Try one of these strategies to alleviate your next migraine, or at least reduce its severity.
Migraines are a mysterious ailment, whose cause is debatable. The medical community has identified many different types and treatments, none of which works for everyone. One way to ward off migraines is to avoid common triggers. And don’t court trouble by skipping meals or drastically changing your sleeping pattern. Atmospheric changes, which are impossible to regulate, can also provoke migraines. Try one of these strategies to alleviate your next migraine, or at least reduce its severity.
There are two pressure points known to relieve headache pain. One is on your forehead. For one, press a thumb between your eyes while pressing down on your hairline with your first two fingers. The other is at the base of the web of flesh where the bones of your thumb and forefinger meet. Press hard with your opposite thumb.
Whiffs of peppermint can alleviate tension headaches. Some research, however, suggests that aromatherapy may only be useful if you like that particular smell. If you despise the odour of peppermint, try sniffing a green apple, another scent that has also had some success.
Heap your plate with spinach. Or have a chunk of tofu or a spoonful of molasses. These foods are rich in magnesium, which relaxes arterial walls. The body’s absorption of magnesium is improved in the presence of calcium, so wash down the snack with a glass of milk
Learning how to relax can help combat tension, a common migraine trigger. Breathe slowly and deeply, with your eyes closed, concentrating on nothing but your breath. This simple exercise can be an important tool in your migraine arsenal
Take a Hike
Get out and go for a brisk walk. Mild exercise improves circulation, which counters the constriction of blood vessels that is a common precursor to migraine