Migraines are caused by stress, dieting, insufficient sleep, allergic reactions among other causes. The symptoms include headaches, nausea, pain and sensitivity to sound and light and they can make the victim's life unbearable. Apart from medication, there are other natural ways to handle this condition. Some of the physical therapy routines can reduce the occurrence or effects of migraines. For instance, yoga positions to relive the migraines are easy. They relax the nerves and treat the pangs. Practically, using the thumbs, a person needs to massage the cheeks in clockwise movement. It does not involve force, just enough to loosen up the nerves. As the procedure goes on, the person will feel a comfortable movement under the skin as the nerves start to loosen up. The person should avoid moving the head and instead have the hands going round the cheeks. This should be done for four minutes while inhaling and exhaling deeply. The aim of this technique is to less pressure and enhance transfer of oxygen through the blood vessels.
A person should sit in a comfortable pose so that the whole body benefits from this technique. In addition, since the mind is also tense due to the migraines, yoga positions can minimize this. The mind needs to be relaxed and the pressure points soothed that the blood vessels can calm down. The person should put the palm of the right hand on the forehead with the bottom part a few inches from the nose. He or she should push the palm up and down gently while breathing in and out deeply. This cools the nerves around the forehead. If the condition persists, the person should put one hand on the head and massage it gently. This should be done round and round the front part of the head until the person feels the tension clearing up.
However, it is important to remember that yoga positions should not replace the taking of medication. Yoga may alleviate the pain but it does not cure the condition. There is another routine that can help to cleanse the air passage. This will help transfer sufficient air in and out of the lungs. However, a person should be careful not to deprave the lungs or to cause an overload. This method is called Kapalabhati. The person should breathe normally twice. Next, the person should breath in and then out until the stomach pushes outward. This should be done 20 times while elongating the breathing out routine throughout. The next step involves inhaling, exhaling, inhaling completely and holding the breath for some seconds. This depends with the duration a person can hold the breath. This technique allows the lungs to supply air to organs that may be lacking it due to the expanding of some blood vessels. All these techniques should be done in an airy room to enhance the healing process.