Natural help for migraines
Millions of Germans suffer from migraines. The violent headache is triggered, among other things, by various triggers such as stress, pronounced emotions or overexertion. The weather can also have an impact. Affected people often take painkillers. But there are also natural remedies that can help with migraines.
Every tenth German affected
Almost every tenth German suffers from migraines. Those affected can literally be put out of action by the disease. Throbbing, pounding and one-sided headaches are typical. Other complaints such as nausea and vomiting, dizziness and loss of appetite are often added. In addition, many of those affected are sensitive to noise and light. The complaints are often treated with medication. But sometimes natural methods can help. Nutrition plays an important role here.
People with migraines need carbohydrates
Eating low carbohydrates is a particularly popular method to help you lose weight, but it is not recommended for people with migraines.
On the contrary: According to doctors, migraine sufferers should consume carbohydrates regularly to reduce their symptoms.
Because your brain processes information very intensively and very quickly and therefore has a higher energy requirement.
Pain patients can improve their general well-being through a high-fiber diet. Vegetables and fruits are particularly rich in fiber. However, it should not be pureed, but fresh.
Sudden change in the normal rhythm of life
There are various factors (triggers) that can trigger migraines. It is known that sudden stress, hormonal changes, pronounced emotions or overexertion and exhaustion can lead to the symptoms.
"It turns out that the common denominator of all trigger factors is a sudden change in the normal rhythm of life," says the website of the Pain Clinic Kiel.
And further: "Which factors, by which mechanisms and circumstances bring about this change seems to be of less importance."
Experts advise sufferers not to take medication too quickly. Because migraine painkillers taken in the long term lead to more seizures. Such drugs should be taken a maximum of ten days a month.
Reduce complaints naturally
Many patients can also manage their symptoms with home remedies for migraines.
Among other things, it is recommended to withdraw into a quiet, darkened room in the event of pain attacks in order to shield yourself from external stimuli.
Gentle massages with peppermint oil on the temples and forehead can also help. A cooling cloth on the forehead can also provide relief.
Also recommended: relaxation exercises such as autogenic training, yoga or tai chi.
Many sufferers also report the positive effects of methods such as acupressure or acupuncture. "However, the therapeutic effect of unconventional procedures cannot be calculated because there are no adequate scientific studies," writes the Pain Clinic in Kiel.
Basically, you should pay attention to a regular daily routine, enough sleep, sufficient exercise and a balanced diet. (ad)