5 Natural & Simple Ways to Stave off Migraines
Drink Coconut Water
Coconut water is not only hydrating and thirst quenching, it is also rich in electrolytes. Drinking coconut water can replenish essential minerals like Magnesium & Potassium – work together to keep the body in a safe and healthy. Potassium helps to regulate water balance between cells and body fluids. Magnesium helps to regulate muscle and nerve function, balance blood sugar levels and serves us in many other beneficial ways. Depending on your trigger, mine usually being dehydration – or too much sugar intake. The combination of these two in coconut water is a safe way to replenish low mineral levels.
Wear an Amethyst – Directly on the skin
Yes. I said it. Natural Quartz Crystals. Amethyst, renowned for massive healing properties – helps with sleep and insomnia, helps with focus and concentration, helps with intuition. Aside from all of this, the cool stone also helps to keep the body temperature regulated. Some people get migraines due to increased inflammation in the body, keeping cool will help reduce inflammation lowering your chances of aggravating a migraine. Along with other health benefits, crystals emit energy – passing all of the benefits to the body.
Cooling the skin – back of the neck, top of the head, on the forehead, upper back – all targeted areas of muscle deferring pain. A buildup of muscle tension can result in tension migraines. Place a cold gel pack wrapped in a cloth over areas that feel sore or tight. Your body has an unique gift of telling you where the pain starts if you tune in. Neck, back and shoulders seem to be the more tense areas of the body – due to our unavoidable computer posture. Listen in and start icing. Ice for 20 min max and give it a little rest before icing more.
One of the toughest things to do when a migraine is present is sleeping. It’s almost impossible to rest when we feel pain. Lavender oil (pure not fragrant oil) is extremely helpful to calm the energy – it is a sedative and very soothing. Dab some lavender on your chest & neck and float away into lala land. As a result of resting and calming therapeutic essence – the nervous system relaxes, helping to reduce tension in the muscles and nerves. Sometimes, all we need is sleep!
Cold Bath Dips!
I’ve suffered from Migraines since I was 12 and I had no idea this one would work until suddenly while taking a soothing bath I ran out of hot water. So I kept my body in the warm water and proceeded to wet my scalp and neck with cold water. The ice cold water helped to draw blood away from my head toward my feet. It worked like a charm! Alternatively, if you soak your feet in hot water while applying a cold pack on the back of your neck, this is also very effective.
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