Hot water for migraines.


Newsgroups: alt.folklore.herbs
Subject: Re: Migraine
From: (Jeff Jones)
Date: 13 Jul 1994 16:21:02 GMT

: Could someone suggest herbal therapy for prevention of migraine attacks and relief of attacks?

Can't _MEDICALLY_ explain why this works, but ...

I fill a sink up with hot water - as hot as I can bear. Then I put BOTH hands in and leave them as long as I can. This usually gets rid of it completely.

My un-expert opinion on this is that (I have read) migraines are ´sometimes caused by dilation of the blood vessels in the brain. I figure that if I overheat my hands, my internal thermostat will kick in and dilate the vessels in my hands in order to send more blood to them to cool them down. A side effect is that the dilated vessels in my head shrink. Or it might work because I want it to.

Laugh if you want, but it works for me.