Top Ten Tips For Treating Those Tiresome Headaches
No one wants the pain and discomfort of a headache.
But instead of automatically reaching for the pharmaceutical pain meds, how about trying one or more of these more natural remedies?
Headaches are amazingly common, affecting eighty to ninety per cent of the population at some time in their lives. There are many different categories of headaches – each with their own set of characteristics. But whatever their type, we know that we want to get rid of them.
We share at least ten suggestions for you…
Enjoying a Muscle Rub
Add a few drops of Lavender Essential Oil to a carrier oil such as jojoba, almond or avocado oil and massage neck and shoulders to help alleviate any tension build up.
Chiropractic Care and Posture
A chiropractor has the skill and experience to reduce oxidative stress in the body – in much the same way as an antioxidant can. Chiropractic adjustments or spinal manipulation can alleviate much of the stress in the system, helping to reduce tension and migraine headaches.
Detoxing in an Epsom Salt Bath
Clean both your skin and rid your body of the toxins it might be harboring by soaking in a warm bath with Epsom Salts. After twenty minutes, the toxins will have been released and the symptoms of your headache could well have disappeared too.
Going on to a Gluten-Free Diet
Consider going gluten-free by eliminating it completely for three weeks. Then slowly re-introduce foods with gluten so you can ascertain how much your body will tolerate without starting up those symptoms again – including headaches.
We have all heard or said that you should drink more water if you have a headache. But it is just as true today as it has always been. Most Americans don’t drink enough water especially when they consume coffee, sugary sodas and alcohol. Make sure you drink several glasses of water each and every day as well as plenty of those fruits and veggies with a high-water content.
Supplement with 200 to 600 mg per day to reduce the frequency of headaches. You can add more magnesium to your diet too. Sources include beans, whole grains, seeds and nuts as well as vegetables (broccoli, squash and leafy greens). Soaking in an Epsom salt bath for twenty minutes at least once a week is another way to add magnesium.
Stretching and Moving
When you are working or concentrating hard, it is easy to stay in one position for long periods of time. Your body can tense up and this can lead to headaches. Try to remember to take frequent breaks, stretch and move your head and neck in circular motions to relax built up stress and prevent headaches.
Taking a Vitamin B-Complex Supplement
Just one B-Complex vitamin supplement per day can help in the formation of neurotransmitters (example serotonin) which may be deficient in those who suffer from migraines.
Try our own H-Headaches Formula by massaging a few drops into your temples and the back of your neck, targeting headache symptoms such as throbbing on the head and over the eyes and pain at the back of the head. The Formula uses effective and established homeopathic ingredients as well as pure natural essential oils.