Cause of Migrane!
April 27, 2009
Anyone who has experienced a migraine will know that it is more than a severe headache. Migraines generally involve acute pains , often over on eye, and perhaps disturbed vision or flashing lights. There may also be nausea or vomiting and sensitivity to bright light.
A migrane can be triggered by all sorts of factors, such as hormone changes, stress, stuffy atmospheres, noises, smells and certain foods are well- known triggers. Repeated attacks call for professional help; self-help treatment should be largely used as preventive measures.
Treatment for Migranes
1. Herbalism Catching the migraine early gives the best chance success. Choose from the following:
a. Chamomile (chamomilla recutita) : for dull, throbbing headache with a feeling a queasiness- add a little Ginger (Zigiber officinalis) to relieve more serve nausea.
b. Feverfew (Chrysanthemum parthenium) : an excellent remedy taken daily to prevent the ‘cold’ type of migraine, where there is a sense of a tight band around the head. This is widely available in tablet form as well.
c. Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) : good where stress is a trigger for migraines, and where local warmth gives relief.
Peppermint or Lavendar can be used. For ‘cold’ type of migraine, ahot compress on the forhead or back of the neck may help , using Marjoram.
Diet needs to be looked at carefully; try to avoid tea, coffee, alcohol especially red wine, red meat, cheese, chocolate, tomatoes and eggs. Eat plenty of fresh, raw salads and drink lots of fluids, as dehydration can be factor. Try taking a vitamin B supplement daily and see if this helps to reduce attacks. In between attacks, exercises to relive tension in the neck and shoulders can be useful, and also massage of these areas.