Overcoming a Migraine Headache

A migraine headache can have a detrimental effect on your daily routine. It is characterized as a painful headache often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound, or blind spots Most people often let this pain dictate their lives, often avoiding normal activities. Not allowing yourself to do the things you enjoy, is not the ideal way of life.

Causes:

Doctors do not fully understand the cause of migraine headache pain; however there are several triggers that researchers have identified:

• Stress and anxiety
• Change in Weather
• Artificial Sweeteners
• Too much Caffeine
• Lack of sleep
• Birth Control
• Alcohol
• Skipping meals

Types of Migraine Headaches:

There are several types of migraine headache pain that people may be affected by. For instance, there are cluster headaches. This type of pain is varies as it appears in cycles. People will often experience pain one or more times a day and will often arise during the same times throughout the day. A sinus headache occurs when one’s sinuses are inflamed. This type of migraine headache is associated with deep, constant pain throughout the cheekbones, forehead or nose.

The most common type of headache found in migraine headache sufferers is tension headaches. It may appear in episodes and bring mild to moderate pain throughout the forehead or neck. Often lasting from a short period a time and up to several days, this pain usually gradually progresses over a period of time.

Treating your Headache:

To get started on overcoming the pain associated with your migraine headache, keep a journal to track the changes that coincide with your migraine headache. Be sure to accurately write what time your headache started and other changes that occurred during that time. This journal will help you pin point some of the daily activities that may cause your headache, such as stress or diet.

There have also been several natural remedies to treating your headache. Several hands-on therapies have been successful in eliminating migraine headaches. Acupuncture is often used to treat other types of chronic pain, however in studies; this method has been shown to decrease pain in sufferers. Another natural method which has been effective is the Wurn Technique, a hands-on physical therapy that has been successful in ridding migraine headache pain.