How and what to treat migraine

Category Neurology | August 12, 2017 17:53


  • Risk Factors Symptoms
  • Treatment
  • packs
  • Infusions of herbs

Many unknowingly confuse concepts such as "migraine" and "headache".Migraine unlike the latter causes autonomic disorders in humans.

How and what to treat migraine, as well as to cope with its attack?

Doctors noticed a feature that people in rural areas is much less likely to suffer from migraines than the townspeople.

Risk Factors

Migraine - a neurological disorder characterized by mainly one-sided headaches that are accompanied by nausea and vomiting, and photophobia.Despite the fact that it is a hereditary disease, the severity of the migraine is not determined by its genetic origins.Of great importance here is played by the image of the patient's life.But doctors are inclined in the direction of other factors, the risk of migraine:

  • nervous and physical stress;
  • sharp change of weather conditions;
  • Smoking and alcohol;
  • Hormonal disorders;
  • Increased sensitivity to foods with tyramine which constricts bloo
    d vessels (cheese, fish, eggs, chocolate, nuts and bananas).

Migraine is one of the most common neurological diseases that occur in humans, both young and elderly.However, doctors have revealed an interesting feature: the average age of women 3 times more likely to suffer from migraine symptoms, while in the elderly and those, and others are faced with such a problem to the same extent.But before you treat migraines at home, you should consult a specialist.


For women in the development of diseases such as migraine, the most important is an endocrine factor.Men, on the contrary, frequent headaches occur against the background of nerve disorders (mental fatigue, stress and psychological strain).Meanwhile, the migraine attacks among the male half of humanity, though happen less often, they are more intense and can cause serious complications such as heart attack or stroke.At the same time headaches in men with migraine are located in the forehead and back of the head, and for women - in the left or right side of the head.The main symptoms of migraine are:

  • sharp and throbbing headache, gradually increasing;
  • Nausea and vomiting;
  • Chills;
  • intolerance of bright light and loud sounds;
  • general weakness;
  • Drowsiness.

migraine attack may be preceded by such conditions associated with impaired olfaction (the patient pursues a certain smell), visual (flashing dots and spots before his eyes), movement (weakness in the limbs, numbness of parts of the body).


How to treat a migraine at home?First, doctors advise people who are prone to migraines, avoid sudden impacts.These include:

  • Loud sounds;
  • Bright annoying light;
  • Smoking;
  • Spicy foods and pungent smells;
  • sedentary lifestyle;
  • Lack of fresh air.

In case of attack, you must cease all activities, turn off the light in the room and open a window for ventilation.Also it is necessary to lie down on a bed or couch, putting a cold compress to the head, and try to calm down.Sleep will help to prevent the further development of a migraine attack.At the moment, doctors could not find the means, than to treat migraine effectively.However, there are many traditional medicines, allowing to fight this disease at home.


Contrast compresses to the head area to help relieve pain quickly.Running such a procedure is very simple:

  • Take two bowls and pour water in them: hot and cold (preferably on ice), respectively;
  • Every two minutes, apply forehead cloth soaked in hot water, then cold;
  • Repeat the procedure 6-7 times.

And that headache subsided faster, add a cup of warm water and 1-2 drops of essential oil of mint or lemon balm, which have a calming effect.

Infusions of herbs

How to treat migraine using infusions of medicinal herbs?

The video below shows the recipes decoctions and infusions of migraine:

Medicinal plants help not only relieve pain, but also can prevent a migraine attack.

  • When the first symptoms of a migraine attack, take the infusion of raspberry leaves or decoction of the root of the willow.To achieve a rapid effect, add the broth of black tea;
  • Infusion of oregano to prevent a migraine attack.1 tablespoon of herbs pour 300 ml boiling water, leave for 1 hour.Drink 1 cup means 3 times a day.