I (Andrea) have experienced time and time again that when one knows how to wrap and hit certain pressure points, that tichel tying can actually help get rid of migraines! This might seem contrary to what some have experienced, which is that wrapping can cause headaches. How can this be?
I addressed many of these concerns and shared my tips and tricks in this video.
Now we have even more to share on this! Enter Alexi, who has taken stunning photos that show her techniques on how to wrap for migraine relief!
“Migraine days can mean canceling plans, hiding in a dark room, and feeling trapped in your pain. If you’re like me, sleeping it off or even staying in bed for the day isn’t an option. While most migraine days, I want nothing on my head, when I remember to wrap, I’m armed with something that can help ease some of the pain. Try to keep your shoulders relaxed and your head heavy while trying these three techniques. Start by tying a tichel just once behind your neck. You can get away with criss cross instead of a knot, but you will likely experience slipping in doing so. When your head hurts, a knot seems like a big no no, but go with me here. No need to make it tight. Just secure the tichel. There are three different areas I try pressure on. I find best results when I lay down to do this, especially if I can get my husband or an older child to do this while I lay down. The first area is the back of the neck at the top/low on the skull. Pull the tails up and you will feel that tie sort of take the weight of your head. (By the way, these feels great every morning when I wrap, even if I’m not experiencing a migraine). It sort of gives traction on the neck at the same time as it supports the head. The next two are similar. You want to cross the tails in the front and position them over your forehead or the top of your head. Pull them tight as they give your head a squeeze/hug of pressure. All three of these I do for just about five seconds at a time and repeat a few times. This doesn’t take a migraine away, but it definitely helps alleviate some of the pain at the peak of a migraine, and has helped me ward off nausea. If you experience migraines, please schedule an appointment with a medical professional to help you find ways to prevent them. Also, if you feel your experiencing a medical emergency, get to an emergency facility or call for an ambulance right away. In the ER, the tail of a dark tichel can help shield your eyes from light or wrap over your ears to soften loud noises.”
I hope this helps, ladies.
Love and Light, Alexi