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Natural Remedies for Preventing and Treating Migraines

Maribel Cordova-Ramirez - Friday, April 14, 2017

Suffering from unexplained headache pain? Many people look to natural remedies as a quick method of getting relief. For infrequent, short-term treatment of headaches, herbs, supplements and more can all be helpful – though none are as powerful as clinical treatment.

Natural Remedies for Headaches: What Really Works

Wondering how to get rid of a migraine? Consider these options next time you feel pain coming:

Magnesium

Magnesium is one of the most potent natural headache remedies because it helps to relax blood vessels. Magnesium is relatively difficult to find in the average diet, so many people take it as a supplement. Be sure to ask your doctor; large doses may have drug interactions.

Peppermint Oil

Peppermint produces a cooling effect when it is applied to the skin. It’s been shown to raise blood flow in the forehead and can reduce muscle contractions. This makes it especially good for tension headaches. Plus, it is easy to find and use.

Butterbur

Used promptly upon feeling the first symptoms, butterbur can help some migraine sufferers avoid episodes entirely. Taken consistently, it has the ability to reduce migraine attack frequency by nearly 50 percent over a period of months.

Cayenne Pepper

Capsaicin – the same thing that makes peppers hot – can help suppress the body’s inflammation reaction, a key part of what makes headaches so unpleasant. It can be applied topically to promote headache relief and muscle relaxation.

Flaxseed

Flaxseed is rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Although these acids are found in some foods, such as fish, it’s still easy to overlook them. Flaxseed can be effective for both headaches and migraine pain because the omega-3 fatty acids help regulate the body’s inflammation response.

Permanent Headache Relief Might Be Waiting at New Jersey Headache Institute

Natural remedies are convenient when you need immediate help. Still, they only mask headache symptoms. Over time, your body may become used to them; sooner or later, they might stop working. Before that happens, you should embark on more effective treatment.

At New Jersey Headache Institute, we help headache sufferers chart their course to a pain-free future. That starts by diagnosing the real cause of headaches – whether there’s a nutritional deficiency, problems with the head or neck, blood circulation issues or whatever else it may be.

Customized treatment based on the root cause is the permanent solution to headache pain.

To get started, contact us today.



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