you can trigger a migraine if you skip meals, so you should eat around the same time every day. Making a smoothie is a quick and simple meal you can prepare and ensure you’re eating on time. Caffeine is a great way to minimize migraines, so you can add a cup of coffee to a smoothie with cinnamon and oats, and your migraine will hopefully dissipate.
A Weird Headband:
A new Belgian technology called Cefaly developed a special kind of headband that sends micro-impulses to your trigeminal nerve in your brain, which is located between your eyebrows. They have done research showing neurostimulation of this nerve can help with mitigating the effect of migraines and eventually reduce the number of migraines you have altogether. Although this technology is made in Belgian, it is located in nine other countries.
Finding The Best Cure:
When you’re in the middle of a migraine attack, you might try anything to get rid of the pain. It can be so debilitating and can affect your whole life, so it is essential to find a good cure that works for you. There are common cures like medication, hot baths, and ice packs. You can try unusual methods as well, like taking supplements that contain butterbur or applying peppermint oil to your head. Make sure you’re eating regular meals; making a healthy smoothie is a quick and easy way to help avoid migraines. There is also new technology developed that helps target the source of your migraine and use micro-impulses to stop it. Whatever it is, we hope you find something that can help bring you relief.
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