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16 Ways to Naturally Say Goodbye To Your Migraine

By VIRGINIA SOLE-SMITH What Are Migraines? A recurrent throbbing headache, often in one side of the head, frequently accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraines may include a stage called aura, which is marked by visual disturbances (flashes, splotches, zigzags, or shimmering colored lights surrounding a blind spot). Why Migraines Happen "A migraine is a neurobiological disorder involving both neurological and vascular changes in the brain during an attack," says Susan Broner, MD, medical director of the Manhattan Headache Center in New York City. "People with a genetic predisposition have a reduced threshold for the activation of the brain's 'pain centers' and become hypersensitive to stimuli that cause pain. These set off a wave of nerve cell activity and neurotransmitter release that activates blood vessel...

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Get Rid of Headaches Naturally with Apple Cider Vinegar

Headaches are the worst.  You can't concentrate, you're dragging yourself around all day with the hopes that the Advil, Motrin or Tylenol you took is going to kick in. Why not try something that's natural that won't kill your liver and not to mention it actually works! Apply an apple cider vinegar compress Apple cider vinegar can either be used as a cold compress or inhaled via steam to soothe headache pain. Soak a clean cloth with ACV and refrigerate to create a compress that may be rested on the forehead and temples to relieve pain. You will need…1/4 cup of ACV Roughly 1 quart of boiling water 1 cup of fresh cool waterDirections… Pour ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar into a large bowl, and then fill the bowl halfway with boiling water. Place a...

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10 Best Herbal Tea for Headache Relief

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Teas made with herbs like ginger and feverfew can help control pain by blocking prostaglandins, a pain-causing compound released by the body in response to many ailments. Chamomile and peppermint have antispasmodic effects, while meadowsweet, white willow bark, and wintergreen have anti-inflammatory properties. Also holy basil, a herb with multiple medicinal properties can treat headaches. Headaches come in all sorts of avatars, from your garden-variety dull throb to skull-blasting migraines replete with flashing lights. Whether you’re an occasional or frequent sufferer, a warm cup of herbal tea may ease your pain – sometimes, even as effectively as conventional medication! Nature’s bountiful garden of herbs offers a host of options and we’ve lined up some for you to consider.But first, a quick look at what triggers headaches. Headache...