Just like a toddler tantrum, preventing a headache is easier and less stressful than trying to stop one. Research shows that a migraine attack often follows a stressful event or a rough day by about 48-72 hours. If you are prone to this nervous system stress response, what can you do to avoid headaches in the first place? How do you soften the symptoms once the pain has already started? Either way, you need to allow the nervous system to rest and reboot.
Many of us are braving the petri dishes that are trains, planes, automobiles this year. Travel can lower our immunity for any number of reasons: lack of sleep, stress, eating a diet comprised primarily of red wine and sugar cookies, you name it. Transit hubs are contact points for inspiration and excitement, but also germs.