In most cases, migraines are a sign of a deficiency in some mineral in the body. They can also be caused by dehydration of the body or even certain foods we consume.
Thirst is not the first sign of a lack of water in the body since, at that stage, our cells are already dehydrated. Thirst is actually developed when the body fluids are depleted well below levels required for optimal functioning.
The urine is the best way to check if you are dehydrated. It is colorless when the body is properly hydrated, yellow in a dehydrated body, and orange to dark-colored when you are severely dehydrated.
In the case of mild dehydration, one experiences dry skin, fatigue, poor coordination, blood pressure changes, decreased urine output, dry mucous membranes in the mouth and nose, and impairment of judgment.
UCD (Unintentional Chronic Dehydration) leads to stress, asthma, high blood pressure, migraines, headaches, and back pain. Dehydration, in this case, is the state of the body which has been living with insufficient water for many years and is severely deficient in certain minerals, especially magnesium.
Yet, before you reach for painkillers, you need to try this natural migraine remedy:
Add the salt and the lemon juice in a glass of water, stir well to dissolve them and drink it right away. You can sweeten with a teaspoon of raw honey. Drink another glass of water immediately afterward, and in the next 30 minutes, drink a glass of water every 10 minutes. Lie down, relax, and repeat if the pain is not gone completely.
The salt in this remedy is a way to address the dehydration. Salt retains water and can lead to water retention. But taking a bit of natural salt in water will just rehydrate the cells, and provide high amounts of minerals, electrolytes, and elements needed by the body.
They will energize the body, alkalize the system, boost immunity, and soothe the headache.
Moreover, make sure you also use the lemon peel when juicing, since it is high in flavonoids and essential oils that improve the absorption of nutrients in the body. Lemon will also alkalize the body, and make the minerals from salt even 5X more powerful.
Try this remedy and you will be shocked by the magic it creates!
Moreover, according to Rachel Nall RN, MSN:
“The Association of Migraine Disorders have created a list of “migraine safe foods” to guide a person’s food choices. These foods generally do not contain preservatives, yeasts, flavorings, and other substances that are potential migraine triggers, such as nitrites and phenylalanine.
Bread, grains, and cereals
Foods to eat:
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Examples of vegetables to eat include peppers, zucchini, fresh potatoes, carrots, and cauliflower.”
Acupressure is a form of ancient, alternative therapy of applying pressure with the fingers on certain points along the energy channel in the body, based on the belief that the human body has a life energy that runs in the body.
When this energy flow is disrupted, headaches and anxiety may ensue and last for a long time. Acupressure helps alleviate stress and headaches by amending the energy flow in the body.
Acupressure helps stabilize the body’s energy, and it is believed to improve blood circulation, unblock nerve impulse, and providing quick relieve from stress and pressure.
You may take acupressure lessons for as long as you like because it has no side-effects. It is always best to have a professional do it for you, but that doesn’t mean you cannot practice it at home on your own.
Those who practice acupressure frequently would tell you that it should be done often in order to result in a strong self-healing and self-regulating system. And the best part is that acupressure is completely painless.
How Does It Work?
Although, as we mentioned, acupressure is best done by an expert who knows all the acupressure points, stress and headaches tend to strike when we are alone, which is why you ought to learn all the points and the amount of pressure to apply.
If you manage to find the right acupressure point and apply the required amount of pressure, you will feel a relief from stress and headache in no more than 30 seconds.
What you need to do
Squeeze the soft, fleshy place between your thumb and forefinger (known in Chinese medicine as the Hoku spot) with your other hand’s thumb and forefinger.
Apply the pressure there for about half a minute and it should ease stress and anxiety and relieve a headache. Keep pressing the point till the pain wears off and the muscles relax. You should feel much better in no time.