Dealing with migraines is always a headache, whether your symptoms are limited to localized throbbing pain or include aura, nausea, and increased sensitivity. While medications are available to manage migraine headaches, if you want to take an all-natural route to treat your symptoms, you have options there as well. At BCS Medical, our healthcare team supports new and existing patients living with the threat of migraines. Our team takes a holistic and integrative approach to alleviating your pain. Here are some of the natural remedies we recommend you try instead of immediately reaching for drugs to tame your migraines.
Re-balance your life
Changes in sleep patterns, skipped meals, too much processed food, and too much physical exertion can all trigger migraine headaches. To reduce the frequency of your migraines, re-balance your approach to diet, exercise, and rest. You might find that your headaches lessen in duration, intensity, and frequency.
At BCS Medical, our healthcare professional can recommend nutrition therapy plans to help you identify and avoid trigger foods. We can also refer you for chiropractic treatments, and suggest corrective exercises to strengthen and release tension in your back, neck, and shoulders. With our support, you can potentially find the right routine to resolve your migraine problems for good.
Try alternative therapies
Several alternative therapies show promise for treating migraines. Essential oils, including lavender and peppermint, can be used in aromatherapy to reduce migraine severity in some people. Acupuncture can also be a helpful treatment of migraines, effectively stimulating biological pressure points to relieve pain for many patients.
You could also potentially find relief through the use of neck and shoulder massage, releasing tension and stress. If you’re looking for a cost-effective way to try massage at home, use a tennis ball to press along your back and shoulders.
Stress is another major migraine trigger. Work on reducing sources of stress in your daily life, if possible. However, if you can’t get rid of all of your stressors, you can also work on managing your stress more effectively.
Practices, like yoga or mindfulness, have been shown to aid many in successfully managing day-to-day stress and might be recommended for migraine sufferers. Simple stress-relieving habits, like journaling or using a stress ball, can also make a big difference. Talk to the BCS Medical team about the best ways to accommodate the unique stresses of your life.
To speak with a member of the BCS Medical team about your migraine pain, and start putting together your customized treatment plan, contact our Bryan, Texas offices today. You can book your initial consultation by giving us a call, or using the online scheduling tool.