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Migraine relief

Migraine attacks can be very painful experiences that make it hard to function normally. People who suffer from migraines often experience a throbbing pain in their heads, accompanied by extreme sensitivity to sound and light. Migraines can be so painful, that someone who suffers from one only wants to lie down until the attack subsides. Moreover, migraines are an extremely common condition. It is estimated that more than 10 percent of westerners suffer from migraine attacks. Luckily, there are numerous things one can do to seek relief from migraines. For example, sufferers from migraines who start practicing the Wim Hof Method often report relief from symptoms and experience fewer migraine attacks.

How to relieve migraine in a natural way

When you suffer from migraines, it is important to identify the triggers that set off your migraine attacks. There are several things that can cause the onset of an attack. For example, one can think of certain foods, hormone imbalances, stress, and disrupted sleeping patterns. The following things can help you prevent migraines:

Limit stress factors. Stress is one of the most common triggers for migraine attacks. Therefore, proper stress management is important for people who suffer from migraines. Avoid chronic stress, and try methods that can help you find relief from stressful events.

Regulate Sleep. People who are fatigued are more prone to migraines. Therefore, maintaining a regular sleeping pattern lowers the risk of a migraine attack. There are numerous solutions that can help you optimize your sleep cycle

Cold therapy. When you have a migraine attack, you can find relief in cold therapy. The cold numbs your nerves, which reduces the pain. Furthermore, the cold has an anti-inflammatory effect. In a recently conducted study, migraine sufferers who underwent cold therapy experienced significantly fewer migraines compared to a control group. It is important to note that some people experience migraine attacks when their heads are submerged in cold water. You can mitigate this risk by only exposing your body to the cold, and still benefit from the anti-inflammatory effects.

Optimize your diet. The things that you eat and drink can have an enormous impact on your body. Alcohol is especially well known as a trigger for migraines. Besides the consumption of alcohol, anything that changes the physiology of your body can trigger a migraine attack. Therefore, regularity is key and it is advisable to eat enough throughout the day to maintain consistent blood sugar levels.

Relieve Migraine in a Natural Way

Migraine relief with the Wim Hof Method

The Wim Hof Method can provide you with relief from migraines in several ways. It ultimately gives you a way to control your autonomic nervous system, which enables you to reduce the risk of a migraine attack. That is because people who suffer from migraines have significantly impaired autonomic function. The Wim Hof Method is also associated with an improved immune response, which has a positive effect on fighting the inflammation associated with migraines. This reduces the headaches that characterize the attacks.

Practice the Wim Hof Method

The Wim Hof Method is a powerful method developed by ‘Iceman’ Wim Hof. With the help of his method, Wim Hof is capable of extraordinary things such as breaking more than 20 Guinness World Records related to cold and extreme sports. In recent years, Wim and his team have developed easy to understand videos that enable anyone to learn the principles behind the method. In these videos, Wim Hof and other skilled instructors teach you everything about the breathing exercises, mindset exercises, and exposure to cold that form the three pillars on which the method is built. When practicing the method, keep in mind that exposing your head to the cold is not necessary to fully experience its benefits.

The three pillars

Breathing exercises, commitment, and exposure to cold form the foundation of the Wim Hof Method. These three pillars provide you with the means that can help you change your life. Thousands of people from all over the world already benefit from the method, including people with very demanding lives such as celebrities and professional sports athletes. Reported benefits include better sleep, heightened focus, faster recovery from physical exertion, relief from stress, and relief from several health conditions such as migraines, fibromyalgia, and rheumatoid arthritis.

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Wim Hof Method is assesed on average with an 9.5 out of 10 based on 2147 experiences written by participants

Tineke, Testimonial Wim Hof
Tineke, The Netherlands
I have severe arthritis in my left hip. By implementing the Wim Hof Method in my daily life, I can deal with this without getting surgery. I love Wim’s purity. His coaching inspires me and gives me energy. I’m almost 66 years old and by practicing the Wim Hof Method I feel much more...
Albert, Testimonial Wim Hof
Albert, The Netherlands
For 12 years now I have had rheumatism. Thanks to the Wim Hof Method I have been able to halve the amount of anti-inflammatory drugs. My goal is to completely stop the use of anti-inflammatory drugs after finishing the video course.
Aivar, Testimonial Wim Hof
Aivar, Estonia
I am 52 years old, and after 10 weeks of the Wim Hof Method I am in the best shape I have ever been. I did 30 push-ups as a test before I started the course, and when I finished I did 100 push-ups for the first time in my life. The Wim Hof Method gives you a good mood, it’s addictive!
Monic, Testimonial Wim Hof
Monic, The Netherlands
It’s only been 4 weeks since I started, but the results are remarkable! Thank you from the heart for changing my life, my health, and my understanding about my own power and the influence I have on this. I’m looking forward to a nice cold winter in the Netherlands.
Mino, Testimonial Wim Hof
Mino, Germany
Learning Wim’s method is like studying from one of nature’s best students. My life long fear of cold is history. I now fully enjoy cold immersions, but the benefits are not limited to cold. I am now a better person and a happier being. I smile when facing life challenges.
Gregor Testimonial Wim Hof
After 8 months of daily Hoffing, puffing and cold showers I can claim to be cured of my 5 year burnout. Not having had a single cold or flu, my sore knee is working perfectly again, which was very painful the last 2 years. It is like a miracle, and I’m really grateful that our paths crossed.
Franco, Testimonial Wim Hof
Franco, USA
Wim I hope to train with you someday. I love to jump into that cold water and climb that mountain with you. Your method has truly helped me with psoriatic arthritis. I am no longer taking Humira injections for my symptoms. I am controlling it with breathing, cold showers and ice baths.
Matthew, Testimonial Wim Hof
Matthew, Australia
I would have paid $10,000 for this, but that would not be enough because this has changed my life. I feel like I have taken Valium yet am supercharged. As a clinical psychologist my days can be very stressful. There is a stillness inside me now, and what I am really amazed by is the peace lasts.
Per Kristian, Testimonial Wim Hof
Per Kristian, United Kingdom
After 3 weeks of daily practicing my medication (Naproxen) for long-standing sciatica has been cut by 80%, and my arm pain and 'pins and needles' following a neck injury 50 years ago has been halved!
Arthur, Testimonial Wim Hof
Arthur, USA
I got anxiety 2+ years ago, and have had panic attacks every day since. Medicine helped a little. I came across your videos and started to walk my 2 miles a day in only a t-shirt at 20F degrees. Within 2 weeks my anxiety went away! I found it to be a miracle.
James, Testimonial Wim Hof
James, USA
I’ve had astonishing results battling addiction with the Wim Hof Method. It has saved my life and is the only thing that worked on getting clean and healthy. I go ahead and get my suffering over with in the cold showers, so I don't have to suffer throughout the day. Pretty good trade to...
Georg, Testimonial Wim Hof
Georg, Germany
Cardiac and respiratory arrest began my life. Heart defect and cleft palate pushed diseases. Depression, lack of self-efficacy, and post traumatic stress disorder followed. The Wim Hof Method frees me: I am twenty-nine years old, and I love to live. Thank you!
Grant, Testimonial Wim Hof
Grant, Australia
I was born with Spina Bifida, and was told I would end up in a wheelchair. After incorporating the Wim Hof Method into my daily life I have begun to see results in my pain levels and athleticism. I am no longer looking down the barrel of becoming a paraplegic, and I attribute that in part to the...
Raúl, Testimonial Wim Hof
Raúl, The Netherlands
From the 90s to 2012 I developed hayfever symptoms and had to take daily medications in order to cope. The effect of these medications only lasted for several hours. By using the Wim Hof Method training daily, my body has conquered hayfever symptoms since 2013.
Benjamin Testimonial Wim Hof
I started the Wim Hof method in October of 2018, and now the holes I had in my brain are gone. My neurosurgeon was so impressed by the scans that he told me I don't have to come back anymore. I take this as proof that this method works to regenerate brain tissue.