Manage Migraine Headaches with natural remedies in Pakistan

Migraine Headaches

Migraine headaches are caused by the interplay of hormones, chemicals, and abnormal nerve stimulation at the base of the brain. Conditions like high blood pressure, low serotonin levels, hyper sensitivity to lights and sounds, reclusive nature are major causes of migraine headaches onset. Migraine headaches could have genetic origins as well. Migraine headaches meaning in Urdu is Shaqeeqa or Aadhay sar ka dard. So, our aim should be to prevent or delay the onset of migraine attacks through natural ways — as complete cure may not be possible.

Migraine headache symptoms usually appear with a dull headache, that slowly grows to a throbbing pain on one side of the skull. Nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, and belly pain appear when symptoms get worse.  Pale skin, fatigue, and dizziness with loss of appetite are also indications. Some migraine headache patients also feel hot or cold.

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This is my 10 migraine natural remedy item list that is guaranteed to prevent, reduce the intensity, and shorten a migraine headaches attack and it has scientific evidence to support it:-Bring about life style changes by going to bed, waking up at the same time every day. The body needs 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep to regulate Serotonin, the neurotransmitter. Try to catch the early light and perspire for 30 minutes for more Endorphin release. This would increase Dopamine and reduce Cortisol. Drink two glasses of warm lemon water first thing in the morning. Meditation, spiritual prayer, yoga would set the brain chemicals in motion and ready for the day. Don’t forget to clear out your bowel before leaving home for better Serotonin availability.

Have at least three meals every day at fixed intervals with leafy greens, Salmon fish, liver meat, lamb, Chicken, lean meat, whole grains, nuts, low-fat milk in your diet. What you want to have is naturally occurring Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Coenzyme CoQ10, Magnesium, Ginger, fish oil in your diet. The foods to avoid are salt, wine, Caffeine, Cheeses, nitrates, Mono Sodium Glutamate (MSG), processed foods, hormone content, so as not to trigger a biochemical tsunami. Riboflavin can get destroyed under sunlight and can also get absorbed in the cooking water, so keep the food as natural as possible.

Drink lots of water every day. That is 12 cups every day is the bare minimum. You’d want good digestion and nutrients or their chemicals timely reaching the brain.

Try to make your bedroom an ashram of peace, tranquility — complete with dim lights, soothing sounds, lavender smells, and fresh air. Calm your nerves inside this oasis, after it has been bashed by sensory overload.

Try to acclimatize before climbing altitude, changing time zones, experiencing new weathers, noises, and social settings.

Get your partner to massage the base of the skull, and shoulders from behind and also the temples on the side — to reach the nerve pressure points. While you are at it, do pinch the center of the forehead and the point between the eyes — to get to the sinus. Massage Oils like Lavender help reduce stress and peppermint oil regulates blood flow to the brain — the major causes of migraine.  A full body massage with these oils, turmeric, and baking soda will allow the skin to breathe better — helping reduce toxins.

Relax with a hot bath with lavender scent, apple cider vinegar to draw oil uric acid, and toxins.

If you feel the onset of a migraine, apply an ice pack at the bottom of the skull on the back of the neck.

Feverfew and white willow in combination help reduce the fever-like symptoms associated with Migraines. Butter bur, Gingko Balboa, Valerian Root can reduce some of the depression symptoms by boosting Dopamine.

Spend quality time with your partner — and that includes time in the sheets. It would do wonders with your body’s chemicals.

Migraines, as the sufferers of this debilitating condition, are called, are practically knocked out of function for the 4-72 hours, after the pain sets in. The trick is to get disciplined, focused and to treat your body as a temple.

The results and migraine relief will show up immediately with a more productive, happier, and engaged you!

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Post Script.

Migraine headache medicines are acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil & Motrin), naproxen sodium (Aleve).

Migraine headaches during pregnancy may be triggered due to hormonal changes, lack of sleep, temperature changes, fatigue, stress, skipped meals, and irregular biological cycle.

Migraine symptoms in Urdu are متلی ، الٹی ، پیٹ خراب ہونا سر میں درد اور پیٹ میں درد ظاہر ہوتا ہے جب علامات زیادہ خراب ہوجاتے ہیں۔ بھوک میں کمی کے ساتھ ہلکی جلد ، تھکاوٹ اور چکر آنا بھی اس کے اشارے ہیں۔ درد شقیقہ کے سردرد کے کچھ مریض گرم یا سردی بھی محسوس کرتے ہیں

Migraine headaches in children occur in 3% pre-school, up to 11% in elementary, up to 15% in high school children

Migraine headaches with aura happen to start with a flash of lights, blind spots, and tingling in the hands and feet.

Migraine headache areas are the forehead, temples, and back of the neck.

Migraine headache duration is anywhere between an hour to a week.

Some studies have shown dark sunglasses, with a clear glass of the correct lens, can reduce the onset of Migraines.

Sumatriptan injection shot is used for throbbing  migraine headaches

Migraine Headache cluster can sometimes happen on the same side of the skull like runny nose, red-eye, or sweating.

Caffeine in Coffee and tea has vasoconstriction properties that prevent dilation of the blood vessels, this helps reduce the intensity of headaches. 

In Chinese Migraine headaches are called 偏头痛 pian tuotong

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  1. Anonymous says:

    This post was really a tranquilizer for me. I am one of the sufferers of migraine.:)

    1. Thanks. We can help you more if you contact us

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