Tuesday, August 3, 2010

This Week's Feature ~ Migraine Headaches

Do any of you struggle with Migraine Headaches? If you do you know how horrible and debilitating they can be. My mom and I both have suffered from them. Normally what we would do would be to go to bed and suffer for hours and then wait for a few days for the effects to subside. In the past few years we learned that there are some natural remedies that are available to use for migraines. Since then we have been able to stop several migraines from developing.

At the first sign of a migraine (an aura, numb feeling, pain, etc. ) take Feverfew tea. This is made by putting 1 tsp of feverfew herb in a tea ball or tea bag, with 1 cup of water and simmer for 12 minutes. It is best to drink this right away. Only take 2-3 times per day.

Another remedy for migraines is to get in a hot tub and put ice packs/ ice bags on the persons head and the back of their neck. Keep them well hydrated and in a dark quite room. If one does not have access to a bathtub, use a hot water bottle and put it on their feet and ice on their heads. The ice is for pushing the blood away from the head and the hot water to the feet and body will help to pull the blood to the feet and other areas of the body.

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