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Oct 22, 2014

Homeopathy for migraine headache relief

It is possible to relieve headache pain and migraine symptoms without relying on prescription drugs or over-the-counter pain relievers.

Headaches, including migraines, are as unique as the individuals who suffer from them. They have different triggers and they respond to a variety of remedies.

Get emergency help immediately if the headache is the result of
• An accident or injury to the head or neck, especially if the patient is confused and nauseous
• A possible heart attack or stroke—for example, the headache is sudden and intense, pain radiates down the arm or across the chest, dizziness or nausea are present, speech changes, or any muscle group in the body is affected
• An untreated infection, signaled by a high fever plus headache

If you are concerned about recurring headaches that are not caused by a life-threatening condition, homeopathy is an excellent choice because
• Your homeopath’s goal is long-term health for your whole body—physically and emotionally
• Homeopathic remedies are always tailored to your individual symptoms and condition
• There are many possible homeopathic remedies for headaches, not a one-size-fits-all solution that may or may not work for you
• Much like an OTC medicine, a homeopathic medicine may need to be taken every 2-4 hours in acute states but a homeopathic treatment can have long-lasting effects, won’t result in rebound headaches, and may take away the problem for good
• The cost of homeopathy is minimal, especially when compared to the cost of prescription drugs specifically used to treat migraine headaches

Natural and homeopathic remedies for headaches include
Aconite or Ignatia for the headband-of-pain tension headache; the former is associated with palpitations and anxiety; the latter can be the result of grief or emotional intensity
Arnica for an aching, bruised feeling wherever headache symptoms appear—forehead, neck, or jaw—and also to prevent bruising from injuries to the head or neck
Apis for a headache with stabbing pain; often associated with puffiness of the face and improvement from cold compresses
Hypericum for weather-related headaches
Iris or Sanguinaria for right-sided migraine; Thuja for migraine predominantly on left side of head
Lycopodium for migraine with dizziness and nausea
Nux for background headache that leaves one feeling dizzy and irritable
Pulsatilla for PMS headaches
Ruta for sleep-deprivation and/or eyestrain headaches

Additional strategies
• Lose weight to help lower blood pressure
• Promptly treat low blood sugar
• Avoid eyestrain—walk away from your computer or use reading glasses or computer glasses
• Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water
• Avoid alcohol and hangovers
• Consume a small amount of caffeine (but for some, it is best to avoid all caffeine)
• Eliminate foods and allergens that are headache triggers
• Add foods rich in magnesium and vitamin B2
• Get more sleep
• Consistently do physical therapy exercises to relieve tension in neck and shoulders

Consult with your homeopath to find the best headache treatment for you. Migraines—and your predisposition toward any kind of headache—will not disappear without help so start taking steps to minimize their impact on your life now.

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