Managing Migraine With Naturopathy

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Managing Migraine With Naturopathy

It is quite common to experience a headache for most people at some juncture in their life. These headaches are classified into Tension headaches, cluster headaches and migraine headaches. Among these types, migraine headache is the most painful headache for sufferers. Research stated that approximately 25% of Indian citizens suffer from migraine headaches and the symptoms are more prevalent in females than in males. Not all migraine victims encounter identical symptoms but they may include severe pain, painful or recurring thumping, sensitivity to light, sound and smell, nausea and vomiting, fatigue, loss of appetite, dimmed vision, dizziness, flashing lights, etc. Migraine symptoms disturb and cause extreme pain to an individual and make them immobilized for a few hours or in some cases, days. It creates severe distress and discomfort by affecting daily activities like work, school, or other duties. 

Treatment of migraines through allopathic medications is not successful enough or suitable for all people because these headaches may treat each individual with different symptoms. While some may be able to bear the symptoms with certain prescriptions, some others may need strong medications and painkillers along with side effects. In contrast to this, naturopathic doctors try to deal not only with the symptoms but also care to find the underlying root cause of such migraines. Healing is done using natural holistic approaches to alleviate pain.

Some of the Causes and Triggers of Migraine Headaches

  • Stress
  • Emotional anxiety
  • Infection post head injury
  • Eye strain
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Food allergies
  • Dehydration
  • Environmental exposures
  • Blood pressure issues
  • Drugs and Alcohol
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Food allergies
  • Nutritional deficiencies

Naturopathic Approaches to Managing Migraines

Proper food intake: Naturopathic doctors mostly suggest that sufferers hold to a balanced and nutritious diet. This custom clears the majority of health-related issues including migraines. One should be conscious of choosing a daily diet. Our regular foods should contain healthy options such as whole multi-grains like oats, barley, quinoa, green vegetables, low-fat dairy, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, brown rice and sweet potatoes. There are also certain foods that you need to avoid: cheesy foods, highly unsaturated fats, oily eatables, caffeine is present in almost each one of your favourite foods and beverages that should be avoided like tea, coffee, Chocolates, dark soft drinks. If you already suffer from a continuous migraine headache for a few hours, quickly omit the intake of caffeinated foods.

Higher water intake: Hydration is an essential step to recovering from migraine headaches. Plenty of water should be consumed daily i.e. at least 3-4 litres of water. There are also some liquids to avoid such as alcohol and caffeinated drinks because alcohol deteriorates the condition and increases the intensity of migraine.

Lavender Oil: Naturally produced Lavender oil is well-recognised for its healing quality and is the best medicine to cure migraine headaches. It is both affordable and can be used fearlessly as it is not said to have any side effects. It is important to apply the pure type of Lavender oil for the healing because the original plant extract only has therapeutic properties. Do not confuse it with Oils or perfumes scented with lavender. If you can sense a migraine headache initiating, immediately pour one drop of the purest form of lavender oil behind each ear to instantly produce a soothing effect.

Deduct unnecessary light/sound exposure: Migraine is mostly triggered by too noisy sounds or sharp light, so one needs to avoid both of them as much as possible. Attempt to remain away from straightforward sunlight when you face initiation of acute migraine problems. It would be best if you averted from bright and loud conditions for a few days consistently to deter the condition from getting exacerbated.

Acupuncture: Acupuncture is a healing method that originated in Chinese medicine. It encompasses the insertion of extremely narrow needles into strategic points on the body. It is absolutely not painful and has minimal risk of side effects. Acupuncture has been proved successful and is studied for its various benefits in treating headaches and various ailments.

Hydrotherapy: Dipping the feet in hot water for a few minutes will help to get instant relief from migraine headaches.

Though there are numerous treatments available for Migraine pains, one needs to visit and consult a Naturopath to obtain professional advice and a long-lasting cure here are Niraa.