15 Natural Ways to Stop Migraine Headaches (We Love #9)

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One of the most disabling medical problems in the world is a migraine headache. This unbearable throbbing pain in the head gets worse with movement or light. For some people it can last as long as 72 hours. Although the symptoms vary from person to person, most people experience some type of warning sign in advance such as flashes of light, increased sensitivity to even the lightest sound or light, nausea, vomiting, and tingling in the arms and legs. Other signs can occur days before a migraine including a stiff neck, frequent yawning, constipation, and food cravings.

Although 75 percent of all migraine sufferers have a family history of this painful problem. It is unknown if it is actually inherited or not. This complex condition is thought to be caused by changes of chemicals in the brain.

There are plenty of well-known triggers for migraines including low blood sugar, hormonal fluctuations, certain smells, bright or flashing lights, dehydration, stress, allergies, smoking and alcohol. Not all of these events will trigger a migraine in every person but almost everyone who suffers from migraines knows what their triggers are.

Unfortunately, there are no known cures for migraines. The good news is that there are plenty of natural remedies that will get you the relief that you are looking for.

If you or someone you love suffers from migraines, you will definitely want to keep reading to find out the best ways to naturally stop migraine pain.


1.  Fatty Fish

Believe it or not, migraine relief might be as close as your next fish dinner. Some studies have shown that eating fatty fish such as tuna, sardines, salmon, trout, and anchovies at least three times a week can increase your omega-3 fatty acid intake and lower your risk of developing a migraine.


2. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has plenty of health benefits to offer including detoxification, the regulation of blood pressure, encouraging weight loss, and reducing the frequency of migraine headaches. If you are not used to taking apple cider vinegar, begin by consuming one teaspoon each day and gradually increase this amount until you are consuming one tablespoon. Add your apple cider vinegar to a glass of water and a bit of honey to make it more palatable.  Drink this daily. If you feel a migraine coming on, you can always drink another glass to help reduce the pain.


3. CoQ10

The medical journal Cephalalgia Arch published a study which showed that the coenzyme Q10, often referred to as simply CoQ10, was an effective remedy for the prevention of migraine headaches. Perhaps the best part of this study was that there appeared to be absolutely no side effects. Take according to directions.

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