Migraine: The top remedies to solve the problem
A sudden headache is terrible. But migraine? Its more severe and painful. Migraines are severe, recurring, and painful headaches. One can identify a migraine when symptoms like grinding headache, nausea, fatigue and dizziness, loss of appetite, or pale skin are seen. Hormonal changes, stress, anxiety, depression, insufficient sleep, overconsumption of alcohol or caffeine are some common triggers to this condition. Moreover, these can occur at any time and last for a few hours or even multiple days. Therefore, getting rid of migraine has been regarded as top priority by many doctors. Also, there are several home therapies and remedies that can help in decreasing it significantly.
Some of the treatments such as
- Drinking enough water
- Cold or Warm compress
- Herbal tea
- Vitamin tablets or common medicine like paracetamol and more are fairly common. These treatments can give one a temporary alleviation, but there are some permanent ways to get relieved from this psychosomatic health problem.
Sleep and hydrate
Maintaining a regular sleep cycle even during weekends, goes a long way in reducing frequent migraine aches. A good sleep cycle along with staying hydrated during the day is an effective way to keep those constant headaches at bay. Even a minor dehydration can act as a trigger. Health professionals recommend an additional six cups of water on top of the everyday intake.
According to a study conducted in 2014, two groups of people with different migraine remedies were analysed. One of the groups approached conventional migraine treatments along with regular yoga sessions whilst the other group relied more on medication. It was observed that people who participated in regular yoga practices seemed to have witnessed a substantial improvement in the condition when compared to the other group. In fact, they experienced greater relief as basic stretching and breathing exercises allowed an improved blood flow and reduced muscle tension.
Research suggests neurofeedback can certainly help to reduce the severity and frequency of migraine headaches. Neurofeedback works with the dysfunctions in the nervous system, as it works directly with increasing the excitability of the cerebral nervous system. This results in reduced headaches and great improvements in symptoms associated with migraine.
Biofeedback therapy can be used to enable the release and relaxation of tight muscles in the brain. With sustained practice and training, neurofeedback gives real-time results into a small machine about the muscle tensions and guides the users to release the pressured areas better. To relax the muscle tension, the sensors are placed on forehead, jawline and shoulder muscles to target triggering areas. This whole process eventually reduces the intensity and frequency of migraine, which is the primary goal!
Drinking water regularly or taking a pill of paracetamol can help alleviate acute headaches. However, if the frequency of these headaches increases and the temporary solutions aren’t helping, investing in brain training can prove to be a long-term solution. For more information on neurofeedback sessions, contact us at +971 4 589 6983.
Dr. Upasana Gala is the founder and CEO of Evolve Brain Training, a Neurofeedback centered institute that focuses on using non-invasive brain training techniques to maximize the brain's true potential.