Chronic Pain

Plant-based, alternative migraine treatment

A migraine feels like an extremely intense headache. Often characterised by a throbbing pain on one side of the head, migraines can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days, and it's not entirely clear what causes them, which is why they are so difficult to treat. However, recently in the UK, natural, plant-based migraine treatments have emerged as a potential and promising option in migraine symptom management, helping to improve pain, nausea, sleep, and anxiety.

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Only 10%

of the adults we surveyed knew migraines are eligible for plant-based treatments


product was twice as effective in migraine treatment than over the counter medicine


reduction in migraine severity noted with alternative therapy


of sufferers support the use of nautral, plant-based migraine treatments.

“The Releaf+ subscription simplifies the entire process of my plant-based treatment.“

Nigel, Releaf Patient

October 2023

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Moderate to severe throbbing/pulsing pain

Sensitivity to noise

Eyes become sensitive to light

Loss of appetite

Nausea or vomiting


Increased pain when concentrating or engaging in physical activity

If you are displaying these symptoms, you may be suffering with migraines. Please speak with your GP to find out more.

Treatment options:

Typically, people treat migraines at home, by resting in a dark room or drinking plenty of water, or with over the counter treatments like ibuprofen and paracetamol. But, if a person frequently experiences debilitating or long-lasting migraines, they typically seek professional medical advice. They may be prescribed painkillers or anti-sickness medicines to treat their migraine symptoms, or medications designed to prevent the likelihood of migraine occurrence.

Transcranial magnetic stimulation



Beta blocking drugs

Anti-sickness medications


If you are struggling to manage your symptoms with conventional medicines and have had a lack of success with at least two licensed treatments for migraines, plant-based alternative treatments may be suitable for you. Use our free eligibility tool to find out now.
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A word from our specialist

"Many conditions that lead to chronic pain often respond poorly to conventional pharmaceutical medications. More and more is being understood about how the endocannabinoid system interacts with the more well known pain pathways to work synergistically with these conventional medications. Chronic pain comes with a variety of associated symptoms such as poor sleep, fatigue, brain fog and reduced appetite – all of which treatment with medical cannabis can improve."

Dr David Tang

Chronic Pain Specialist

How can alternative, natural migraine treatments help improve symptoms?

Although the exact cause is unknown, there are known ‘triggers’ for migraine onset including stress, fatigue, too much caffeine, menstrual cycles starting, or skipping meals or not eating regularly. 

Because these triggers are known, there are preventative measures that can be taken to reduce the likelihood of migraine onset, however, these don’t tend to offer relief whilst a migraine is occurring. 

In addition to this, unfortunately, those who experience migraines commonly, typically build up a resistance to conventional painkillers and pharmaceutical analgesics because of their regular use. 

But, recently in the UK, natural, alternative migraine treatments have proved increasingly popular because of their beneficial effect on pain, sleep, nausea, and anxiety - all of which are symptoms associated with, or exacerbated by, migraines. 

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