Natural migraine solutions

Posted on: September 19th, 2022

“10 Natural Ways to Reduce Migraine Symptoms” – Annette McDermott (Feb. 13, 2020, Healthline)

• Acupressure, which is the practice of relieving pain by applying pressure with hands and fingers, can heal people with chronic headaches
• Ginger power effectively decreases migraine severity and duration
• Lavender oil gives faster relief from migraine attack
• Chemical menthol in peppermint oil reduces migraine-associated pain, nausea, and light sensitivity
• Avoid diets that include chocolate, alcohol, ice cream, dried fruits and MSG
• Add magnesium to your diet


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Maghbooli, Mehdi et al. “Comparison between the efficacy of ginger and sumatriptan in the ablative treatment of the common migraine.” Phytotherapy research : PTR vol. 28,3 (2014): 412-5. doi:10.1002/ptr.4996

Sasannejad, Payam, et al. “Lavender Essential Oil in the Treatment of Migraine Headache: A Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial.” European Neurology, vol. 67, no. 5, Karger Publishers, 2012, pp. 288–91., doi:10.1159/000335249

Borhani Haghighi, A et al. “Cutaneous application of menthol 10% solution as an abortive treatment of migraine without aura: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossed-over study.” International journal of clinical practice vol. 64,4 (2010): 451-6. doi:10.1111/j.1742-1241.2009.02215.x

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