This section is dedicated to holistic products and therapies that have been known to help alleviate the symptoms of migraines with varying degrees of success. Medical and FDA Disclaimers Below.
“Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.” -Walter Elliot
Other Therapies to Try
Supplements and Vitamins:
Well known supplement for Migraine. Said to reduce Migraines including sensory symptoms.
For migraines. Butterbur is a bush. The leaves have been used for migraines, pain, anxiety, cough, fever, gut health, wound healing, allergies, allergic skin reactions, and asthma.
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Well known for pain.
Well known for Pain and relaxation.
B2, used as a migraine preventative.
(A complex B vitamin is recommended by many sufferers. )
Brain Function Vitamin
Omega 3’s / Flaxseed Oil
For anti-inflammatory properties.
Tiger Balm Red, or White:
Topical balm, Camphor and Menthol, easily found at most of your typical phamacy locations.
More info on Tiger Balm
Topical balm, spray, or roll-on. Menthol and a bunch of other topical pain relieving ingredients.
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As a Rub:
Smelling or Vaporizing:
LOTS More information on Oils:
If light is a trigger:
Consider your window treatments:
Shades or Shears
consider black-out curtains, they are easy to find in department stores, as well as Target and Walmart.
consider an INdoor and OUTdoor pair
Consider a Sleep Mask.
If odors are a trigger:
Consider deodorizers in your home:
Consider an air purification fan. Or try a Himalayan Salt Lamp, proven to deodorize a room. (Get one with a dimmer switch, so you can control the light level on your more difficult days.)
If noise is a trigger:
Consider Ear Plugs
Consider a white noise machine
A white noise machine helps to sooth the listener with various sounds such as white or pink static noises, or sounds such as rain or the ocean. Furthermore, it helps to block out intermittent noises that happen during the night for a more restful night sleep.
More information on what is a white noise machine:
To see if a noise machine helps, start by trying it out on your preexisting device like a cell phone or tablet. Find a white noise app for your device, or go to You Tube to find noises to try out. Remember to give yourself some time to acclimate to the sounds.
You Tube, White noise search:
You Tube, Ocean waves for 8 hours.
Amazon.com, White noise machine search:
Other Therapies to Try:
Ice Cap for the head.
A hat or head band that holds ice packs. Optionally it can hold hot packs. Consider adding essential oils too!
Amazon Ice Cap Search:
Please search for a licensed acupuncturist.
More information on Acupuncture for Migraine:
Hypnotherapy for Migraine
Search for a certified hypnotherapist.
More info on Hypnotherapy for Migraine:
An “acupuncture piercing” through the innermost cartilage-fold of the ear; known to help with migraine pain.
Foods to limit or eliminate:
(Note: consider starting a food diary to track which foods are effecting you negatively)
Even Caffeine free can be a problem.
Try white chocolate.
The older more processed the worse it is.
Beware of Nitrates. i.e. log meats (pepperoni and sausage), lunch meats, canned, smoked, etc.
Less than one day old the worst.
Sweet n low, Splenda etc.
For a more detailed List of foods to avoid, and more on Migraines, check out our Recommended Reading Below!
“Heal Your Headache: The 1 2 3 Program for Taking Charge of Your Pain.” -by David Buchholz, M.D. (of the John’s Hopkins University School of Medicine)
More Holistic Reading Material with more on Pain and Headaches:
Holistic / Alternative Medicine Recommended Reading
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Medical and FDA Disclaimers:
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