Orgasms release a rush of endorphins that cuts of migraine pain. Since it's orgasms even masturbation can provide relief from a migraine. Migraines are genetic and sex may or may not work depending on what triggers migraines for the individual. If exercise is one of the triggers then sex may cause the migraine than relieve it.
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Sexual intercourse releases certain hormones and chemical inside our body which sometimes acts as a painkillers and relieves certain pain.
One of the researches found that sexual activity relieved the migraine pain or cluster headaches, severe, one-sided recurring head pains, for up to a third of patients. Moreover, some of the patients even reported using sex as a kind of headache therapy. Thus, yes, sexual intercourse does have a potential to relieve you of migraine pain.
The researchers aren’t sure how this happens, but their educated assumption reveals that it could be because of the rush of endorphins. When this chemical, which is the brain’s natural painkillers, releases during sex, researchers think that it numbs the pain of migraines.
Orgasm Relieves Migraine Pain
Precisely, the orgasm, and the resulting rush of endorphins, probably turns off the migraine pain, so even masturbation may be helpful. Thus, orgasm in anyway helps you relieve the migraine pain.
Further, a recent study in the journal Headache reports that the neurotransmitter serotonin is also released during sex. This neurotransmitter is also creates an all-over feel-good sensation. Thus even this could be the contributing factor.
What Types of Headache Can Sex Relieve?
However, there are two opinions that come in this juncture, those who say that sex relieves migraine pain and another group who says that sex can also actually cause a headache by increasing blood pressure and causing a dilation of the cerebral blood vessels. So there is no research that weights the truth between the two schools of thoughts, thus, you’ll have to do your own experimenting to find out whether sex has any effect on your migraines.
Basically, migraines are genetic, and people susceptible to them are also more likely than the average person to develop other types of headaches. Although most migraine symptoms are similar which are triggered by light, sound, and certain smells, nausea, and a constant throbbing pain. These migraine pain can possibly be relieved by having sexual intercourse.
Sex is somewhat a sort of exercise or a physical activity, which for some migraine sufferers can trigger an attack. The exertion puts pressure on both the back and the neck, which can provoke a migraine in people prone to headaches.
The most common type of headache triggered by sex is the explosive headache, which occurs at the point of orgasm; it can actually have similar symptoms to those of a brain hemorrhage.
Thus, it depends on the individual’s susceptibility as to whether sex may cause or relieve the migraine pain. However, this will completely depend on the individual’s health and medical history of migraine.
They obviously have never had one! I hope they all get one and are approached as they are pucking their guts out wanting to die! No empathy from Ayurveda here,really starting to go downhill with posts!
I am diagnosed with classic migraines and sex along with chiropractic manipulation are good prevention for me along with my meds. Nothing can stop a migraine during the attack but an abortive. My pain is so horrible I try everything.
Kimberly Spooner Ramirez, well no wonder you can't get relief from your migraines... Your hubby is always gone! Lol! \U0001f602\U0001f602\U0001f602\U0001f602\U0001f602