Migraines can be crippling. They often leave you severely pained and unable to function. What’s more, they can last anywhere from four to 72 hours. We have good news for those who suffer. There are several natural migraine remedies that can make an incredible difference. And we’ve rounded up the most effective options. Here are four ways to treat your migraines so you can get back to living your best life.
Nutrition and exercise
Exercise can do wonders to help manage migraine pain. It can reduce stress, raise your endorphin levels, and help regulate sleep. All of which are common triggers for migraines.
Certain types of foods can also trigger migraines, including alcohol. It's important to make note of what foods exacerbate symptoms and to avoid or reduce them. You also don’t want to skip meals. Forgetting to eat breakfast or lunch can trigger migraine symptoms. Make sure you stick to a well-balanced diet (even on busy days).
Acupuncture can also be a great alternative treatment for migraines. It balances the energy among certain pressure points throughout the body. What does that mean exactly? Acupuncture replaces negative energy with positive energy which can bring immediate relief to your migraine.
Acupuncture is very common and safe. You don’t have to prep before treatment and you can go right back to normal activities when it’s over.
Supplements and herbs
Recent placebo-controlled trials have found that vitamins and supplements can, in fact, be quite effective in the treatment of migraine headaches. They’re also great if you’re looking for something that’s more natural, but still effective in treating your migraine headaches. Some supplements include magnesium, feverfew, coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), Riboflavin (vitamin B2), and Butterbur (Petasites hybridus).
Talk to us if you’re interested in supplements, to learn more about the specific benefits of each one.
Pain psychology is a therapy geared toward treating chronic pain. It’s believed that pain is both sensory and emotional. Pain psychology teaches you how to process pain. And how to regulate your thoughts and emotions, in response to pain.
Are your migraines brought on by depression or anxiety? Pain psychology is especially beneficial for treating stress-induced migraines.
How can you find relief from your migraines?
We at Alpenglow Pain & Wellness understand how frustrating migraines are. Which is why we'll work with you to create a plan that addresses your unique needs.
You don't have to suffer through frequent migraines anymore! Give us a call at 907-313-2976 or request an appointment with Dr. Nichelle Renk online.