A migraine is a sharp pulsating and throbbing pain on a specific point on the head. It differs from a common headache in the sense that it can cause nausea, sensitivity to light, sound or even smell. The migraine can last from 4 hours to 72 hours continuously. The migraines manifest differently in people and this is why it has become difficult for researchers to find an effective cure that is specific to all. Migraines can be hereditary and mostly affect females. There have been numerous researches conducted to come up with cure for migraine. Below are some of the ways that may help to care for a migraine:
Acupuncture – This is an ancient Chinese traditional method that has been used for more than 2000 years to relieve pain. The method has been known to be effective in caring for a migraine by relieving pain on specific parts of the body using sharp thin needles. The needles are placed strategically on three parts, two on the head and one on the wrist. This procedure must be done by a qualified professional with enough knowledge on the topic. Acupuncture is being accepted into modern medicine as it has shown promising results.
Acupressure – This is another ancient method that is being used to care for migraines. Since migraine is triggered or mostly controlled by hormones, acupressure is a way of caring for migraines by applying pressure on specific points to trigger hormones that would help relax and relieve the pain. Acupressure is a way of massage that relaxes specific points and is being used as a modern method by neurologist to help care for migraines. This method is safe and has no known side effects.
Daith Piercing – The ear piercing for migraine everyone is talking about. This is another way to care for migraines that is widely being accepted for the promising results that are long term. Daith piercing involves the piercing of a specific point on the inner ear cartilage that is next to the skull. The piercing should be on the side that is mostly affected by the migraine and should be done by a professional or by a piercer directed by a neurologist. There are known risks to daith piercing and you should be aware of them all before you commit to this mode of treatment.
Learning biofeedback Treatments – This is a treatment that is used to control and care for migraines that set on slowly. A professional uses specialized equipment that is attached to your brain and monitors your stress triggers and how to control them. By learning how to control your stress and migraine triggers, you will be able to control the migraine within the first hours of onset and avoid complete migraine effect.
Use of Herbs – There are some herbs in the industry that are showing promising results in the care of a migraine. For example, the fever few herb, it helps reduce migraine severity and can also be used to prevent them. Use of herbs in food instead of seasoning or salt can help reduce migraines and also be a cure to some.
Different treatment methods work for different people and therefore you should try one that best suits you.