Want a quick way to know what are the top 10 migraine treatment tips to elevate pain and frequency that are backed up by research and personal experience?
I have suffered migraines on and off for the last 20 years and I have first-hand knowledge of what works and doesn’t and how I finally cured myself.
Top 10 Migraine Treatment Tips to Elevate Pain and Frequency
One popular pressure point is the LI-4 point in the space between the base of the left thumb and pointer finger. Applying firm but not painful circular pressure to the LI-4 point, using the opposite hand for 5 minutes, may relieve headache pain.Applying firm but not painful circular pressure to the LI-4 point, using the opposite hand for 5 minutes, may relieve headache pain. Click To Tweet
PC6 acu-point, which is located three fingers up from the base of the wrist on the inside of the arm, was effective in relieving migraine-associated nausea or vomiting: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3362706/
Foods to avoid if you suffer from headaches/migraines:
- foods with nitrates including hot dogs, deli meats, bacon, and sausage
- cheese that contains the naturally-occurring compound tyramine, such as blue, feta, cheddar, Parmesan and Swiss
- alcohol, especially red wine
- foods that contain monosodium glutamate (MSG), a flavour enhancer
- foods that are very cold such as ice cream or iced drinks
- processed foods
- pickled foods
- dried fruits
- cultured dairy products such as buttermilk, sour cream, and yogurt
3. Essential oils
Lavender oil inhalation helped reduce the severity of migraine headaches: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22517298/
Peppermint oil may stop a migraine from coming on: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20456191/
Effectiveness of ginger was statistically comparable to sumatriptan, a common migraine drug: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23657930/Effectiveness of ginger was statistically comparable to sumatriptan, a common migraine drug: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23657930/ Click To Tweet
5. Yoga / Stretching / Stress Management
Yoga may relieve the frequency, duration, and intensity of migraines: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4746941/, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4097897/
Acupuncture is an effective treatment for migraines: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/1357513
Magnesium can be useful in reducing the frequency of migraines: https://headaches.org/2018/01/16/magnesium-may-effective-migraine/
You can get magnesium from foods that include:
- sesame seeds
- sunflower seeds
- Brazil nuts
- peanut butter
Mindfulness meditation, which focuses on non-judgmental awareness of the present moment, can contribute to improved quality of life and lessened pain severity: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5368208/
A weekly massage may reduce migraine frequency and improve sleep quality: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16827629/
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) include a variety of techniques such as stress management, biofeedback and relaxation, and aim to bring about changes in emotions, cognitions (thoughts) and behaviours (actions), and may be useful through the devolvement of coping mechanisms and life style changes (e.g. diet, sleep).
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can reduce the physical symptoms of headache and migraines: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4616982/Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can reduce the physical symptoms of headache and migraines: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4616982/ Click To Tweet
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