Do you suffer from neck pain, headaches, or migraines? I get all these, plus cluster migraines, ever since I was in a bad car accident. Here are my best cluster migraine natural remedies for pain and nausea.
First, it’s important to try to not take pain pills whenever possible. They give you leaky gut which will make food sensitivities and PCOS or hormonal imbalance worse. Pain is intense, so by all means, if these do not work, take the pills and do things to help your inevitable leaky gut and/or PCOS (if you suffer from that) afterward.
The sooner you start using these natural remedies, the greater the chance you’ll avoid having to take pain pills. When you feel one coming on, get to work as fast as possible.
Hydrate! Your first plan of attack should always be hydration and balancing electrolytes, potassium, and magnesium. A good idea is to down some sugar-free dill pickle juice. You can also use a sugar-free capsule supplement for electrolytes, potassium, and magnesium. Make sure you also drink a lot of water with the dill pickle juice or supplements.
Use a heating pad on areas in the most pain.
If your pain stems from the neck, I would recommend also investing in a heated neck massager like one of these:
Eat some of these…
The powerful anti-inflammatory ginger is more effective than drugs like ibuprofen for pain relief, according to a 2013 study published in the journal Arthritis. The study revealed that drugs like Tylenol or Advil do block the formation of inflammatory compounds. Ginger, however, “blocks the formation of the inflammatory compounds–prostaglandins and leukotrienes–and also has antioxidant effects that break down existing inflammation and acidity in the fluid within the joints,”
Fish Oil / Omega-3 Fatty Acids
The omega-3 fatty acids found in abundance in fish oil derived from cod, trout, herring, salmon and other coldwater fish are proven natural remedies to reduce inflammation. Research from Cardiff University in Great Britain found that cod liver oil not only relieves pain but also stops and even reverses the damage caused by osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Omega-3s help morning stiffness, regenerate joint tissue and have been shown to also aid in an autoimmune disease like RA, lupus, and psoriasis.
According to recommendations of the Arthritis Foundation, when treating conditions related to arthritis it is best to use “fish oil capsules with at least 30 percent EPA/ DHA, the active ingredients.
- Lupus and psoriasis, 2 grams EPA/DHA three times a day
- Raynaud’s phenomenon, 1 grams four times a day
- Rheumatoid arthritis, up to 2.6 grams of fish oil (1.6 grams EPA) twice a day”
Bone broths contain minerals in forms that your body can easily absorb: calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sulphur, and others. They contain chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine, the compounds sold as pricey supplements to reduce inflammation, arthritis and joint pain. (7)
One of the reasons bone broth serves as such a potent natural painkiller involves the ability to act as a soft cushion to help bones glide without friction due to its gelatin content. Think of it as a joint anti-ager.
This curry spice possesses anti-inflammatory properties. It also improves circulation and prevents blood clotting. Turmeric’s active ingredient curcumin is responsible for lowering the levels of two enzymes in the body that cause inflammation.
“Nature’s tranquilizer,” valerian root helps relieve insomnia, tension, irritability, stress, and anxiety, according to Doctor Oz. By reducing nerve sensitivity, it alleviates pain. Drink a cup of valerian tea for a natural pain relief and body aches.
Magnesium supplements can help curb the pain of migraines, muscle spasms, and fibromyalgia. “It’s really easy to be magnesium deficient,” Tanya Edwards, MD, medical director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, told WebMD. Heavy consumption of alcohol lowers magnesium levels. “The foods that are highest in magnesium are things like sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds. Most of us just don’t eat those very often.”
Named for its hook-like horns, cat’s claw, a woody vine native to the Amazon rainforest and other places in South America, is known for containing an anti-inflammatory agent that aids in blocking the production of the hormone prostaglandin, which contributes to inflammation and pain within the body. Stick to the suggested doses to avoid diarrhea: 250 to 1,000 mg capsules one to three times daily.
Commonly known as Indian frankincense, boswellia contains active components like resin that reduce inflammation and pain. Boswallia can be taken as a supplement or used topically.
If these are not offering immediate relief, quickly add a big gun pain reliever.
CBD a non-psychoactive cannabis compound known to relieve inflammation, diabetes, cancer, mood disorders, neurodegenerative diseases, and chronic pain. That means you’ll get migraine relief, not get high. Find the oil or a patch for maximum benefits. CBD patches for pain deliver powerful pain-relieving cannabinoids (specifically, CBD) into your bloodstream by absorbing through multiple layers of your skin. Other delivery methods like smoking cannabis or taking edibles reduce the bioavailability (amount of cannabis going into your body) since the cannabis compounds need to go through the respiratory or digestive system before reaching your bloodstream. For example, if you take a 20 mg edible, you will reap less of the medicinal value than if you used a 20 mg CBD transdermal patch.
My Personal Experience:
CBD helped me in less than 20 minutes! The hunt for good quality CBD can be hard, but once you find a good brand with high-quality CBD, you’re in business. I was shocked my nausea and pain calmed down immediately. By adding a little more, the pounding was down to a simple discomfort. Finally, I was able to sleep that night and once I had my morning coffee, the pain was totally gone.
Normally my cluster migraines need multiple doses of pain pills and I’m weak and dead for the next few days. I was up and walking the next day. A true miracle. That’s why CBD is definitely on the list. Avoiding pain medication that can cause liver issues and leaky gut is a must. Especially for those also suffering from PCOS, food sensitivities, liver issues, etc.
Many migraines stem from digestive issues, food intolerances, or even food poisoning. Sometimes encouraging a bowel movement or even vomiting may help. Glycerin suppositories are a safe and effective method. Again eating ginger can be very helpful. If you can get your hands on a REAL ginger beer like the brand, The Ginger People you may feel immediate relief. This trick has saved me many times while experiences food poisoning. After my stomach has cleared out the offender, my migraine immediately vanished and I was able to go to sleep.