Headaches can be really terrible. When you experience a headache of any kind, all you can think of is finding a medicine or a natural remedy that will work.
According to elderly people, when you’re experiencing a headache it means that you have something in your brain or you think too much and that actually causes the pain.
But, it’s not as simple as that. A headache is usually a sign your body sends you when it’s missing something. Your body then warns you that you need a break and try to make some new changes in your lifestyle.
Medicines will relieve the pain, but the problem only gets deeper and you become full of harmful matters.
You must first evaluate the problems that are causing the pain. Various factors can cause it including: allergies, stress, eyestrain, fatigue, low blood sugar, poor posture,constipation, alcohol, nutritional deficiencies as well as hormones.
Numerous people don’t want to intake the harmful medicines, so they’re trying to find a natural solution that won’t cause any side-effect.
Here, we’re presenting you the top 10 natural headache remedies that really work!
200-600 mg of magnesium every day can help you reduce the frequency of headache attacks. Magnesium is available everywhere and you can use it orally and intravenously. It is safe and cheap. Natural dietary sources which are full of magnesium are: whole grains, seeds, broccoli, nuts, beans, squash and leafy greens, but also some dairy products, chocolate, coffee and meats.
- Gluten-free diet
Try to eliminate gluten for 3 weeks. After this period passes, try to introduce foods that contain gluten, but do it slowly. You must learn how to listen to your body. Only that will help you discover how much you can eat without triggering any symptoms.
- Essential oils
Peppermint and lavender oil are especially good for relieving headache symptoms. Peppermint oil has a long-lasting and cooling effect on your skin. It will stimulate an increase of your blood flow and it will also soothe your muscle contractions. Lavender oil is widely used as a mood stabilizer, but it is also a sedative and is used in the treatment of migraines. Just combine several drops of any of these oils with a teaspoon of coconut oil. Rub this mixture on your temples, forehead and the back f your neck.
- Chiropractic care and posture
Chiropractors can help you reduce the oxidative stress in your body, like any antioxidant. The adjustments made by a chiropractor or the spinal manipulation can help you alleviate any stress. According to studies, these treatments are also very helpful against tension and migraines.
Feverfew is a herb that reduces the frequency if any symptom of headache as well as migraine headaches: vomiting, nausea, sensitivity to noise and light. You can also try some supplements made of feverfew.
Butterbur is an anti-inflammatory herb. It reduces the effects of any chemical that triggers headaches, especially migraines. It can also be a beta-blocker and causes a normal blood flow to the brain. Taking butterbur twice a day in doses of at least 75 mg are needed in order to reduce any headache, even a migraine!
- B-complex vitamins
The formation of neurotransmitters, including serotonin is stimulated by numerous B vitamins. People who suffer from migraines are usually deficient in them. Make sure you take one B-complex vitamin every day and your whole organism will be grateful to you!
- Stay hydrated
Coffee, alcohol and sugary drinks can all cause a terrible headache. People usually claim that it’s because of the fact that we don’t drink enough water. Water is the best drink to relieve a headache as well as its symptoms. Drink between 9 and 12 glasses of water a day. Also, try to intake lots of vegetables as well as fruits that are high in water.
- Detox bath to reduce tension
A nice detox bath is good for cleaning your body from any toxin or harmful matter that can cause you problems. First, pour water that will be as hot as you can tolerate. As you sit in it and the water is cooling down, you’ll release all the toxins!
- Stretching and moving
If you stay in one position for a long period of time, like for example, working on a computer, it can definitely cause headaches as well as body tension.
Make sure you take a break every 30-60 minutes. Stretch and move your head as well as neck in a circular movement. You’ll relieve all the stress and avoid any possible headache!
- Cayenne muscle rub
Cayenne pepper is an excellent stimulant for circulation and reducing of acidity. It’s also excellent against headaches. It’s abundant in capsaicin, so when you apply it topically, cayenne pepper will relieve your muscles and help you against any symptom of migraine!
Another good thing to do is try a nice and relaxing walk in the park with your dog or friends! Make sure to catch some fresh air! Just forget about everything and relax! Get rid of all the medicines and try something natural instead!
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