The levels of pain and discomfort that a migraine can bring are indescribable. The inability to work, think, read, sleep or anything else can leave the sufferer feeling both helpless and hopeless.
What is a migraine?
It is the dilation of blood vessels in the brain that cause an increase in internal pressure which leads to a migraine and the accompanying pain. Migraines are usually described as feeling like severe pulsating headaches often on one side of the head, often behind the eyes and accompanied by blurred or tunnel vision, nausea, vomiting, vertigo and intolerance to light and sound. It is not unusual for the pain to move across the head from front to back or vice versa. Migraines can last anything from a couple of hours to 72 hours.
Although we understand what physically happens during a migraine there is not one accepted theory as to why or how they exactly come about, although it is likely to be a mix of psychological and environmental factors. Suffering from migraines often runs in families suggesting that some people may have a genetic predisposition.
What triggers a migraine?
It is believed that amongst other things hormones can trigger migraines. The pre-menstrual drop in progesterone is considered to be a factor that brings about migraines in women approaching their period. Other potential triggers range from neon lighting to cheese, weather, smells, sex and many other things for reasons not entirely understood. Stress and lack of sleep leave sufferers particularly vulnerable to an attack.
How can homeopathy help?
Homeopathy is a preventative and alternative remedy used to gently nudge the immune system as opposed to much more conventional medicine which relies on “zapping” offending organisms, damaging the immune system and risking the onset of other side effects. Conventionally, sufferers of migraines are prescribed painkillers which although to some degree will numb the pain, they ultimately do nothing to address the underlying problem. Instead, homeopathy is a natural form of medicine that takes a more holistic approach to treatment.
Homeopathy is well known for its ability in treating those who suffer from migraines, even those suffering from severe and chronic attacks.
There are over 220 effective and safe remedies within homeopathy for migraines that can:
- Prevent a migraine from manifesting
- Reduce the frequency of migraines
- Over time reduce the intensity of the migraines.
Instead of suffering with the effects of migraines or simply trying to dull the pain with strong painkillers, search for a homeopath in our directory to see how one can help you manage and reduce the frequency and intensity of your migraines.