5 Natural Ways to Cure Migraines in Arizona

preventing migraines in Arizona

Have you ever had that irritating migraine that just will not go away?  You have no medicine in the house and it is too painful to drive to the store or your Phoenix doctor to get some?  Below are five natural ways, depending on the severity and the frequency of your migraines, that you can cure your migraine without having to leave the house.



One thing that has been linked to migraines is magnesium deficiency.  There have been multiple studies done that have shown positive effects of having increased magnesium.  The studies show that the severity and frequency of migraines is reduced when supplemental magnesium is ingested.



In 2011 a study was conducted in Sweden at the University of Gothenburg.  Researchers found that aerobic exercise was as effective at preventing migraines as the preventive migraine medication topiramate (brand name Topamax).  Exercise has always been recommended for migraine suffers and now there is documentation from this research that supports the theory.


Lights Down or Off

This one is a biggie and one that you probably are aware of if you are a migraine sufferer.  Having bright lights on in the room can make your headache worse.  Sometimes it is best to shut everything down and close your eyes and rest.


Riboflavin (vitamin B2)

B2 is a vitamin that can be found in certain foods and supplements.  A trial was done to test the effect that B2 has on patients with migraines and 59 percent of patients who took 400 mg of riboflavin daily for three months experienced a 50 percent or greater reduction in migraine occurrence.  You can find B2 in foods such as beef, yogurt, eggs, asparagus, broccoli and spinach, just to name a few.  Be sure to store the food away from light because it destroys Riboflavin.



Aromatherapy is becoming more and more popular and it has been around for a long time.  Certain flavors such as peppermint, lavender, eucalyptus and sandalwood are linked to relieving migraines.  These different flavors can be found in bath soap, oils and candles.


Having a migraine can be a real pain and can sometimes ruin your entire day or even week.  If you suffer from migraines, make sure you take the necessary precautions listed above to help the frequency and severity of your migraines lessen.  It is important that if you are looking for natural ways to get rid of a migraine that you do plenty of research and find the best choice for you.

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