|Rosemary oil stimulates blood flow.|
Most of the time, migraines are triggered by something. If you can find out what is causing your headaches, you can potentially eliminate that trigger from your life. Sometimes it’s food: sharp cheeses, alcoholic beverages, caffeine, and even grapefruit can trigger a migraine.
If you suspect your trigger might be some type of food or drink, go on an elimination diet for two weeks. During this time, remove all common food allergies (gluten, dairy, citrus, peanuts, caffeine, sugar, and soy), then slowly reintroduce them once your two weeks are up. If you display signs of a food allergy, you may have found your culprit.
Sitting up straight has personally been my biggest obstacle in overcoming migraines. I slouched until I was about fifteen, when I realized it was giving me some serious grief. Poor posture can torque your neck, shoulder, and back muscles, causing tension and potentially migraines. This is why my preferred therapy is massage therapy, and sitting up straight is my preferred remedy!
|Good posture can help prevent migraines.|
Herbal medicines like feverfew can also help with migraine attacks, decreasing their frequency and intensity. Butterbur is also another herb that can relax blood vessels in the brain and prevent migraines. Rosemary oil stimulates blood flow and can help remedy migraines, too.
Coq10, or Coenzyme Q10 has been found to reduce migraine attacks and resulting nausea from migraines. It’s also a natural energy booster and can also be good for the heart, blood sugar balance, the nervous system, cholesterol management, and blood pressure in individuals with diabetes.