solutions that work to ABORT A migraine
Once the migraine episode develops, there is still time to completely abort a migraine, especially if it happens early on. The following represent a few ways to abort a migraine without the use of medications, in most cases.
Exercise to abort a migraine
The body needs basic exercise to keep our heart, muscles, and brain healthy. For people prone to migraines, regular exercise will release endorphins which can help to abort a migraine. In some cases, exercise that is too intense may not be good for migraine sufferers but you need to listen to your body. Intense exercise has helped me the most in coping with my own migraines. Let me give you an example.
After ten to fifteen minutes of either swimming or running, my migraine symptoms being to dissipate. If I am in the weigh room lifting without taking long periods of rest, I can also abort a migraine.
tai chi to abort a migraine
While Tai Chi is a martial art and functions as exercise as well, I would categorize this type of activity as a meditation / concentration technique. It forces you to concentrate on your balance, stance, position, and most importantly, your energy (chi). When practiced regularly, it helps you completely focus your energy on flexing and relaxing all the muscles in your body, while maintaining complete concentration. Tai Chi thus releases the tension in your body, including your brain, allowing you to remove harmful toxins. Anyone can practice Tai Chi and it can be a fantastic way to abort a migraine episode.
caffeine to abort a migraine
Caffeine has the ability to abort a migraine, and you can read more about it here. Essentially, it relieves the inflamed arteries in your temple. However, if you suffer from food intolerance as a result of “leaky-gut”, you may want o carefully consider whether coffee itself might be too hard on your stomach. In this case, pure caffeine tablets might be the best solution for you.
abort a migraine using medication
I resist taking any kinds of pills in order to fight a migraine episode. However, sometimes it is the only thing left to do, especially if the migraine occurs close to bed time. I discovered that about 400 milligrams of Ibuprofen can do the trick, with the migraine dissipating within 45 minutes. Immediately when I feel a migraine coming on, and I am talking about a pain of 1 or 2 on scale of 10, I take one gel capsule. If I take the tablet when the pain is over 5, I might not be able to abort a migraine.
I will say that nothing compares to a great workout. It gives you strength, wakes you up, and cleanses your body. If you wake up and feel a migraine episode developing, I would recommend exercising for at least half an hour before starting your day. If you find yourself at work and you get a migraine, work out on your way home but stay with your exercise routine. This will not only abort a migraine, but regular exercise will make the episodes less severe when they do occur.