Natural Methods That May Help Reduce Pain Associated With Migraines

If you have been suffering from migraines daily, due to stress associated with your personal life and lack of sleep, try the following natural methods to reduce pain so that you feel like yourself again.

Acupressure And Acupuncture

Specific pressure points in the head region can be massaged in order to relieve tension associated with migraines. Press the tips of your fingers into the central region between your eyes, across your forehead, and along the back of your neck. Gently knead each area as you apply consistent pressure to your skin's exterior. You may feel discomfort lessening once you treat each area for several minutes.

Acupuncture involves the insertion of long needles in various parts of the body, It is an alternative form of medicine that has been used for thousands of years. Meet with a local acupuncturist, such as those found at Health Atlast Fountain Valley, to discuss the pain you are experiencing. They will describe how acupuncture will be performed and will make sure that you are comfortable before each treatment session. If you are pleased with the results that you receive, schedule an appointment with an acupuncturist whenever you experience debilitating pain and are having difficulty coping on a regular basis.

Eye Mask While Lying Down In A Cool Room

Purchase a gel mask that is designed to surround your eyes and forehead. Place the mask in a freezer for a while before using it. Lie down in a cool, dark room on a comfortable bed or recliner. Put the mask on and lie back. The cool temperature that the mask emits will reduce swelling in your head and constrict blood vessels, resulting in less pain. The soothing comfort that you experience may help you forget about the migraine or eliminate it altogether. Refreeze the pack as needed.

Caffeinated Herbal Tea Or Herbal Cream

Relax in a bath full of water while sipping on a cup of caffeinated herbal tea. Caffeine naturally alleviates pain and will not make you feel jittery as long as it is taken in low dosages. Many herbal tea varieties are known for their pain-relieving properties. Once your bath is over, lightly massage a thin layer of herbal cream into the portions of your head that are still bothering you. 

Use any of these pain-relief methods, as well as consult with your physician and follow their advice, in order to eliminate migraines or drastically reduce the amount of pain that you experience with each one.