October 3, 2011

Treat Migraine Naturally

Ministry of health has collected facts and figures about headaches in Mauritians.

According to Dr Ramalingum Muraludharan, specialist in Ayurveda medicine, almost 20% of people suffer from them be it severe or less severe headaches, found to be more common in women as compared to men. And in 70% of the cases, it is a hereditary.

What causes migraine is still unknown but the factors that contribute to the disease are diverse and can vary. Moreover, it is very difficult to measure the intensity and the treatment also differs with the person. However, if migraine has occurred due to sleep disorders physical and psychic strain, or even acute anxiety, it can be treated by essential oils and Aromatherapy.

For the treatment through essential oils refer to the method below:

Use essential oil of peppermint to soak a cloth with five drops of it. Apply it on the neck area and let it remain there for about 10 minutes. If required, repeat the process after every two hours until no more pain is left.

This treatment will stimulate blood circulation, ease head tensions and relax the neck muscles.

Another efficient solution to treat migraine attacks is to use a mixture of:
1 drop of essential oil of peppermint.
1 drop of wintergreen.
1 drop of lavender.
Apply this mixture on frontal sinus and the temples of the head.

This treatment will ease the patient and is very efficient in removing the pain.

The only precaution in using these essential oils is not to apply them too close to eyes. And while having migraine, it is recommended to lie in a dark room.

Read more >>> Essential oils for migraine

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