Any migraine sufferer knows how debilitating migraines can be! They are far more severe than regular headaches, and often accompanied by vision loss or “pins and needles” feeling.
The most common drug used for this purpose is Excedrin, which was recently recalled by Big Pharma. While it relieves pain faster than any natural remedy, it comes with a wide range of side effects.
4 Major Types of Headaches
1. Tension Headaches
Tension headache is the most common type of headache that people deal with. It is described as a dull sensation which covers the whole head. While it isn’t a throbbing type of pain, the forehead, scalp, head, and neck feel very sensitive and tender.
2. Cluster Headaches
Cluster headaches are described as the most excruciating type of headache, characterized by severe burning sensation and symptoms like swelling, sweating, and redness and flushing.
3. Sinus Headaches
Sinus headaches are result of sinus infection or an allergic reaction. They are localized around the sinus area and are likely to spread to the front of the head.
4. Migraine Headaches
Migraine headache is described as throbbing or pulsing within the head, accompanied by sound sensitivity, light sensitivity, vomiting, and nausea.
Other types of headaches:
- Post-traumatic headaches
- Exertion headaches
- Caffeine headaches
- Hormone headaches
- Rebound headaches
- Hypertension headaches
5 Safe Natural Alternatives to Ease Migraines
You can either eat it raw or make a tincture. What makes it so effective at relieving migraines it is chemical called parthenolide, which has been proven to work for this purpose. You can buy feverfew in tincture, tablet or tea form.
Butterbur works by lowering inflammation and stabilizing blood flow to the brain. It regulates blood pressure and prevents spasms in the capillaries as well. If you opt for this remedy, make sure it’s labeled PA (pyrrolizidine alkaloids) free.
3. Ginger, Peppermint and Cayenne
The combination of these herbs is an effective natural pain relieving trio. Combine a little piece of fresh ginger, a teaspoon of dried peppermint, and a pinch of cayenne pepper. Add the mixture to two cups of boiling water, steep for a few minutes, strain and serve.
4. Lavender Essential Oil
It has been scientifically shown that lavender lowers the inflammation that occurs in blood vessels during a migraine. It is also known for its sedative, nerve calming, pain-relieving and analgesic properties.
Magnesium is responsible for more than 300 cellular metabolic processes in the body! It has a direct effect on the nervous system, cardiovascular health, and muscle tissue. Many people worldwide are magnesium deficient, which is very bad! It has been scientifically shown that regular consumption of magnesium supplements reduces the frequency of migraines by 42%, compared to 16% in patients given a placebo pill. Magnesium can be taken orally, sprayed, or rubbed on the skin.