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Stretching for Migraines?

7 Feb

Well it is above zero here in MN and I have to admit… seeing snow for a little bit is actually kind of nice. Makes me feel like it’s actually winter. Got a workout in the first day I was home but jet lag finally caught up with me so opted for a nap yesterday and today :-/Gotta hit it hard tomorrow.

Went out to lunch with a friend today and she brought up an excellent question… what stretches can you do to help relieve migraines? I’m a big believer that both medicine and alternative methods should be considered when it comes to headaches and migraines, but since we can’t all afford a massage¬†every time¬†a tension headache creeps in, I wanted to look into it.

Here’s the three articles I found:

MuscleMagFitness

Yoga

Neck Exercises

What do you guys think? Any other suggestions for home treatment? I usually feel better with a light workout, water, and some ibuprofen but a massage with that always works best. And when it’s a really bad migraine, sometimes all I can do is sleep.