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Relieve migraines: Natural home remedies and everyday adjustments

You probably know the situation: the weather has changed and you have another headache. But is it a normal headache or is it a migraine? In this blog post, we reveal how you can recognize this and which natural home remedies can help you. We also explain how migraine attacks affect different age groups and what special features children need to be aware of. If this sounds interesting to you, we hope you enjoy reading it!

With natural methods, such as the individual spagyric mixtures from Zimply Natural, your complaints can be relieved naturally and sustainably.

What is a migraine anyway

Migraine is a disorder characterized by severe, pulsating, usually one-sided headaches that occur repeatedly in episodes. It can begin at any age, but usually first occurs during puberty or early adulthood. Migraines can also become chronic if they occur 15 or more days a month. In addition to headaches, sufferers may experience symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and increased sensitivity to light and sound. The exact causes of migraines have not yet been fully researched. However, there are some factors that play a role in its development and effects. Some of the most common triggers for migraines are stress, certain foods, weather changes and hormonal changes. Below we present some home remedies and everyday adjustments that can relieve your symptoms naturally.

Did you know ...

That migraines have a strong genetic component? More than 70% of those affected state that they have at least one family member with migraine.

These are possible causes of migraines

Migraine is far more than just a simple headache; it is associated with many other effects and limitations. The causes are very diverse and start with genetics. If a family member suffers from migraines, you are more likely to develop them too. In women in particular, hormonal changes can trigger migraine attacks. These mainly include oestrogen fluctuations that occur during menstruation, pregnancy or with menopause. Menopause can occur. The frequency and intensity of attacks can be influenced by several factors such as bright light, loud noises or even the weather. Stress, as is usually the case, is also not a positive factor as it can trigger acute attacks as well as exacerbate chronic migraines. Some foods and drinks, including cheese, chocolate, alcohol and caffeinated drinks, can also trigger migraines in some people. Your lifestyle plays a crucial role, as too little sleep, inadequate fluid intake and skipping meals can make migraines worse.

These are the symptoms of migraines

The symptoms of migraines can be very diverse and vary from person to person. However, there are some symptoms that are often associated with the onset of migraines. Typically, it begins with a throbbing or pulsating headache on one side, which can intensify over time. In addition, there is often an increased sensitivity to light and noise. You may therefore tend to prefer dark and quiet rooms during migraine attacks. Nausea and vomiting are also not uncommon migraine symptoms. Some sufferers report the so-called aura, which refers to visual disturbances. In such a condition, you may see flashes of light or zigzag lines in your field of vision. In some cases, you may also experience temporary loss of vision. These aura symptoms can precede the headache, accompany it or occur without it. In some cases, migraine attacks are accompanied by confusion or mood swings, which subside after the attacks.

Did you know ...

That migraines don't just consist of the headache phase? It usually goes through four phases: Warning phase, aura, headache and recovery phase. Different symptoms can occur in each phase.

How to distinguish migraine attacks from other headaches

Of course, you can't always get migraines from common headaches but you can use a few points as a guide. In this context, we understand "normal" headaches as those that are usually caused by stress, fatigue or muscle tension. Migraine headaches are usually throbbing and pulsating and occur on one side of the head. In some cases, however, they can spread to both sides. Another difference is the accompanying symptoms of nausea and sensitivity to light, which do not usually occur with normal headaches. One of the biggest differences between migraines and tension headaches is the aura, which usually occurs before the pain. It can include flickering lights, flashes of light, blind spots or even temporary loss of vision. Sensory impairments and speech disorders can also occur, which are not found with normal headaches.

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How the effects of migraine can differ between age groups

Children and young people

In children, migraine headaches usually last shorter than in adults and affect both sides of the head. In addition, the headache often manifests itself as abdominal pain, i.e. abdominal migraine. To recognize these, you can pay attention to the accompanying symptoms, as these include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, paleness and photophobia in the case of abdominal migraines. Also look out for dark circles under the eyes. Children often have difficulty naming and interpreting their symptoms, which is why it is all the more important that you are attentive. Treatment is usually based on natural remedies such as rest, sleep and avoiding triggers.

Adults

The symptoms of migraines in adults include the typical effects such as throbbing headaches, nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine attacks can last several hours or days and can also become chronic. Migraines are considered chronic when the headaches occur 15 or more days per month. Adults have a free choice of treatment approaches. There are also plenty of natural home remedies for migraines, here you can find out for yourself which ones help you the most.

Older adults and senior citizens

While headaches are often less intense in older people, atypical effects are more likely to occur. These can manifest themselves as visual or sensory disturbances, for example, and can also occur without the typical headache. As a rule, however, migraine attacks decrease with age and the symptoms often improve. Treatment usually has to be adapted to the age of the patient, as medication is sometimes not compatible with their health conditions. Consequently, attempts can also be made to achieve symptom relief using natural methods.

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Easy application by spraying into the mouth

The application of your Migraine sprays is, by the way, very simple: The spray is simply sprayed into the mouth according to the dosage instructions given on the vial. In order to achieve the best possible effect and to be able to optimally counteract the causes, we recommend use over a longer period of six to eight weeks. As a kind of cure, you spray 3×3 sprays daily.

These natural home remedies can alleviate your migraine symptoms

There are many remedies that are said to help with migraines. We have compiled the most common ones below and also explain what effects they can have. For many, ginger is a miracle cure and can help with migraines due to its soothing properties. Pure or brewed as a tea, ginger can help against nausea and reduce inflammation. Drinking enough fluids is undoubtedly one of the most important things you can do to combat migraines. A curious but helpful tip is a cup of black coffee with a dash of lemon. The migraine attack causes the blood vessels to dilate; the caffeine constricts them again. The shot of lemon juice also provides you with vitamin C and helps the body to regulate pain. Peppermint oil, applied externally to the temples or forehead, can also calm your nerves. Many sufferers find cold or warm compresses on the forehead helpful, depending on their needs. Warmth can have a relaxing effect, while cold can help to alleviate the pain.

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What adjustments can you make to your everyday life to alleviate your migraines?

In fact, the consumption of certain foods can be a trigger for migraines. These are slightly different for each person, but you can find out the triggers with a migraine diary. Possible causative foods can include cheese, chocolate, citrus fruits, red wine or highly processed foods. Try to reduce the consumption of your personal triggers and drink enough water each day. The recommended daily amount is at least 2 liters of water. You should also try to reduce your screen time or at least take a break every 30 minutes. Whether you are at work or at home, use this time to stand up or stretch, for example. At work, you can also make sure that your monitors at your desk are at eye level. An ergonomic mouse and keyboard can also help to increase comfort. A dark, quiet and cool sleeping environment can improve the quality of your sleep.

Did you know ...

That migraines are diagnosed less frequently in men? This can probably be attributed to the difference in symptom severity. Women suffer from migraines three times more often than men, but the number of unreported cases is probably higher in men.

These medicinal plants can relieve your migraine

With migraines, the pain often occurs quickly and severely, which is why Aconite is the appropriate medicinal plant here. It has a pain-relieving effect and is often used in homeopathy as a remedy for sudden, severe pain. It is also used to calm anxiety and nerves, which can occur in some migraine patients. These patients usually suffer from an aura with visual or sensory disturbances.

In phases of life when a lot is demanded of you, some people often get headaches or migraines. As the Wild jasmine calms the nervous system, has a muscle-relaxing effect and thus alleviates tension headaches. Gelsemin and gelseminin, the active ingredients of wild jasmine, are alkaloids that act directly on the motor end plate. They relax the muscle there by reducing the influence of the nerves on the muscle.

There are many types and causes of migraine. However, if the migraine is accompanied by acid vomiting, the Iris as a proven remedy. It calms the overstimulated nerves so that the migraine subsides. It also stimulates the digestive glands and soothes the stomach. The nausea disappears and the vomiting with it.

Muscular problems are very often the cause of headaches and migraines. However, cramps and inflammatory irritation of the blood vessels also play a role. Butterbur now influences the skeletal muscles and the muscles of the blood vessels, relaxes them and thus ensures that the symptoms disappear again. The tension of the neck muscles on the skull eases and the relaxed blood vessels can ensure normal blood circulation again.

Many patients suffer from tension-related headaches. Kava-Kava has a fundamentally relaxing effect on the body and the central nervous system. In folk medicine, the intoxicating pepper is said to have an analgesic effect. In the South Seas, kava kava is therefore traditionally used for pain of all kinds, including headaches.

Zimply Natural - your natural remedy for migraines

With Zimply Natural, we are the antidote to painkillers, sleeping pills, and standard medications. We are your medicine! For our mixtures we use the centuries-old natural healing method of spagyric back. The Spagyric combines the herbal active ingredients and phytotherapeutic elements of the HealingplantsThe mineral salt qualities, as well as the subtle information of the medicinal plants and the energetic potential of the Bach flowers.        

With natural methods, such as the individual spagyric mixtures from Zimply Natural, your complaints can be relieved naturally and sustainably.

FAQ: Questions and answers about migraines

Can migraines be detected on an MRI or CT scan?

No, migraines cannot be detected by MRIs (magnetic resonance imaging) or CTs (computed tomography), as they are a functional, not a structural disorder. However, these imaging procedures are usually performed on migraine patients to rule out other diseases. Diseases such as tumors, inflammation, strokes or abnormalities of the blood vessels can be detected and cause symptoms similar to migraines. An MRI provides detailed images of the brain tissue, while a CT scan is more useful for quickly ruling out bleeding or acute brain injuries. Neither procedure is generally a diagnostic tool for migraines, but rather helps to identify structural diseases.

Can migraines be genetic?

Yes, migraines can be genetic. If one of the parents suffers from migraine, especially with aura, there is an increased likelihood that the child will also develop it. This probability can even increase if both parents are affected by migraine. A specific form of migraine, namely hemiplegic migraine type 1, can be even more genetically determined. It is directly attributable to certain genetic mutations and is inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern.

What influence does the weather have on migraines?

Many people are convinced that the weather is linked to their headaches or migraines. There are actually some theories as to why this is the case. There are often fluctuations in barometric pressure before storms, which could possibly influence the processing of pain signals in the brain. Pressure drops and electromagnetic changes before thunderstorms could also have an influence on the course of migraines. Rapid temperature changes and fluctuations are also known triggers for migraines. Dehydration and overheating can also play a role in hot temperatures. High levels of sunlight can also exacerbate migraine symptoms, as those affected are usually already sensitive to light.

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