Natural Ways to Get Rid of Migraines

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Everybody gets headaches, and they are never fun. People of all ages get them and they can sometimes be unbearable. Migraines are even worse. As common as migraines are, the exact cause is not entirely understood. While the pain of a migraine is linked to white blood cell constriction, the actual cause of a migraine seems to point to problems with the Central Nervous System (CNS).

Common Migraine Causes:

There are a number of triggers and causes of migraines. A migraine can be due to a dietary change, hormonal changes, changes in stress levels, or any of the following reasons:

  • stress or tension
  • sinus problems
  • lack of sleep
  • dehydration
  • alcohol or caffeine
  • sensory stimuli (bright lights, loud sounds, or strong smells)
  • medications
  • lack of proper nutrition and minerals

As soon as you feel a migraine coming on you want it gone, so here are some natural remedies:

Lavender Oil:

Lavender oil is a natural remedy for migraine, and it smells good too! Whether you want to inhale the essential oil or apply it to the skin (do not take it orally unless you dilute it in a beverage or oil), lavender can help curb the pain of a migraine. Place about 2-4 drops of lavender oil in every 2-3 cups of boiling water if you opt to inhale the vapors, or you can use a diffuser if you have one. If you want to topically apply it, you can use it in combination with the next natural remedy. When you use lavender oil, or any essential oil, topically it is important to dilute it as the skin can be extremely sensitive to the potency of the oil. A 2% dilution is recommended. Mix 12 drops of essential oil with each fluid ounce of cold-pressed carrier oil, lotion, or natural moisturizer. Some labels on essential oil bottles will also explain how to dilute them.

Adding Pressure:

Because congested sinuses or sinus problems can cause migraines, applying pressure to the craniosacral system can relax your brain and reboot it without pain. The pressure on these spots makes the craniosacral system stop, rest, and start over. It is not recommended to do this if you have a condition with increased pressure on the cranium.

Ginger Root:

Ginger root is your friend, your healer, and a great natural remedy for migraines. Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties and can help digestion. When you ingest ginger root, lipid production begins in our cells, and lipids help to calm nerves that react when you feel pain. Peel a piece of ginger root and chew on it or drink ginger root tea to help reduce migraine symptoms.

Get Herbal:

There are many herbal remedies that have natural pain relieving properties. Ingesting herbs is the best way to achieve quick migraine relief. You can also concoct an herbal tea of cayenne pepper, fresh ginger, and peppermint leaves. Steep that in a cup of hot water for 15 minutes and drink to say “adios” to that migraine. Other herbs, which are used in aromatherapy, have anti-inflammatory properties, and naturally relieve migraines, include rosemary, willow bark, lemon balm, butterbur, and valerian. If herbal tea isn’t your literal cup of tea, try making a migraine-soothing lemonade with raw honey, distilled water, lavender oil, and the juice of six lemons.

Proper Nutrition:

The most important thing you can do to keep migraines at bay is to maintain a healthy diet. Contaminating your body with processed foods, junk foods, salt, sugar, alcohol, caffeine (coffee being the biggest one to avoid), meat, and dairy products can largely contribute to migraines. By switching to a more plant-based or raw foods diet, you can still get the proper nutrients you need without the added chemicals that other foods have in them. There are pain-safe foods, which never contribute to migraines. Broccoli, spinach, chard, collards, carrots, sweet potatoes, summer squash, cherries, cranberries, pears, and raw nuts and seeds are beneficial items to eat daily. A lot of those foods are high in magnesium, which lowers stress levels. It’s also important to keep a balanced diet too. You don’t want certain minerals or vitamins to outweigh each other. By maintaining a well-balanced diet that provides you with the proper nutrients you need, you’ll be less likely to develop migraines. Let us know if these natural remedies helped relieve your migraine.

2016-06-02T09:28:20+00:00

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    Q: My sister suffers from excruciating migraine headaches. She is very conscious of the correct foods to eat and is careful to eat nutritionally complete foods, but I fear she may have a chemical imbalance or toxin build-up in her system, which is causing the migraines. Do you have a recommendation as to what herbs she could take to alleviate the migraine pain? Your help would be appreciated.

    A:

    Have your sister first perform the Full Body Detox. After this kit, have her take Headache & Pain formula, Brain Tuner formula, Bowel Mover, and Headache Tea.

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    Q: Could you advise some natural remedies for chronic back pain, irritable bowl syndrome, migraines and insomnia?

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    THIS IS EASY! YOU JUST NEED TO START DETOXING (SEE FULL BODY DETOX). DETOXIFY YOUR BODY! CHECK OUT DREAM-AID INSPIRANT AND NERVES FORMULA FOR INSOMNIA! READ OUR ARTICLES ON â€IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME†AND â€HEADACHESâ€. BACK PAIN CAN BE HELPED WITH MASSAGE AND CHIROPRACTIC VISIT AS WELL. AN ARTICLE ON BACK PAIN WILL BE COMING SOON!

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    Q: I suffer from high blood pressure, migraine headaches, indigestion, allergies (throat irritating dry coughs), Menopausal maladies, hair loss and high cholesterol and I am overweight. I am 56 yrs old. I am currently on a Full Body Detox. I need to know what is the next best program after the detox for me?

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    I WOULD SAY PERFORM THE DHERBS 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE FOLLOWED BY THE TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE . YOU CAN PERFORM THESE BACK-TO-BACK.

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    Q: My sister is five months pregnant and she is having server sinus problems so bad that it's causing her to have migraine headaches and she has been the emergency room four times and they just keep prescribing her Percocet for the pain and that's not working at all. Please help me, is there any herb that she can take while pregnant for this sinus problem.

    A:

    She's pretty toxic and a pregnant woman should not be taking harmful drugs because the baby can be born with jaundice or hepatitis. Herbally she can try our SINUS FORMULA, HEADACHE AND PAIN FORMULA, and MUCUS BUSTER FORMULA. She should steam her face so her nostrils can benefit from the steam. She should also look into having ear coning performed. Have her drink vegetable juice! She needs to eat as healthy as possible!

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    Q: What would you use for ringworm? My daughter gets these migraine headaches what can I use? PEACE!

    A:

    The best thing to do would be to perform the Full Body Cleanse. The Full Body Cleanse can detoxify, purify, rejuvenate, and strengthen the body and all of its eliminative channels.

    For individual formulas for ringworm, we recommend our Oxy-Oil and Parasites and Worms Formula.

    For individual formulas for headaches, we recommend our Headache and Pain Formula, and our Nerves Formula.

     

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    Q: Is there anything I can do to prevent my migraine headaches?

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    1. Read the article â€HEADACHES†on our site! 2. Detox your body: FULL BODY DETOX 3. After cleansing, take daily: HEADACHE AND PAIN FORMULA, MSM SULFUR, MAGNESIUM PHOSPHATE

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    Q: What Are Some Natural Sweet Treats (Junk Foods) I can Consume? Under free will you can consume what you like, but healthier products are best. You will find plenty of "healthier" snack, treat, and junk foods at good health food stores such as Whole Foods Market, PCC Natural Food Stores, Erewhon, Trader Joes, Natural Grocers, New Frontiers, etc. Just make sure to abstain from salt, sugar, and other harmful chemicals in the products you buy. We list many companies of alternative foods and products (and their website addresses) in our ALTERNATIVE DIET AND LIFESTYLES MANUAL.

    A:

    Recommended: ALTERNATIVE DIET AND LIFESTYLES MANUAL

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    Q: I have read that Peppermint, Lavender, Rosemary and Sage essential oils are all good for hair and stimulating hair growth. Would it be more beneficial to use them all at once for maximum result or should I just use the Rosemary and Sage only as you suggested? Also, I didn?t see any Almond oil so I was wondering if I could use Olive oil or Jojoba oil as a carrier oil.

    A:

    Yes they are great for stimulating hair growth; however, I would use them together or combined. ANY natural edible oil can be used - it's YOUR choice. Jojoba and/or sesame seed oil are the best oils for the hair.

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    Q: Yes coconut oil maybe natural but I go thru 3-4 jars per week, 1-1/2 a jar a day, not only is it making me broke out I do not think all that saturated fat is good for me. I know I lack a lot of protein and other vitamins in my diet. Could this lack of essential nutrition cause this weird craving? I don't know if it is the massive loss of blood due to the fibroids.

    A:

    I think you know the answer for yourself. Therefore, stop eating the coconut oil. Take some vitamins and minerals and see if this helps. Sounds like PICA, a nutritional deficiency which causes cravings. Blood loss most certainly will cause loss of nutrients.

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    Q: I am only on the second day of the full body cleanse and I am experiencing a migraine headache to the point i am ready to throw-up. Normally I would take prescribed medication, but after reading the FAQ's I thought I would see how long I could go without it. It doesn't look like much longer. What do you suggest?

    A:

    While we don't give medical advice, the choice is basically up to you to make your own decision. Do what you feel is best!

    Migraine headaches (headaches) are explained on our Detox Troubleshooter sheet. Basically, you are very toxic! Drink plenty of water and make sure you are getting enough to eat. Have some healthy fats like avocado or brazil nuts to keep you satiated.

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    Q: I am only on the second day of the full body cleanse and I am experiencing a migraine headache to the point I am ready to throw-up. Normally I would take prescribed medication, but after reading the FAQ's I thought I would see how long I could go without it. It doesn't look like much longer. What do you suggest?

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    Make sure you are eating enough, consuming 3 regular meals a day with enough healthy fats and protein. Also, drink plenty of water, at least half your body weight in ounces.

    Also, you may experience adverse symptoms when you begin the Cleanse, as the formulas work to remove the toxins in your body. Please note that these symptoms should diminish as the days go by.

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    Q: I think this way is easier and faster to have your response. I currently have many skin problems. I first started having body rash and eczema around my lips. When the skin gets dry, it hurts, and I've been trying to moisturize the skin with using all natural Burt's Bees andor Hugo natural lotion, cream or oil. I tried sea salt soak and been taking Sen-Fen, Blood formula, Immune support, Anti-Viral, but it's not working and the symptoms haven't gotten better at all. My entire body is really itchy from rash, so I haven't been able to sleep well for the past 2-3 weeks. If you have any suggestions for life style, special drinks and foods or products I can use, please let me know asap.

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    Greetings! You skin problems are explained in the article "SKIN DISORDER = BLOOD DISORDER" which I suggest you read. (visit articles section). When there's no physical healing, check the mind. Check out the NEW MENTAL SCIENCE MANUAL and there is a chapter in there on using the mind to heal. Basically you are focusing too much on the problem and not the solution which is optimal health and well-being. You are telling yourself how you don't want these problems and by saying this subconsciously, you are keeping the problems. Have your permanently switched or changed your diet? If not, what are you waiting for? Your blood is begging to be purified. Herbs alone won't get the job done. Let go of worrying about the problem. Focus on enjoying life, getting back in balance and you will begin to heal!

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    A:

    I highly recommend our DHERBS.COM Children's Detox Kit. This detox has many formulas that will greatly benefit your son. If you opt to not do the whole detox you can choose individual extracts for him such as, Children's Kidney Extract, Children's Colon Extract, and Children's Elixir Extract. You can go to the DHERBS.COM website online store to view our other children's products that may also be of interest to you.

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    Senna is a 100% all-natural herb that is completely safe. It can be used for bowel movement stimulation, as the body recognizes and assimilates the herb without any side effects. All of our products can provide numerous health benefits.

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    Q: I was online searching for some natural treatments for hair growth in Black Men when I came across your article. I must say that I believe it was so on point that I decided not to look any further. I'm 44 years of age and started noticing my hair thinning when about 12 years ago. I was one of those that you wrote about in your article chasing a lifestyle that is no longer an interest to me. I did fall into some bad habits that were not good for my health off and on over the past 15 years or so more off than on. My body type I would describe as athletic. I'm tone, and strong when I exercise regularly. I'm about 150lbs @ 5'11". My diet is mostly vegetables but from time to time I feel I have to eat fish or chicken. Not necessarily prepared in the healthiest way I'm sure. I just got out of one of my "on" spells so to speak. Meaning the drinking of beer and cigarettes. I've been smoking and drinking beer now since September 2006 after not having done anything but live healthy for six years before that. As soon as my wife and I came back to the states and started working and runnign again these old destructive habits appeared again in my life. I only blame myself though. Right now my hair and skin suffer from the chemical poisoning from the habits that I just mentioned. I am prepared to take your advice about righteous living to heart and start fresh again. Is there a mild remedy that can work with me to stimulate the re-growth of my hair in the spots where it is balding in that classic balding pattern? I am generally very healthy when I doing right and even now rarely get sick. But my sickness manifest in stress and bad habits to num the pain of having to live this way when don't really want to. I quit the job that I've been working for the past 4 years for that reason and have been blessed to have some time not to grind everyday chasing after money. Now is a crucial time of healing for me, and I must take full advantage of the time. Moderation is in order for whatever you can suggest for me in the way of herbal remedies. I am sure that you can prescribe a simple overall regiment for my overall health based on what I have shared with you with an emphasis on the hair and skin. Again, thank you for writing the article. Call or write. The sooner the better.......Thank You!!

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    I would say first detox with the FULL BODY DETOX and get your diet right CONSISTENTLY! Constantly clean your temple! This is key! Next, perform the TOTAL MALE CLEANSE. After this, do a daily regimen of HAIR SKIN NAILS FORMULA, ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD, KHEMETIAN GOLD, and MSM SULFUR. Forgive yourself of past self-inflicted harm! Stop worrying about your hair loss. Start visualizing your hair growing back. If you can see it, you will achieve it! The mind is all and problems and remedies begin in the mind! BTW: we offer phone consultations if you're interested.

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    Q: My doctor prescripts for my condition DILTIAZEM CD 180MG twice a day; I check my pressure 3 times a day normal reading are 141/80. I don't want to take a pill rest the rest of my life. I read this drug is very dangerous over long use of time. What can I take naturally for this high blood pressure issue. My diet consist of mostly whole foods and organics from the local farms. This has also brought a new condition of low iron. I am trying to eat more foods which contain natural iron, and the doctors are trying to write a new script for me but I turned that down for now. PLEASE HELP!

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    Perform our Full Body Detox first and foremost. After you finish the 20 day regimen, take 3 capsules daily of the following formulas: Cardiovascular Formula and Circulation Aid.

    For low iron, we recommend our Iron Formula, Electric Greens, and Vitamin C formula.

    Read some of our articles too on our site under ARTICLES, i.e. Herbs vs. Pharmaceutical drugs.

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    Q: What foods can I juice to get the proper daily amount of minerals, vitamins? I dont want to take supplements. Feel free to direct me to a link or website etc. Thank you for your time! Peace!

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    You can juice fruits and vegetables for nutrition, Beloved. Jucie fruits and vegetables separately though! They all provide nutrition. Fruits and vegetables are the best

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    Q: My question is what could be causing my puffy eyes? I've had them for probably 6 or 8 months now (maybe more). They sometimes will have a little darkness added to them. Sometimes I wake up and whatever side I've been laying on, that eye will be even more swollen than the other side, but they are usually the puffiest when I first wake up. Sometimes it looks like I've been bopped in the eye in my sleep. I've cut out a lot of the processed foods and stay away from sugars for the most part. I drink only water and juice once a day (5 carrots, 1 green apple, 1" ginger root, handful of parsley and 1/2 beet with greens. I get plenty of rest (although I've always had a hard time feeling rested) but not sure if the eyes have anything to do with rest. It seems more like it has to do with something else internally. What advice can you give and what supplements would you recommend. I'm currently taking your Multi-Vitamins and Minerals formula along with your VITAMIN B COMPLEX (which I love them both). Have been on them for about 1 1/2 weeks now I guess. I also take your CANDIDA BUSTER and the COLON FORMULA (I was having a problem with constipation for the past couple months, did some of your recommended enemas but for some reason my body still seems to get stopped up easily lately).

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    OUR â€EYE PROBLEMS†ARTICLE GOES OFF INTO MORE DETAIL ON THIS INQUIRY, BUT FOR THE SAKE OF TIME, WORK ON YOUR KIDNEYS AND CIRCULATION, BELOVED. IT SOUNDS LIKE YOUR CIRCULATION IS BEING CUT OFF, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU LIE DOWN OR SLEEP. DRINK PLENTY OF PARSLEY AND CUCUMBER JUICE. GOOD DHERBS.COM COMPOUNDS INCLUDE EYES FORMULA, KIDNEYS AND BLADDER, AND CIRCUL-AID FORMULA.

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    Q: I had 2 jaw bone (cavitations) surgeries, from holistic dentist, a dentist I went to prior caused major trauma to the bone and 3 days later my whole face was on fire, this has been 3 years since this happened, he might have pushed the infection I had in my system through the nerves, I am a whole lot better but still experience pain, pressure and fogginess in my head causing me not to think straight at times, pain behind my ears and in lower jaw, as well as discomfort and pressure. I would like to know what product would be good for this, the brain and heart circulation herb? I pretty much have to stay on a raw food diet to maintain my health but this is not totally getting rid of the problem, there is inflammation and pain in my jaws if I eat the wrong thing. Could you please guide me in the right direction?

    A:

    Herbs to try: BRAIN TUNER, NERVES FORMULA, MSM SULFUR, and HEADACHE AND PAIN FORMULA. Also, purchase OXY-DROPS for your drinking water (10-20 drops per glass).

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    Q: Is sea salt and warm water a good natural laxative? If so how often do you recommend the use of sea salt for elimination? I was reading The Master Cleanser by Stanley Burroughs and it gives this recommendation, along with drinking lemon water mixed with organic syrup and cayenne pepper. Is it safe to give myself an enema 2xs per day using a hot water bottle filled with fresh squeezed organic lemon and distilled water? Asking this because Bzod had me to listen to 88.3 today here in Cincinnati and the guy (Mike) was telling how he does this regularly and has great results.

    A:

    Yes, sea salt in water is a mild laxative!

    You can do it as often as you FEEL the need to drink or take it. 

    You can also consume the Master Cleanse (cayenne, maple syrup, lemon juice) if you choose. You can drink this as much as you like depending on how you feel.

    And yes, you can perform enemas 2X a day! Enemas are very helpful for health!