Migraine Awareness Week 7th September – 13th September

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The 7th September 2014 sees the start of Migraine Awareness Week and if anyone knows someone who suffers or you suffer yourself from Migraines, you will know how debilitating they can be.

What is a migraine like?

The pain of a Migraine is classified as moderate to severe, usually accompanied by an intense pulsating or throbbing pain on one or both sides of the head. A migraine can last for several hours or even days in severe cases and can become worse with activity, noise, light or odours. The Migraine can then disappear and not be experienced for some time afterwards for example weeks or months then suddenly return without prior warning.

Some triggers to migraines include:

  • lack of sleep;
  • changes in weather, in particular pressure;
  • certain foods and drinks;
  • sensory overload such as lighting, sounds, strong odours and stress.

How can Homeopathy help?

A Homeopath may be able to support you to identify some possible triggers to your migraine before they arise and hopefully help you to prevent further attacks by finding a remedy to match you as an individual. This will involve taking a full medical history, including your physical, psychological and emotional symptoms, what makes them worse? And more importantly what makes them better? The sensations you experience during a migraine attack will also be explored and how you personally find relief from it. This may include lying down in darkened room, sitting upright in silence or finding that you have insatiable thirst for cold water. These are just examples but your own individual experience is what matters to the Homeopath so they can match the remedy for your particular set of symptoms and experiences.

Some remedies that can help during an attack

  • Sanguinaria Canadensis – A migraine that ascends from the occiput to over the right eye like a flash of lightning with vertigo that is worse for rapidly moving the head. The eyes can feel as though they are burning and are painful when moved to look around.
  • Pulsatilla – These migraines can be caused by overwork. It usually starts in the vertex (the crown of the head) with a pulsating and bursting sensation. This migraine is usually accompanied by dim vision as though something is covering the eyes.
  • Bryonia – This Migraine can feel as though the head is bursting, splitting or heavy and crushing. Vertigo can be present with a feeling that all objects are whirling around. The eyes can feel sore with pains being felt behind the eyes during the attack.

To find out how a homeopath may be able to help you go to www.villagehomeopathy.webs.com

If you would like to book an appointment please quote ‘Migraine Awareness Week’ and you will receive £10 off your initial consultation. Clinics are available in Sompting and Haywards Heath in West Sussex.

Note: This blog post is for guidance only and not to substitute medical assistance if you require intervention from your GP or emergency services.

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