Migraine Attack: Check out these 5 ways to deal with the chronic pain

Migraines are a type of primary headache whose cause is not exactly known; However, studies have suggested a combination of environmental and genetic factors. Scroll down and learn how to fight the disease.

Publish Date: Sat, 21 Aug 2021 11:33 AM IST

New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle desk: Headache is a general term used to describe pain on one or both sides of the head and the top of the neck. According to the WHO, every adult has a headache at some point in life.

The most common causes of headaches are stress and anxiety, emotional distress, irregular eating habits, dehydration, high blood pressure, hot weather, etc.

Primary headaches put stress on the nerves, blood vessels, and muscles in the head and neck area, which can be accompanied by changes in chemical activity in the brain. Migraines, cluster headaches, and tension headaches fall into this category.

Migraines are a type of primary headache whose cause is not exactly known; However, studies have suggested a combination of environmental and genetic factors.

So here we are with 5 tips to help you manage chronic pain.

acupuncture

Experts have suggested that acupuncture can reduce migraine headaches, and clinicians should provide information about acupuncture as an option when discussing preventative treatment strategies with patients. This method can be recommended as a prophylactic treatment, and clinicians should provide information about acupuncture as an option to patients when discussing prophylactic treatment strategies.

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is a procedure that involves burying essential oils and inhaling the scent in the air. But the process isn’t just about changing your mood. Yes, studies have shown that the Who Method can be used as a therapy to treat stress, anxiety, and even migraines.

yoga

There is hardly a disease in the world that yoga does not cure. Yes, just like the other health problems, yoga can treat your migraines as well. Try poses like Setu Bandhasana (Bridge Pose), Shishuasana (Child Pose), Hastapadasana (Standing Forward Bend), and more.

Avoid smartphones and gadgets

Smartphone users who experience regular headaches and migraines may be more likely to use pain relievers and find less relief, say researchers at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS). The study was published in the journal Neurology: Clinical Practice, which found that people who use smartphones excessively can have more serious migraine problems.

Don’t avoid sleep

Lack of sleep can be a major cause of migraine attacks. Not only this, but several other problems like anxiety, depression, fatigue, etc. are triggered by sleep apnea. Therefore, take 6-7 hours of sleep every day to improve your health.

With inputs from IANS.

Written by: Sanyukta Baijal