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6 natural remedies to fight migraines

by Nathan L Williams

1-Raw onion and potato:

Here’s grandma’s remedy par excellence: put a raw potato and onion on your forehead at the first sign of symptoms.

The only constraint: peel and slice the vegetables into rings.

2-Chewing a pencil:

Jane Leonard, director of a clinic in London, discovered this surprising trick: chewing a pencil would chase away the migraine.

According to the British woman, chewing would work the muscles and temporomandibular joints (TMJs), which have the unfortunate habit of contracting under stress, causing migraines.

3-Ginger tea:

A migraine attack can cause various ailments such as nausea or dizziness. This is why the consumption of ginger, a food known for its anti-inflammatory, anti-nausea and anti-pain properties, is recommended.

Consume it in the form of herbal tea by grating a small piece and letting it infuse in hot water.

4-Massages on the temples and forehead:

A massage of the temples and forehead can relieve a migraine, provided it is performed at the first symptoms.

Apply a small amount of tiger balm or peppermint essential oil to your forehead and temples and massage in small circular motions.

5-Sophrology exercises:

Migraine is often caused by stress and anxiety. Therefore, it is essential that you learn to relax. To do so, start using sophrology!

You can do breathing exercises at home. For example, try to breathe in through your nose, then block your breathing for a few seconds and finally blow gently through your mouth: relaxation guaranteed!

6-Fostering a healthier environment:

If you spend part of your day – at work, for example – in a microscopic room, with poor lighting, increased exposure to screens and inability to open windows, chances are that you will suffer more easily from migraines.

To limit the risk of migraines, make sure you create a favourable environment: at best change rooms, at worst install a filter on your computer screen and lighting with a less aggressive light.

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