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Migraines are my bane, since they have been with me from age four. Cures and treatments have been many, but science is incredible. Botox, CBD, recognizing when to fight (Ha!) or when to flee. We are so lucky.
Treatment options were creative and horrific in centuries ago. Here we go:
Wear a goat headband which is made by the skin of a virgin goat. After processing it, cut and make a headband. It would be tightened until pain is just as bad inside as the outside. Important: Virgin goat?
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in it mouth on the head of the patient
using a strip of linen. It bore the
names of gods Egyptians believed
could cure their ailments. This is from a papyrus 1550 BC. unique treatment for headaches
Run a warm, sweet bath. One of the few cures from ancient times that actually has some efficacy.
Add some electric eels to the bath. Ruins a good bath. water and electricity
Trepanation Drill a hole in the skull, releasing the pressure on the brain. This has been around since caveman times. Skulls from ancient times have confirmed this. Stayed in fashion until the 1600s where it was believed to release demons.
Drug soaked poultices developed by a nun in 1100 AD. Place a linen soaked in opium and vinegar solution on the head of the sufferer. It make have had some effect. The vinegar opens the pores of the head, allowing opium to be absorbed. history of headache treatments
Tie a mole on the head. Ancient practitioner said this after his treatments failed. "We might as well tie a mole over the pain." This was, of course, said in frustration. But, hey, try anything at that point.
Burn the head and skull A lot of latitude here, since the physician holds the scalpel and glowing red bar of metal. Shaves head first and then cauterizes area , down to the bone. More actions are to happen, but are too distressing to write here. Bizarre treatments
If pain still persists, there are other treatments.
May God help you if you pursue questionable treatments.
Side note here. When someone is in severe pain, that person will desperately try different cures. Trust me. I know.