Discover the natural remedies that can help you find relief from menstrual migraines.
Break the Cycle of Pain
If you’ve ever experienced a migraine you know that is much more than a headache. Migraines are a neurological disease that can include debilitating symptoms such as intense head pain, dizziness, nausea, and sensitivity to light and sound.
Of those that suffer from this condition, 70% are women. It’s also a majority of those women that say their migraines are connected to their menstrual cycle. Menstrual migraines can last for several days and have a negative effect on your well being. Chinese medicine, in the form of acupuncture, Chinese herbal formulas, and/or cupping therapy, can help break the cycle of pain and help you get back to enjoying your life.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why Do I Get Migraines On My Period?
During your period, your estrogen levels are typically at their lowest. This shift in hormones can cause migraines in some women.
Why Do I Get Migraines Before My Period?
Menstrual migraines are connected to the level of estrogen hormones. You can start to experience menstrual migraines when there is a drop in estrogen. This can happen right before your period or during your period.
When Do Menstrual Migraines Occur?
Menstrual migraines occur when estrogen levels are at their lowest. This shift in hormones is what causes the migraine and it can occur a few days before your period or during your period.
Menstrual migraines can also occur during pregnancy and menopause.
Is it Common to Get Migraines During Your Period?
Women are three times more likely to have migraines and make up 70% of those suffering from migraines. Of those women, 60% to 70% found a connection between their migraines and their menstrual cycle.
What Does a Menstrual Migraine Feel Like?
Each woman can feel different symptoms during a menstrual migraine. Some typical symptoms include severe pain on one side of the head, throbbing or pulsing in the head, nausea, dizziness, and sensitivity to light and/or sound.
What is a Natural Remedy for Menstrual Migraines?
There are a number of natural remedies to help with menstrual migraines. Acupuncture and Chinese herb formulas work to balance hormones and also lower overall pain receptors/sensations by increasing endorphins.
Certain vitamins, such as magnesium can help menstrual migraines, and lifestyle choices can also help. Eating a balanced diet with enough protein, maintaining a good sleep schedule, exercising regularly, and managing stress are all great ways to help with menstrual migraines and overall health.
Can Acupuncture Help Menstrual Migraines?
Yes, acupuncture can help menstrual migraines. Acupuncture helps in several ways. The first way acupuncture helps ease menstrual migraines is to bring back balance to hormone levels. The second way this practice helps is by lowering overall pain receptors by increasing endorphins.
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