Treating Migraine With Ginger and Aromathrapy

Migraines are one of the most common ailments experienced by people. It is a neurological disorder wherein an afflicted individual goes through a severe head ache on either or both sides of the head, often spreading out from the eyes. A migraine is a severely immobilizing disorder as it can lead to acute pain, vomiting and queasiness. There are many cases in which the attacks are so severe that the individuals are unable to step out of the bed to perform their daily activities.

Thankfully there are a number of home remedies available to obtain relief from the pain brought on by migraine attacks. One home based option is to use a frozen towel. Wet a towel, squeeze it and keep it in the freezer for around 5 - 7 minutes. Now, take the frozen towel and keep it over your head and eyes. You will notice immediate relief from the severe pain. Another highly effective alternative is to opt for a good head/scalp massage. Lie down in a room that is dark and peaceful and without any environmental disturbances. Allow a massage expert to gently apply flowing strokes to your head and scalp to bring you relief from the pain. In the absence of a massage therapist, you may try massaging the head yourself. This can be done by massaging the scalp and head by rubbing the aching areas in gentle circular motions.

Aromatherapy has been found to be quite effective in relieving the painful symptoms of a migraine attack. In aromatherapy, the most regularly used essential oils used for providing relief from migraine attacks include lavender and peppermint. These essential oils are helpful in easing stress, tensions and migraines. Do bear in mind that not all individuals find relief from using aromatherapy. Ginger is one of the most effective solutions to ease pain caused during migraine attacks. It has a high content of anti inflammatory properties, which are beneficial in promoting blood circulation and relaxing the blood vessels. The consumption of fresh ginger or powdered ginger in a slightly cooked form can also prove to be advantageous in obtaining relief from pain caused due to migraine attack.

Always remember to drink lots of water. Keeping one's self well hydrated is believed to be one of the most effective home remedies for migraine attacks. There are many cases where headaches can begin due to severe dehydration and thus it is extremely critical to ensure that you drink sufficient amounts of water. Ideally, it is recommended that you drink about a liter of water daily.

Identify the reasons which are triggering your attacks. There are different triggers for different individuals. Some individuals are affected by a particular food where as others are affected by excessive stress. Determining your specific triggers will help you in preventing migraine attacks in the future.

answered by G M

Take dried ginger powder and mix with equal quantity of turmeric powder. Add milk to this mixture so that a tooth paste consistency paste results. Apply this paste on forehead, or on scalp if that area is bald. Wash with cold water after 30 minutes and take few deep breaths! 90% Migraines get at least relief to some extent by this remedy, while most of them vanish!

answered by S B

Most Migraine Patients I checked showed clear Misalignments in their cervical spine especially in the Atlas and C7. Other unbalanced areas in the rest of the Spine will also contribute.

On top of that at least 75% of the patients were dehydrated the do not drink enough clean, uncarbonated water.

All patients felt better after realignment therapy (Dorn Method), detox therapy (Liver Flush, Coffee enemas), and drinking minimum 2 Liter of water daily. Approx. 10% still had recuring migraines but much less frequent.

answered by T Z

Biofeedback is known to help with migraines. Hold a thermometer in your hand and try to consciously direct your blood flow to the hand, so as to raise the temperature.  With practise, people can learn to raise the temperature, effectively directing the extra blood flow from the head to the hand.  This provides relief from the migraine.

answered by S B

Search out a qualified craniosacral practitioner and try out a session or two. This powerful technique is very non-invasive and deeply therapeutic.

answered by Dr C M N

  • Aromatherpay: there are some aromas such as peppermint, sandalwood (my favorite), lavender, and eucalyptus that my help ease the pain.
  • Exercise: Regular exercise may help reduce the number of occurrences in some people
  • Walk: Taking a brisk walk may also help lessen pain in a few people.
  • Massage with Oil: Press on the base of your skull with your fingers, and slowly release.

answered by s m

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