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What A Migraineur Should Do When Non-Visual Aura Hits

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Migraineurs may experience the common visual aura or the not-so-common non-visual aura. Non-visual aura can result in some loss of motor ability, feeling of pins and needles on face or palms, difficulty holding plates or opening doors that involve a strong pull action, etc. Here’s what you can do to manage your non-visual aura better:

Action # 1: Minimize functions that put you and your loved ones at risk. Attend to only the chores that are absolutely essential. Get the spouse, mate, partner and children to pitch in. Any activity that is absolutely essential must be done slowly and while concentrating. No brisk, jerky or quick movements should be made that will bring on dizziness or compromise your health.

Action # 2: Take care while walking, especially when you are turning to the left or right to enter rooms or lanes. You may want to watch out so that you are not catching the door edges, etc.

Action # 3: Aromatherapy with the aroma of specific essential oils that suit and calm you often reduces the non-visual aura temporarily.

Action # 4: Lie down and inhale slowly and deeply. Exhale slowly and completely. Repeat the process for 5 – 10 minutes. This is known to reduce most of the symptoms even in a full-blown migraine for half an hour at a time without medication.

Action # 5: Light massage of temples, forehead, neck and eyebrows with Vicks Vapor rub helps immensely in reducing non-visual aura. It also mitigates pain for a while.

Mamta Singh is a published author, seasoned business, creative and academic writer. She is a certified fitness instructor, personal trainer & sports nutritionist through IFA, Florida USA. She is the lead writer and holds Expert Author status in many well-received health, fitness and nutrition sites. Mamta runs her own popular blogs on migraines in women and holistic health. Mamta holds a double Master's Degree in Commerce and Business, and is presently training as a Holistic Healing Therapist from the U.K. She is a registered practitioner with the UN recognised Art of Living Foundation.

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Thank you so very much for the additional information that will serve migraineurs. I am a migraineur myself (for the past 11 years). Yes, I am a Holistic Health Therapist as well and am of the knowledge that certain oils help in the tackling migraine effectively. Sharing knowledge empowers women!! Thank you again:)
Best Regards

September 2, 2009 - 11:52am
EmpowHER Guest

As an occasional migraine sufferer and a certified aromatherapist and teacher I can speak from experience. For Migraines a simple essential oil blend of Lavender and Peppermint in a 2% dilution rubbed on the temples will generally help. There are many physical ailments that can be helped by aromatherapy. Good aromatherapy courses will teach you which essential oils are best for any particular ailment you may be experiencing.

September 2, 2009 - 10:12am
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