10 Natural Remedies for Headaches

February 17, 2011 | by DoctorSolve

Headaches are usually pretty annoying, so people believe that a pill is the quickest and most effective way to relieve the pain. This can be true, but sometimes a pill just doesn’t want to work. In almost all cases, natural remedies are the best way to go anyways. Natural remedies can fully heal your headache in 5-10 minutes! If you don’t believe it, you should try these headache remedies next time you have a headache, instead of taking a pill.

Natural Remedies to Cure Headache

1. Aromatherapy.

This is becoming an increasingly popular remedy. A lot of people would never believe that something as simple as a scent could take away your pains. Before knocking it, why not try it? Sandalwood, peppermint, eucalyptus, lavender, and many other natural oils can reduce, or even fully take your pain away! These scents can be found in oils, candles, and soaps.

2. A Large Glass of Water.

This remedy is underestimated because of how incredibly simple it is. One of the many reasons for headaches is dehydration. For this reason, a quick, cool glass of water may be all that is required for your headache to be cured.

3. Hot Shower.

Stand in the shower and let the hot water hit your head and run down your neck and back. Doing so will loosen the muscles in your head and neck, allowing better blood flow. While in the shower, you could also try some of that aromatherapy soap, mentioned in the first step.

4. Deep Massage.

A firm massage on the head, face, and neck can quickly get rid of headache pain. This is one of the many overlooked methods of headache relief.

5. Diet.

Do certain foods give you headaches? If so it is time to drop them from your diet. If you get frequent headaches you should start to watch what you eat closely to see what foods may be giving you these problems. You may want to keep a food diary if necessary.

6. Pressure Points.

Using pressure points is one of the most underestimated remedies for headaches, probably because of how farfetched it seems. Don’t judge it until you try it! Find where the bones of your thumb and index finger meet. Apply pressure to this spot for a couple of minutes, if you’re doing it right, you should begin to feel your headache going away!

7. Relaxing and Resting.

Sometimes when you get a headache, it’s just your body telling you you’re working too hard. Lay down in a dark, quiet room and just take a rest. When you start to feel better, you can get up and get back to your life, try to do some things that are a little less stressful, and enjoy yourself more.

8. Ice Pack.

You don’t have to use an ice pack, anything really cold will work fine. Put a cold item on where ever the pain is, and allow it to sit for 5 to 10 minutes. This will reduce any inflammation and probably numb the pain.

9. Exercise.

This one may not be as easy as some others, given that moving while in a lot of pain is not always Ideal. Regardless, you should try to do this during, and after the headache. Exercising increases blood flow and circulation throughout the body. This will bring more blood and oxygen to your brain. Exercising regularly will prevent headaches from returning.

10. Calcium Supplement.

A tall glass of orange juice will help if you are without supplements. Experts recommend taking a supplement that contains both calcium and magnesium for maximum headache relief. Calcium supplements will increase blood flow and help relax your muscles, this helps to take some of the pain away.


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