Migraine statistics are eye-opening. Globally, over one billion people are living with migraine. Overwhelmingly, those with migraine have not been properly diagnosed or treated. This leaves most people searching for effective relief with little to no negative side effects. Maybe you are looking to avoid taking a prescribed medication? Or, you might be frustrated that you aren’t getting enough relief from your current prescription or over-the-counter remedy? Can melatonin treat and prevent migraine? Could melatonin be the answer for you?
When it comes to migraine, we are so focused on figuring out our bedeviling culprits. Food triggers are often tricky and can turn into an obsession for some. So, the recent study about fish oil and migraine was welcomed news as the focus shifted in a wonderful way. Instead of telling us about what foods we should avoid, it informed us about what we probably should eat to help minimize the frequency and intensity of migraine episodes.
Vitamin D has been getting a lot of attention over the past few years. This is because much of the general public is low in this important nutrient. But what about those of us with primary headache disorders? Can low Vitamin D cause headaches (tension-type headaches)? We all know that migraine is more than a headache. But what evidence is there about the relationship between Vitamin D and migraine? According to an observational study, approximately 42% of people with chronic migraine were considered deficient in Vitamin D. What's also eye-opening was that the longer the person was chronic, the more likely they were to be low.
Reaching for either hot or cold for an attack is high on the list of relief options for those with migraine. It has the added benefit of also being very inexpensive. Using either of these strategies at the beginning of an attack can help reduce our need for medications.
Ahh…that post-yoga high. You feel a deep sense of calm after practicing yoga for migraine. Your neck feels more relaxed. Even the pain in your head feels less intense compared to when you first started your practice. Life feels more manageable all of a sudden. That nervous anxiety you felt just twenty minutes ago has been replaced by a sense of profound peace. You feel empowered to manage your life with migraine with the power of yoga.
The benefits of turmeric are often praised for its potent anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, cancer and pain fighting properties. But, what about turmeric for migraines? Migraine disease is largely genetic and is not often connected with inflammation. But, there is increasing interest in the area and a bit of emerging research that points to a neurogenic inflammatory response during attacks. So it makes sense that treating the neuroinflammatory response may prove to be a benefit in managing migraine. (1.) Stay with me to learn more about turmeric for migraines. I hope it helps you decide if it’s a good treatment strategy option for you.
Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy is a form of physical therapy aimed at reducing symptoms of dizziness, vertigo, and lightheadedness in those who have vestibular dysfunction. Those with Vestibular Migraine, a very common vestibular diagnosis, are some of the many people who benefit from VRT.
Essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts made from any part of a plant including leaves, stems, bark, roots and rinds. Makers use many different methods such as cold pressing and steam distillation to reduce them to concentrated oils that capture their scent. The benefits of these plant essences include congestion relief, pain reduction, feelings of wellness, relaxation and more. This guide will not promise you a magic cure to your migraine disease by using essential oils for headaches. Instead, it will show you the very useful place they hold in our migraine relief tool kits. While they can’t control our disease, they can help to ease the symptoms of…
OK, I know what you’re thinking…tea for migraine? Insert eye roll right? But hear me out here. I do understand the seriousness of our neurological disease. After spending MANY months housebound due to the ongoing dizziness caused by vestibular migraine, I understand how debilitating it can be as well. So I am not touting tea for migraine as our miracle cure. Tea is not going to magically make your neurological disease go away, but it can help ease some of its symptoms.
Anyone in the know about migraine knows about the migraine and magnesium connection. But, when you see a neurologist or headache specialist, the doctors may not lead with specific information on magnesium for migraine.