Migraine & Headache
Natures Healthbox offer a wide range of natural products to help ease the pain of migraines and headaches. Although over-the-counter medicines, such as aspirin or ibuprofen, may work well to stop most types of headache pain, they can be relatively ineffective when it comes to a migraine. Natural remedies for migraine and/or headache pain relief may be a suitable alternative, as they have recognised pain-killing properties
How is a migraine different from a headache?
A migraine & headache can be differentiated by the types of head pain a person is experiencing at the time. Migraines will typically affect only one side of the head and can be moderate to severe in pain. In most cases, a migraine will cause such fierce pain and throbbing that every day tasks can become difficult to perform. Migraine sufferers may experience an 'aura' sensation approximately 30 minutes before an attack, and during an attack further symptoms may include a temporary loss of vision, nausea or a sensitivity to light & sound. Headaches usually occur on both sides of the head and pain may vary from mild to severe. A headache can last anywhere from 20 minutes to a week, and tend to affect the temples, forehead or back of the neck. Most headaches can be attributed to Stress, Anxiety or muscle strain.
What foods can trigger migraines?
It is said that eggs, tomatoes, pasta, Bread, onions, dairy products, and citrus fruits may all trigger a migraine.
Does drinking water help migraines?
Yes! As well all know Mineral Water is important for your overall health, but when it comes to a migraine, it's especially important. In fact some medical studies suggest that when a subject increased 1.5 litters to their regular daily intake, they got fewer headaches and had less pain.
How can I naturally cure a migraine?
The nutritional powerhouse properties of Apple Cider Vinegar make it the perfect way to reduce migraine pain, when consumed daily, while Ginger Tea may help to relieve the related symptoms of nausea. The antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties of Peppermint make this fresh Herb an ideal choice for soothing headche pain, and even a cup of Coffee may prove beneficial as it contains caffiene that blocks certain pain receptors (please note: too much caffiene may cause further headache pain, so caution is advised).