When stricken with a migraine headache, it can feel like you just awakened a sleeping dragon. Migraines typically last about four hours but can last up to three days if untreated.
The location of the pain and its intensity can vary and the headache pain may affect one side of the head or both, it can also spread to the face or jaw.
Migraine headaches are one of the most common medical conditions in the United States, affecting about 20% of the population. It’s also commonly misdiagnosed since migraine triggers can seem like an allergic reaction or a sinus infection. And it can take up to two years to receive a proper diagnosis from your doctor.
You may be part of a growing trend of migraine sufferers preferring natural at-home remedies over being medicated to treat their migraines. Migraine sufferers with more severe pain report disruption to their daily lives leaving them frustrated with misdiagnosis or ineffective treatment, so natural remedies become their go-to sources.
If so, you may be familiar with using cold or hot therapy treatments to ease symptoms, as one TikTok user swears by.
Paige More, who has gone viral with over 410k hearts and nearly 54k shares has a remedy she says helps her instantly relieve her migraine pain. The secret sauce? More uses both heat and cold therapies at the same time.
According to Healthline applying cold or frozen compresses to the neck or head area decreases inflammation and constricts blood vessels, all of which help reduce headache pain.
And when using heat therapy, it stimulates nerve endings called thermoreceptors, which may