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Ashvagandha – the next best cure.

  • By Digit

    Just woken up from a restful sleep with no noticeable migraine.

    I had taken (along with everything i have in the house, out of desperation) 3 of my ashvagandha pills. The dosage says 1 pill, twice daily, but, desperate times, desperate measures.

    Nothing I’ve ever taken, besides cannabis, has been so effective against migraine.

    This is definitely the number 2 migraine remedy for me.

    It’s no cannabis. Cannabis, depending on the type [I don’t know what arrangement of cannabinoids, or which specific canabinoids is most effective], can switch a migraine OFF like a light switch. First time I discovered this was 2001, with some “charras”, and not all types were so instantly absolutely effective (and I don’t know how much that’s due to the cannabis type, or the migraine type).

    Ashvagandha was a far cry from that light-switch-effect, though of course, it was ingested, n needed to be digested… I don’t think there’s a smokable/vapourizeable delivery method for it. So no instant relief due to delivery method, but I certainly did notice it helping before I got to sleep. … And sleep’s one of the many things it helps with. And being unconscious is itself a much welcome relief when suffering with a painful migraine.

    I thought it important to share this discovery, especially since I saw no mention of it as I skimmed through the titles in this forum section. ~ and of course knowing that cannabis is not yet readily available without utilizing the black market, which understandably many are unwilling to do, even if that means continuing to suffer with a migraine.

    I urge you all to acquire some ashvagandha to have on hand should you get a migraine.

    I don’t want to overstate its brilliance. I’m sure you’ll still need to be wary around triggers, and try all the other things that are supposed to help alleviate symptoms too, but this is still the 2nd best, and head and shoulders above the rest (which in my experience, at most, only offer slight alleviation).

    So, YAY Ashvagndha! Go get some! We have a new ally!

    (PS, I have some in powder form too, suitable to be taken in warm milky drinks. I might try that next time.)

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  • By FionaD

    Hey Digit
    Thanks for the tip! I always prefer a non-pharma remedy so will give it a try. Normally I’d go for sensory deprivation (lying in a cold, quiet, dark room) but that’s not always an option.

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  • By reyesrodriguezjr510

    migraine.com recently published an alternative to anything one has to injest into our system. My natural remedy or rather technique I have used on well over two hundred headache sufferers, many of these migraineurs for 35-37 years and most in front of witnesses
    This completely natural technique that I apply has surprisingly proven to be 100% effective. Those on whom I have applied this natural remedy, as with those who witnessed its application. The ones who witnessed the technique I apply were compatriots or friends or coworkers and a few by strangers.
    Until quite recently, the opportunity presented itself for me to apply it to one suffering from an over indulgence of alcohol often times resulting in a headache as part of the hangover. I honestly did not think my technique would work on this type of headache that’s caused b/c the body has released to much of its required liquid. But my niece was in agony so I tried it on her. She was amazed and I surprised that after a 2 minute application her headache was gone Had I known of this this positive outcome on this type of headache, I would have tried more forcefully to convince others to allow me to help them get rid of their pain by applying this technique to them, instead of encouraging them to replace their lost fluid by drinking plenty of water and/or juices. 2 minutes to obtain relief compared to a few hours for the body to obsorb its lost fluid is considerable and much more desired when one is in agony. I hope to have a design invention prototype soon to submit to a licensing company and subsequently placed in store shelves. With this product invention, one can apply my technique to themselves without anyone having to apply it–not that anyone out there knows of this very effective, completely natural remedy nor how to apply it except for those on whom I have used it as well as those fortunate witnesses who happened to be present. I doubt that before I began using this serendipitous discovery, no other person in this world knew of this very effective remedy/technique to terminate any headache in a matter of minutes and without any long term damage to the body. Encourage invent companies to do what is necessary to bring this design idea into reality and consequent marketing. It is an invention that will be one of the most beneficial remedy’s ever since natural is better b/c it carries absolutely on I’ll effects.

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  • By Carolelaine

    I have used Ashwagandha with no effect, it was prescribed by my doctor for help with migraine and sleep. I was disappointed that it didn’t help as I prefer to use natural remedies when I can. As for cannibals, I tried it several times when I was young and it heightened my anxiety so I have never considered it for migraine relief. My daughter uses it for her chronic pain condition with tremendous success and fortunately it is now legal in our state.

    I find that FionaD’s remedy works fairly well for me also, but I can’t spend my entire life in my bedroom. 🙁

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