Rid Yourself of a Migraine Headache-Naturally
Headaches can be basically divided into two types, tension and migraine.
As I was looking over the info on migraine and body pain, I remembered a woman who started her day with 2 pain killers and a coffee. Physical pain is a huge over the counter pharmaceutical business. I hear Folks north of the border spend more than $1 billion every year to get relief from just migraine not to mention body pain. The pain associated with migraines can be incredibly debilitating. I have seen a number of patients who were disabled physically and mentally due to the intense pain of a migraine.
Many of the drugs used to treat migraines are effective in relieving this severe pain and are a welcome relief. Unfortunately they do absolutely nothing to treat the cause and in fact actually contribute to the problem as after a short while they can cause rebound headaches themselves. This is the same old story of industrial medicine treating the symptom and not the actual cause of the pain. Pain is a heads- up message from the body to let you know that something is out of whack. It is something like a smoke detector going off. Its faster and easier to shut down the detector instead of finding the fire and putting it out. Then after a bit, the detector goes off again and again each time louder, longer, finally resulting in a full blown MIGRAINE.
Most migraines also seem to include a food-based reaction relating to wheat, dairy, sugar, or artificial preservatives or chemicals. Eliminating these foods and incorporating sound nutritional principle frequently improves migraines and inflammation. A recent study of food based reactions revealed nine out of ten patients tried a gluten-free diet seven stopped having head aches, two other patients had some -- but not complete -- success by switching to a gluten-free diet. The 10th one flaked out.. Yep, that’s bread, pasta, cereal, cake, whole wheat, and wheat derivatives.
Fortunately, there are many natural treatment options that exist to treat migraines. These should always be considered first because as you know now drugs to treat migraines can make the problem worse.
It is possible to stop headaches by stimulating your body's natural painkilling ability.
By putting pressure on a nerve just under your eyebrow, you can cause your pituitary gland to release painkilling endorphins immediately..
Another method for releasing endorphins is to take 10 teaspoons of cayenne pepper in a glass of water. Endorphins are released by the brain when the cayenne hits your stomach lining. I think you have to be pretty desperate to try this one, but it works.
Try a couple of these tips:
Putting a cold compress on your forehead or behind the neck
Massaging the ears and ear lobes
Massaging the "crown" of your head -- the ring of muscles that circle the head where a crown would sit, it worked for Queen Elizabeth ! who was a sufferer of migraines.
Drink plenty of natural liquids without sugar, sweeteners, odd colors or flavors.
Cut out the orange juice, it very acidic, you can get your vit. C from other sources.
Start and exercise program, this will help to improve your response to stress along with the underlying inflammatory conditions that can trigger migraines