As many as 16-18 million people in the U.S. suffer from migraines.
Many of those individuals notice their migraines are worse with drastic temperature changes (especially cold temperatures), while others notice more migraines during PMS.
What are some natural ways you can prevent migraines?
Feverfew is one herb that can be an effective remedy to stave off migraines. Jamaican Dogwood, made into a compress and pressed to your temple, can also be beneficial. Or try lemon balm plus skullcap in a tea.
Unfortunately, once a migraine starts, you can't stop it... you can only mitigate the symptoms.
An anti-inflammatory medicine (such as Aleve, Advil) will help ease the symptoms.
As far as natural options, lavender and peppermint essential oils can do wonders. Essential oils are very strong, so be careful about putting them directly on your body as they can burn. The best way to utilize essential oils is by diffusing them.
What are some other causes of migraines?
Many can be food-related. An allergy to a food can present as GI symptoms or as headaches.
What are some remedies for headaches in general?
Ginger, turmeric, white willow bark typically work better for regular headaches than the remedies mentioned above, but they may also help with migraines.
Listen in as Dr. Patrick Fratellone joins Andrea and Lisa to share more about what causes migraines, how you can prevent them, and what you should do if you are suffering from migraines on a regular basis.