The good news is that more than half of women report improvements in their migraines during pregnancy. Unfortunately, you won’t know if you are one of the lucky ones until you’re pregnant. Since migraine medication can be harmful to an unborn child, ideally it should be avoided in pregnancy. Yet, being without your migraine medications […]
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If you suffer with chronic migraines you don’t need me to tell you how vicious and soul destroying it can be. You might also have tried lots of different medications without much benefit but plenty of side effects. And you are thinking of giving natural solutions a try.
The good news is that there is plenty of scientific evidence that supplements and herbal remedies can help to reduce the frequency and severity of migraine attacks. I will be posting regularly on this topic so check back often to find my top tips for migraine prevention. Or, sign up to receive my blog posts direct to your inbox.
With migraines, as with many other conditions, it is important to consider the root cause of the problem rather than just treating the symptoms. A symptom diary can really help with this.
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Migraine headaches are a common, often chronic and recurring condition. Though I have only ever had one migraine headache myself, I remember how bad it felt and so I can understand how devastating recurring migraine headaches could be. In my post Can a leaky gut cause migraines? I discuss a possible link between gut health and […]
An equal number of boys and girls suffer with migraine headaches. This changes after puberty. With the ratio of women to men migraineurs increasing with age. So that in her 40s a woman is more than three times as likely to suffer with migraines. It seems a woman’s complex hormonal fluctuations may be an additional cause of […]
If you suffer with chronic migraines your doctor may offer you medication. The problem is the medication does not always help. Or, it may have side effects that prevent you from taking it. This post talks about some natural methods to reduce the frequency of migraines. Migraine headaches affect about 12% of people in […]
Migraine is a common and debilitating condition. There are many prescription and over the counter medications for migraine. Yet, migraineurs are often not satisfied with their use. Since they are sometimes not effective, or they may have undesirable side effects. So are there other options for migraine treatment? St. John’s wort has been used as […]
More than half of migraine sufferers have symptoms besides a headache. One of the most common is nausea or vomiting. In traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is often used to relieve migraine and nausea. An effective acupuncture point for this is Neiguan or pericardium 6 (P6). P6 is helpful for the relief of nausea due to many causes. […]
Medicines made from plant material have been in use for thousands of years. And, in many parts of the world herbal medicines are still the main source of medicine. Feverfew is a medicinal plant with a history of use for helping with fever, as its name suggests. It also has benefits for rheumatic conditions and […]
An estimated 15% of the population suffer from migraine headaches at least once. With more women than men affected. Those affected tend to need long term medication. But, prescribed medicines tend to be only partially effective, and have side effects. This leaves many people living with severe pain on a regular basis without hope of […]