Easy and Effective Alternative Therapies to Treat Migraines

Migraine headaches cause severe pain in the head as the name suggests sometimes accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. During a migraine attack you feel like lying down in a dark area as there is constant pulsation and throbbing in the head. These attacks can even prolong for a long time.

Alternative Therapies to Treat Migraines


There are many medications which are used to cure migraines; however some have faith in the alternatives therapies like nerve simulator, magnet therapy, bio-feedback and so on. These alternative methods are not only effective but assure you the cure in a natural way, thereby minimizing the chances of any side effects. Some of the effective alternative therapies to treat migraines are mentioned below:

  • Magnet Therapy

This is very good therapy approved by NICE National institute for health and Care Excellence. The person gets relief from the attacks by simple push of a button. Magnetic pulses are used for the treatment and prevention of migraines and this is called transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS).The device is placed on the scalp and magnetic pulses seep through the skin.

  • Nerve Simulator

This is also a device placed on the forehead which uses electrical stimulation to cure migraines and it is used 20 minutes a day. The nerve stimulator is a drug free method hence has little side effects.

  • Biofeedback

It’s a metal sensor which is attached to the skin which measures the muscle tension, skin temperature, brain waves and other vital signs. Using these statistical data, a person can better manage the blood flow to the brain and hence better manage a migraine tactfully.

  • Acupuncture

It involves the insertion of solid needles on certain parts of the body and it corrects the energy disruptions in the body. Acupuncture can have lasting effects for migraine and some specific points are there which will help cure migraine. However, remember one thing that if needles are not inserted into the right points, it would not give the right results and will be sham acupuncture.

This practice should be done for at least 6 months at a stretch. It will reduce the pain and lead to fewer migraines. It works on the stagnant blood and “chi” the energy in the body.

These therapies have gained great popularity as they don’t induce much pain, free from any side effects and bring results faster than other medical or clinical treatments. 

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