6 natural remedies to reduce migraine symptoms

People with migraine know that they’re not just headaches. Migraine attacks can not only make things difficult but almost impossible to do. With that pain, nausea and sensitivity to light and sound making it worse, you’ll definitely do anything to make it stop. So why not try out these home remedies and reduce the symptoms of migraine naturally

Watch what you eat

People with migraine observe that certain foods can trigger them and lead to th attack. The foods that most commonly trigger migraine include chocolate, wine, caffeinated beverages and processed foods. Keep a journal of the foods that may be triggering you and avoid them as a future preventive method for migraine.

Lavender oil for relief

Essential oils have anti-inflammatory properties and help you in relaxing. Lavender oil in particular, helps reduce stress, anxiety and headaches. Try inhaling or applying lavender oil when you’re having an attack to reduce the symptoms and get faster relief.

Ginger to the rescue

Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties and is also compared with the popular drug, sumatriptan’s which is commonly used for migraines. Try this natural remedy for instant relief by using dried ginger powder or even make a tea out of it.

Peppermint oil for massage

The menthol in peppermint oil can not only relieve the symptoms but also help in avoiding the attack. Apply some of this oil on your forehead and temples when you sense an attack coming on to lower the intensity if not full on avoid it.

Yoga for the relaxation

Yoga is practiced for its relaxing effects. It not only helps regulate the blood flow but also relieves muscular tension. thereby reducing the frequency of attacks. Practice this regularly if you suffer from migraine to reduce the attacks and keep yourself relaxed.

Acupressure

Acupressure is a technique of applying pressure to certain areas on the body. It helps in releasing the muscle tension. Apply firm circular pressure to the LI-4 point, which is the space between the base of the left thumb and pointer finger for 5 minutes to relieve the migraine pain.

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