Prevent a Migraine
Migraine is a severe headache, usually on one side of the head and often accompanied by nausea or light sensitivity. This is due to temporary changes in nerve conduction within the brain. Migraine causes inflammatory changes in the nerve cells that create pain.
If you suffer from migraines, you know how frustrating it is to have the pain hit and interrupt your work, vacation, or taking care of your family. While effective treatments exist for almost all types of headaches and migraines, they can vary in the amount of time they take to create the relief. The more you can prevent the migraine from occurring in the first place the better.
These healthy habits won’t eliminate headaches for everyone, but most people who integrate them notice steady progress. Begin with these tips today to prevent migraine!
FIND A NEW DRINK
Caffeine can help relieve some headaches and migraines but continued, regular consumption can increase headache frequency. And, you can even experience caffeine withdrawal headaches if you don’t get your daily fix. Lessen your caffeine intake and substitute herbal tea and infused (non-sweetened) water in place of caffeinated drinks.
The quality and quantity of your sleep have a huge impact on your overall health and wellbeing. Five to six hours of sleep a night? That’s not going to cut it long term. Make sleep a priority and establish a bedtime routine. Nothing will have a bigger impact on your long term health.
Stress and migraines often go hand in hand. You can't avoid daily stress, but you can keep it under control to help manage your migraines. Simplify your life. Don't look for ways to squeeze more activities or chores into the day. Instead, find a way to leave some things out. Take a break. If you feel overwhelmed, a few slow stretches or a quick walk may renew your energy for the task at hand. Enjoy yourself. Find time to do something you enjoy for at least 15 minutes every day. It could be playing a game, having coffee with a friend or pursuing a hobby. Doing something you enjoy is a natural way to combat stress.
Deep breathing from your diaphragm can help you relax. Focus on inhaling and exhaling slowly and deeply for at least 10 minutes every day. It may also help to consciously relax your muscles, one group at a time. When you're done, sit quietly for a minute or two. It will help you to prevent migraine.
Regular exercise can reduce the frequency and intensity of headaches and migraines. When you exercise, your body releases endorphins, which are the body’s natural painkillers. Exercise reduces stress and helps you to sleep at night. Some people get headaches or migraines when they exercise. One possible reason for this is the physical reaction to the elevation of blood pressure. This is not a reason to avoid exercise though. Instead, incorporate a 10-15 minute warm-up, which will help your body prepare for more vigorous exercise and can help prevent headaches associated with exercise.
THINK OF YOUR FOOD AS FUEL
It is especially important to eat three meals a day with a snack at night or 6 small meals spread throughout the day. Keep processed food to a minimum, instead of focusing on whole foods with few additives. Some foods are also linked to headaches. Here is a list of foods that may cause or worsen headaches or migraines in some individuals.
- Alcohol, specifically red wine
- Aspartame sweetener
- Beans and other tyramine-containing foods
- Caffeine (often found in foods, beverages, and medicines)
- Cheeses and yoghurt
- Chinese food or other soups and foods containing MSG
- Processed meats (containing sulfites-eg, bacon, sausages, salami, ham)
Those are 6 habits to prevent migraine. But you may wonder if there is any treatment to prevent the migraine?
Botox to prevent Migraine?
While most people associate Botox with its ability to smooth out facial wrinkles, it’s also been approved to work as a powerful treatment for migraines.
Chronic migraines can greatly impact daily life due to the pain and other symptoms they cause. Fortunately, Botox has been shown to be an effective treatment for reducing migraine-related pain. In one study, patients reported experiencing 50% fewer headache days while receiving Botox treatment.
What’s the difference between a headache and a migraine?
Botox is an approved treatment for those who struggle with headaches for more than 15 days per month and experience migraines for at least 8 of those days. But what’s the difference between a headache and a migraine?
Headaches can cause pain in different parts of the head according to their cause.
- Some headaches may be caused by physical or psychological stress (tension headaches)
- Others are caused by sinus pressure (sinus headaches)
- Cluster headaches refer to particularly intense headaches that tend to happen around the same time each day
On the other hand, migraines often involve other symptoms aside from head pain. They may include dizziness, nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, as well as severe fatigue (tiredness). Migraines may occur in different phases, which may involve symptoms and signs like blurred vision, mood disturbances, and trouble with speech.
How Botox Works for Migraines?
Botox works by reducing muscle contractions and stopping neurotransmitters from sending pain signals to your brain. This can help reduce the pain caused by migraines and lets many patients enjoy daily life without interruption.
The effect is only temporary, so patients will need to receive ongoing treatment. The most common treatment timeline involves an injection every 12 weeks, or four times per year. It may take several weeks to experience migraine relief after an injection. Lumina's doctor may adjust this timeline according to your individual needs.
Read also: Botox and Fillers, What’s the difference?
LUMISPA (Lumina Spa)
When you invest time and energy into incorporating these healthy habits, your payoff will be fewer headache and migraine days. This means more time with family, excelling at work, and enjoying vacation without headaches and migraines cramping your style. Start with one habit at a time and you’ll notice big gains over a few week period!
Here at Lumina, we have a combination for Luminist out there, a combination that will reduce your migraine and relieve your muscle, it’s a combination of LumiSpa and Botox Injection Therapy.
Book your schedule for Lumina’s Migraine Therapy now and we will be in touch. Physical therapy is also an effective way to treat multiple types of headaches and migraines – we are located in jl. Dewi Sri, Kuta, Badung, bali if you’re in our neck of the woods and would like to know more, feel free to contact us at +6281228888837 or [email protected]