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Helping your child with migraines

Our ten-year-old daughter has suffered with migraines for a little over two years.

We pray she is growing out of them, as they are becoming less frequent.

I asked Anna Claire today what the top three things are that help her the most when she gets a headache. She said:

1. Sleep. Sleep equals relief – period.

But that’s not always possible.

2. This headache roller. I just made her a new one for back to school. I found the recipe on my Ref Guide for EOs app (great app!) 5 drops Roman chamomile, 10 drops grapefruit, 5 drops peppermint, 3 drops rosemary, and 4 oz. V-6 Oil for children under age seven, or 2 oz. V-6 Oil for children over age seven.

3. A cold cloth. She said it helps take her mind off of the pain and serves as a distraction.

Other things we have done to prevent: request teachers with strong classroom management. Noise is a trigger for her.

Staying hydrated is key and so is limiting sugar and food coloring intake.

We saw a decrease in frequency when we started taking her to the chiropractor. I would definitely recommend that.

Thinning out or trimming her hair. She loves doing long hairstyles but I’m pretty sure we can be sure to see fewer incidents with the 6 inches she shed this weekend.

If you have a child who gets migraines and have had success with any other natural remedies please share in the comments!

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