YouTube is probably not the first thing you think about when you are looking to learn more about migraines or treatment options for migraines. The truth is, it wasn’t the very first thing we thought of either. However, after spending hours researching on YouTube, it can be said that there are hundreds of videos that are legit help. The problem is, you have to weed through all the not so great ones. That’s what we are here for. We weeded through the not so great ones and found the ones that you want to watch. We put them all together in this one list so that you can go right to YouTube and find what you are looking for. Here are the five best migraine YouTubers:
We love that it is animated, fun, and honest. Despite the fact it is only ten minutes long, it is still full of information that you can use in your fight against the pain of a migraine. You will want to add this video to your favorite list and watch it over and over. You will use the tips. You will feel like you are learning something every time you do watch it.
The best part of this video is the facts. It is hard to find information that is so honest and real. It’s like being able to ask all the questions that you wanted to ask but didn’t know who to ask. They are honest answers that you can relate to. The whole video is about ten minutes long, just long enough to be completely absorbed by the information but not so long that you get bored and tired of listening.
If you are looking for more information about triggers, this is THE go to video. It is perfect for those who are just beginning to suffer from migraines or are finally ready to step out of the realm of the medications and be more proactive. This video helps to put things into perspective so that you can find what will work for you. Doctor Oz has some really helpful videos and its worth following him to get the information you need as it is updated. Remember that not all triggers work for everyone and you may need to watch more videos on triggers to find what yours are.
To be only six minutes, this YouTube video is in depth and honest. When we originally watched it, we didn’t expect too much, but it really did surprise us. Not only do you learn the cause of the migraine, as in the physical reaction within your head, but you learn how to deal with it in healthy ways. It shows you that your life doesn’t have to revolve around the migraine. We all need a reminder of that from time to time.
Migraine Disorders has a series of videos that are designed to do more than just teach. They help you to connect to others that have the same condition. You have real-life testimonies from people who have similar reactions, problems, and disruptions as you have. It isn’t just about dealing with what you are dealing with. It’s about knowing that you aren’t alone and that you can overcome it. There are many videos in this collection about real life that help you to realize that you don’t have to give up doing the things that you know and love.
Besides having all these great resources right at your fingertips, YouTube also offers you options to try and relieve some of your symptoms. As we’re finding people that are easy to relate to, we found other videos that are worth investing your time into. For example, there are many videos that are designed to help soothe your headache with music, lights, and even meditation. You can also find helpful videos on hypnosis if you want to give it a try. Here are a few more video resources that you might find worth the time. Hopefully, they will bring you a little relief as well.
Soothing Music Videos
This particular video is designed to relax your mind. It relieves stress so that your body can relax which will help ease your migraine. It is an hour long. By the end of it, you should be able to fall asleep and wake up feeling refreshed and migraine free. You could use it as you feel the migraine coming on to relieve the symptoms and possibly allow you to prevent it as well. It could turn out to be the most valuable tool in your toolbox.
This video has less music and more natural sounds. It is soothing and relaxing without having the beat that might make a migraine worse. It is meditation music that lasts from about three hours, that way you can take your time to feel more absorbed into the sounds. You can let your mind go and just let it heal itself. You can use it for so much more than migraines, which may help you feel like you are getting control of your mind and your life.
Of the three videos, this one is the shortest. It is designed to use scientific techniques to help to soothe and calm the nerves in your brain so that you feel better sooner. The video claims that it can relieve your migraine the first time you watch and then every time you watch it. You should give it a try. All you have to lose is your migraine, so give it a shot.
Mediation for Migraines
We know how hard it is to get any thought to go through when you have a migraine. We know that just trying to rest is almost impossible. You may have the sensitivity to sound and lights, which is why guided meditation might just work for you. If you can slow your mind down to follow the steps that the video gives you, you may find some real relief. Here is a couple that you may find helpful.
You can close your mind and focus on this video. It will overtake both your sound and your vision so that you can completely relieve your stress. Stress is a huge factor in triggering migraines. Learning to deal with it in healthy ways, like this guided meditation video, can help to avoid migraines altogether. It can be used after a long day that you know is going to end in a migraine or you can use it as you feel a migraine coming. Either way, you are sure to find relief from your migraine just by simply following the directions that are given to you in the video.
This particular video is shorter than the previous one on the list. It is more direct and probably slightly more user-friendly. There is no reason why you can’t listen to this on your way home from work or while sitting in traffic. It will help you to de-stress and refocus on the important things in your life. Imagine how much better you will feel when you set aside time to unwind and refocus on a daily basis. It will help you to grab control of your life without depending on pain medications.
The final thing that we found on YouTube that could really help with all migraines is the self-hypnosis. All you have to do is follow exactly what the videos tell you to do. The benefit is that it will help to pinpoint the pain centers and then relieve the pain. Self-hypnosis isn’t for everyone. It can be controversial. However, the ones that do use self-hypnosis, say that there is no better way to grab a hold of the pain and relieve it. It is one of the most efficient ways to do something for yourself. You feel in control of your pain. Which means that you aren’t going to be suffering from migraines near as much. All you need to do is go on to YouTube and search self-hypnosis videos. You are sure to find the perfect one to match your lifestyle.
We hope that you are finding this article full of the information that you will use on a regular basis. It is your life. It is up to you to take control of it instead of letting migraines control every aspect of your life. There is nothing worse than a headache, the good news is that you can control the intensity and the duration of it with just a little practice.