A Blinding Problem
Migraines or Migraine Headaches are some of the worst pain anyone can bear. Just ask people who get them regularly. They can often be so painful they blur vision and leave a ringing in the ears. The pain is unmerciful and inescapable. Migraines can often be caused or set off by fluorescent lighting, loud constant noise, stress, back aches, and even barometric pressure changes in the weather when a front comes in. Often times, it can even put life on hold as the individual that has been stricken with these migraines can be brought to their knees, only able to lie in bed in agonizing pain.
This problem affects 20 percent of all Americans, and the severity of these attacks can vary. Some times, the pain can be quite noticeable, but not unbearable. Other cases, the pain can be just down right mean and scary.
Accompanied with the pain in the head, the attacks can even move the stress to pain the shoulders and upper back, and even result in nausea and vomiting. Migraines can put an entire life on hold if they are left untreated.
Most of the time, migraines will occur on only one side of the face or behind the eye, leading many to believe that they have a direct relation to blood vessel dilation or somehow affected by smaller blood vessels that are close to pain nerves. Many cases, doctors will prescribe sumatripan or imitrex, but the side affects to these drugs can often be even worse than the migraines themselves, which is not easy to bear already.
There is hope…
Dealing with migraines means one has to deal with the problem at hand as well as the symptoms. Often times, the migraine has to do with stress, and stress will almost always cause the muscles in the neck and upper back to tighten. When this tightening occurs, it can even restrict blood flow, thereby causing the migraine. Using methods such as acupressure is especially effective on migraine headaches simply because it relieves the problem and the symptoms simultaneously.
At the base of the skull, there is a hollow area, which is usually three to four inches apart if the individual is an adult. Gently massage these areas while slowly breathing, releasing tension. As you take slow breathes, keep up with the massaging until the symptoms dissipate.
Chamomile tea is also a wonderful source of soothing for your headache because chamomile is a natural sedative. This tea will not only calm your nerves and stress, but it will also release blood pressure lessening agents into your body.
Magnesium is also a great way to not only lower blood pressure, but also help with headaches. When blood flows through vessels in a normal, healthy way, migraines should not occur. So, it can be surmised that high blood pressure can have a direct affect on the presence of these fiercest of headaches. Making sure to reduce stress is very important because stress will set off migraines.