Defeat Headaches and Migraines with Different Forms of Relief!
We’ve all had them- throbbing headaches that control your life until they are relieved. Migraines are even worse- distorting your vision, making you nauseous, and lasting for days at a time. What if you could bring relief to your aching head and reduce the length and pain involved? From medicine to massage, we show you how to bring an end to the suffering and get on with your healthy life!
Common Causes of Headaches
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Over the counter medicine may work just fine for minor headaches, but migraines are a whole different story.
Topamax, the prescription anti-seizure medication, can lessen the occurrence and unyielding pain of your migraine, but also comes with severe risks such as memory loss, difficulty speaking, and double vision.
Relpax is another medicine particularly for migraines and has less critical side effects than Topamax and works to relieve a migraine in a span of 30 minutes. Common side effects of Relpax include dizziness, nausea, fatigue, weakness, and pressure in the chest and throat and should not be taken by people with high blood pressure or heart disease.
Bio & Neuro Feedback
Biofeedback allows a practitioner to control the body’s functions with special equipment in order to bring relief to the pain of a migraine. Migraine sufferers undergo training for breathing techniques by using a monitor on the machine in order to relax and defeat their headache. The process takes place in a doctor’s office, but for a more frequent sufferer, home units may be purchased.
Neurofeedback is much like Biofeedback, but places more focus on the brain. Brain wave patterns are produced when you are ill. Neurofeedback corrects these patterns, retuning brain wave activity back to health.
Help manage your stress, and therefore your headaches, by relaxing yourself with yoga. The renewal of your mind and breathing techniques involved with yoga are sure to aid your fight against headaches and migraines. Click here to learn more about yoga.
Muscle tightness in your back, neck, and shoulders will definitely magnify a bad headache or migraine. Untie these knots with a nice relaxing massage and do away with the unwanted pain! Click here to learn more about Massage Therapy & Reflexology.
Many people are intimidated by Acupuncture, but there are incredible benefits to this practice. Thin needles are places into the body’s key meridians, relieving pain and unblocking the body’s natural flow of energy. Still nervous about acupuncture? Find comfort in the fact that most people say it’s virtually pain-free and definitely worth it! Cick here to learn more about Acupuncture.
Relax yourself with your sense of smell. Soothing scents like lavender and jasmine can take the edge off of headaches, while coriander and marjoram diminish the harsher pain of a migraine. Click here to learn more about what scents can alter your mood.
Herbs are a widely used natural way to diminish symptoms of many different ailments. Ginkgo Biloba, which also stimulates a better memory, can ease the excruciating pain of a migraine, as can passion flower and valerian.
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Article written by Sara Curry. Sara is a graduate of FIDM in Los Angeles and enjoys writing articles for Diva Village and assisting with fashion show production.