Migraines are a very common complaint around the world. In fact, as many as 1 billion people worldwide suffer from migraines. Medical doctors and researchers are desperately searching for answers but are finding very few results. Their best guess is to try to alleviate the pain through the use of pharmaceuticals. However, more and more people are shying away from these drugs and their harmful side effects. The latest trend is to try to find a natural, drug-free way to help alleviate migraines.
Self Help Tips to Reduce Migraine Pain
Before trying the below suggestions, it is a good idea to make sure you really are suffering from migraines. There are other conditions which may have migraine pain as a symptom. The following suggestions may help to alleviate some of the pain of migraines.
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- Keep a migraine journal. In your journal, you should keep track of what you did just before a migraine hit. You may want to record foods you have eaten, activities you have taken part in, weather changes, and similar things. You may begin to see a pattern develop that will help you find out what your personal triggers are.
- Exercise. Staying on a regular exercise routine daily can help you mitigate migraine pain. If you focus on low-impact exercise and daily stretching, you might be surprised how much better you feel.
- Eat on a regular schedule. Do not skip meals as this leads to low blood sugar and can be a trigger for migraines. Drinking plenty of water and getting a good night’s rest can help as well.
Migraines and Upper Cervical Care
While the above suggestions can help, unless the underlying cause is addressed, migraines will continue to occur. Often migraines are due to a misaligned bone in the area of the upper neck. The C1 and C2 vertebrae are especially susceptible to misaligning. We use a gentle method to help realign these bones here at Balanced Living in Vancouver, Washington. By correcting the misalignment, the body can repair the damage done, and migraines may improve or go away completely.
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