3 Tips for Reducing Migraine Headaches Naturally

If you regularly experience migraine headaches you know how painful, debilitating and life altering they can be.  They are no ordinary headache and a number of factors including life style, stress levels, physical factors, emotions and more can affect how often you have them.

Because of the numerous factors influencing how often and how intense your migraine headaches are looking at and modifying your entire lifestyle is important when going about reducing the frequency and intensity naturally.  I have personally helped treat hundreds of patients who suffered from migraine headaches and these are my top 3 tips for reducing both the frequency and intensity of these headaches.

1) Get Regular Chiropractic Adjustments- In my experience nothings makes a bigger, more longer lasting impact on migraine headaches than getting adjusted. When the joints in the neck are not in their proper position it puts pressure on the nerves in the neck which supply both the muscles in the neck, head and face and the blood vessels in the head.  Since the muscles and blood vessels are both heavily involved with migraines relieving these through a course of chiropractic care can often significantly reduce both frequency and intensity of migraines.

2) Take an Epsom Salt Bath- The magnesium found in Epsom salt will naturally absorb through the skin and replenish magnesium levels in the body which encourages relaxation and stress reduction.  Try adding 10-15 drops of lavender essential oil to the water to further enhance this effect.

3) Get Enough Sleep- This one might seem too easy but its hands down the most the most common lifestyle factor  I see my migraine patients neglecting.  Sleep is so valuable to the body. It is when it regenerates tissue, regulates hormone levels and reduces stress. All things your body needs to reduce migraine frequency and intensity.  Adults need at least 8 hours of solid sleep a night.  Adolescents may need up to 12 to fully recover from a busy day.  Getting enough sleep is essential for good health in general, not just getting rid of migraines.

 

There you have it. My top 3 tried and true tips to have less migraine headaches. Try these out for natural relief and if you know people who suffer from migraine headaches share this article with them.

Austin EricksonAbout the Author

Dr. Austin Erickson is a chiropractor with offices in Glenwood City and the 4 Corners near New Richmond, Wisconsin. He is an expert at combining chiropractic treatment with nutritional advice to achieve excellent results. He has cured himself of psoriasis and autoimmune related arthritis using his protocols. Connect with him on Twitter and Google+

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