Treating Your Migraine with Home Remedies

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Treating Your Migraine with Home Remedies
By: Mercedes Aspland

If you suffer from migraines then you will already know the problems they can cause. In this article we are going to consider what causes migraines, how you can prevent them and home remedies you can consider in order to treat them and reduce their intensity.

What is a Migraine?

In simple terms a migraine is the most severe form of headache that a person can suffer from. Having said that they are a lot more than just a headache and other than extreme pain in the head people can also suffer form a number of other symptoms including sensitivity to light, nausea, vomiting, red or sore eyes, reduced appetite, depression, irritability and numbness or weakness in the arms and legs. It is these additional symptoms that can make migraines unbearable for some many people.

How to Prevent a Migraine

Many people who suffer from migraines find that they are caused by various different things and avoiding these can be useful. For example elements in your diet can bring on a migraine and so should be avoided. Some of the foods that more commonly cause migraines include coffee, chocolate and cheese although it is different for different people.

Migraines can also be causes by stress or lack of sleep. If that is the case for you it is important to do things to reduce your stress levels. Taking up things like yoga or meditation can help to keep you on an even keel and reduce the occurrences of migraines. However many people who suffer from migraines may find they are due to hormonal imbalances or hereditary reasons so it is important to learn how to treat them if they occur.

Home Treatments For Migraines

As the symptoms of migraines can be very severe often painkillers are not sufficient to treat them and they also have side effects so you may not want to take them. For that reason you may want to look for home remedies and we have put a few below.

1. Henna Flowers - if you dip them in vinegar and then rub them on your forehead you may find that the pain relief is very quick.

2. Cold compress - take an ice pack and wrap it in a towel. You should then place it against the temples alternating each one every few seconds. If you do this for 3 or so minutes you may find you get relief from your headache.

3. Herbal Headache Pills - you can make your own headache pills by combining 2 tablespoons each of dried valerian, chamomile, skullcap, rosemary and peppermint or mint. If you grind up the herbs and then combine them together with honey. You can then divide the mixture into pill sized amounts to use as and when you need them for pain relief.

Above are just some of the remedies you can try, you could also think about drinking chamomile tea, taking a nap or placing your head over a bowl of boiling water and rosemary.


If you suffer from migraines then you will want to do whatever you can to prevent them and treat them quickly. The above are some ideas of things you can try and if one does not work you can try others until you get the one right for you. It is also worth doing some research on the internet as there are a lot of safe and low cost home remedies you can try. If you suffer from regular migraines it is still worth visiting your doctor to see if you can find the underlying cause and ensure you have no serious condition.

This article has been supplied by alternative therapies directory. You can also find more information on our">Migraine page.

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