Nowadays, pretty much everyone gets headaches at one point or another. Some are worse than others, but most are a dull ache, and they're all caused by different things. But, they all have one very important thing in common: they hurt. Since there are so many different types of headaches, we are only going to focus on one type of severe headache in this article, the migraine headache. While there are prescriptions available to help with minor headaches, it is usually not worth all of the time or money it might take to get these prescriptions. So, we're going to look at some of the most effective home remedies for migraine headaches.
First of all, you have to determine if your migraine is sound sensitive or light sensitive Most of migraines are only light sensitive, but everyone experiences them differently. For example, I use to get sound sensitive migraines, then, later in life got light sensitive migraines. Once you figure out the sensitivity of your migraine, the first step is to change the environment to prevent your migraine from getting worse. This is pretty simple: if you're migraine is light sensitive, find someplace dark -- if you're migraine is sound sensitive, go someplace quiet. This may sound like common sense and almost not worth mentioning, but you'd be surprised at how many people don't seek out a quite and/or dark room when their migraine hits. Aside from that, it's also an important step in getting rid of your migraine quickly.
Once you've changed your environment to keep the migraine from getting worse, it's time to start aggressively treating it. The first thing that we're going to do is to try and get relaxed. Do whatever works best for you; meditate, deep breathing, aroma therapy, as well as anything else that helps you relax. The key here is to do whatever you can to relax, because over half of all migraines are caused by stress and tension. So, if your migraine is being caused by stress and tension then relaxing will help get rid of it. Additionally, if your migraine is caused by excessive muscular tension, relaxation will allow to muscles to 'unwind', thus relieving your headache pain.
Now that you're properly relaxed, ask yourself if you have a craving for anything. Cravings (during, before, or shortly after a migraine) frequently represent a deficiency of some nutrient, and are often the cause of migraines. For example, if you realize that you are craving a banana, it's entirely possible that your potassium levels are quite low. Believe it or not, some people get a craving for dirt & gravel, which is a sign that they may be lacking iron. This is the body's way of telling us that it isn't getting the vitamins and minerals that it needs, so if you have these persistent migraines and strange cravings you might want to try taking multi-vitamins in the morning. A cheap, daily multivitamin is not only one of the best home remedies for migraine headaches, its also a great preventative measures as well.
Before you start these treatments or any migraine treatments, you should probably go to the doctor if the headache pain continue for more than a day without a break. The reason for this is that if your migraines continue on too long without letting up or even getting worse, it could be a sign that you actually have a mild concussion. This is not something you should deal with at home and it can become very serious, even resulting in a coma, so make sure to get it checked out if you even suspect that it could be a concussion. Other than that, just try out these few simple home remedies for migraine headaches and see how they help!