Updated on December 5th, 2018
Migraines are unlike other headaches. A migraine can be best described as an attack of extreme pain on the head that can last for hours or even days.
Migraines are so severe that they come accompanied by other symptoms that include but may not be limited to: blind spots, nausea, vomiting, increased sensitivity to sounds and light as well as a tingling feeling in the arms and legs.
It has been proven that people who suffer migraines tend to spend more money on seeking medical assistance than people who don’t. This is why many of the people who get migraines seek natural remedies since they are more affordable.
Here Are 5 Ways To Heal A Migraine Naturally:
1. Using Ginger
Ginger is a well-known and widely used spice or herb that has medicinal value. According to researchers, ginger reduces nausea caused by many conditions such as migraines.
It is also proven that ginger powder decreases the severity of migraines and their duration just like the drug sumatriptan, only without the side effects. Since it is healthy you can just make it part of your daily diet.
2. Daith piercing
You might have heard about Daith piercing: The Ear Piercing for Migraine Everyone Is Talking About. A Daith piercing is a piercing of the innermost cartilage of the ear where an acupuncture needle is usually inserted during an acupuncture treatment by a professional.
Recently, this piercing has become popular as it is said to be a treatment for migraines. Those who have gotten their Daith pierced say that it has lowered the occurrence and severity of their migraines. Daith piercings are mostly sought out by people who have tried acupuncture and found it to be helpful in dealing with their migraines and therefore consider the piercing to be a more long-lasting solution.
There is minimal information from medical professionals on whether this piercing works or not. Dr. Fayyaz Ahmed, a neurologist and the trustee of the Migraine trust says that there has not been any medical evidence that the Daith piercing helps with reduction of migraines.
This is a natural therapy that uses needles that are inserted at the specific area of the body known as pressure points. This form of therapy has its origins in China and is now used worldwide as a form of therapy for certain conditions including migraines.
The practitioners of this form of therapy say that the needles that are applied close to the nerves in the body, cause a release of endorphins triggering the immune and circulatory systems in the body causing a reduction in migraine occurrence. Other proponents of acupuncture as a remedy for migraines say it reduces the occurrence of migraines by half.
4. Doing Yoga
Yoga is a practice that employs the use of meditation controlled breathing patterns and body postures to relieve stress and promote good health and overall well-being.
According to research, people who do yoga have fewer less intense migraines since it reduces anxiety, releases tension in the areas of the body that trigger migraines and promotes healthy blood circulation in the body.
5. Using Lavender oil
This is a pleasantly smelling, soothing essential oil that has been proven to ease migraines. A research conducted in 2012 stated that people who smelled lavender oil for fifteen minutes during a migraine felt relief faster than people who did not. Proponents recommend that lavender oil be inhaled directly or diluted then applied at the person’s temples.