“Migraine is more than a headache” is something that is newly being advocated through the migraine community. It’s an unfortunate stigma that a migraine is a bad headache when people experience debilitating symptoms such as dizziness, brain fog, light sensitivity, sound sensitivity, vertigo, nausea, aura, eye floaters, muscle and head pain and so on. Migraine is a disease and thus, should be recognized as one, which is why specialists are dedicated to providing various medicinal treatment options.
However, while medications are a great solution for a lot of people, we realize that finding natural treatments are a better option for others. Of course, you should always talk with your doctors around what’s best for you, but we wanted to provide a list of natural treatments for your various symptoms.
Light Sensitivity/Eye Floaters: Migraine Shields
We’re in the business of reducing light sensitivity for those who experience migraine. At Migraine Shields we know how fluorescent and blue light can trigger an attack or exasperate one you might already be undergoing.
By wearing our glasses, you will experience immediate relief. Our “Episodic Lens” is perfect for a migraine attack and anyone experiencing chronic migraine symptoms. The “Everyday lens” is a great option when you are looking for a preventive measure.
Brain Fog/Aura: Magnesium
A lot of migraine warriors discuss the effects of the supplement magnesium when it comes to their treatment plans. According to the American Migraine Foundation, the strongest evidence for magnesium’s effectiveness is in patients who have, or have had, aura with their migraines. It is believed magnesium may prevent the wave of brain signaling, called cortical spreading depression, which produces the visual and sensory changes that are the common forms of aura.
Cognitive function can also be a symptom of migraine and advocates in the community such as The Dizzy Cook swear by other forms of Magnesium that can help with brain fog.
Nausea: Motion Sickness Bands
Nausea is another brutal symptom of migraine that can knock someone down. While there are a lot of nausea medications, a natural way to combat it might be in the form of a motion sickness bracelet or bands. These bands have a plastic stud attached to the inside that applies pressure by the use of acupressure to relieve nausea and vomiting. Most can be found at your local drug store.
Dizziness/Vertigo: Ginger Tea/Supplements
People who experience Migraine Associated Vertigo or Vestibular Migraine know all too well that dizziness can be their worst symptom. And while Ginger supplements or teas might not be the treatment to cure their dizziness, it can help. Research published in the Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science finds ginger root can reduce the effects of vertigo
There are supplements that are on the market, or you could always try steeping ginger root in hot water.
Sound Sensitivity: Ear Plugs
Sound sensitivity is yet another debilitating symptom that people with migraine experience. Similar to light sensitivity, when someone is having an attack, sound can make a person want to shrivel up in a corner. Ear plugs can be a great alternative or rescue treatment to have in your bag when you’re out running errands and a migraine strikes.
We hope this list helps you when it comes to finding a natural treatment to combat your migraine symptoms. Who knows, by adding a few from this list to your doctor’s plan might be the plan that you need to get through your next attack!