Between taking care of my little girl, working almost 8 hours every day, cleaning my house, and trying to spend time with my husband I find that my day is always full and sometimes I am so tense and worn out that I get extreme headaches. These headaches can be horrible to deal with and can keep me from accomplishing my tasks for the day.
I am the type of person who hates taking pills or any type of pain medication and try to find other ways to treat them – more natural ways. I was lucky enough to find a few natural remedies that help to ease the tension and help me to relax the headache away.
What you will need is coffee, bromelain, glucosamine sulfate, calcium supplement, lavender oils, peppermint oils,, and magnesium supplement. First you will need to give yourself a little mini massage when you can feel the headache start to hit you. Use the tips of your fingers and press gently and rub the back of your neck, shoulders, scalp, and temples. If possible find someone who can massage these parts for you.
Apply heat or cold, or alternate between the two. Take a hot bath or shower, or place a hot, wet washcloth or heating pad on the back of your neck. Place an ice pack on your forehead, the back of your neck or the top of your head. When you draw the bath place a few drops of lavender or peppermint oil into it. Also rub a few drops onto your temples, your hairline, and the nape of your neck.
To help you relax even more during your bath and to keep your mind off the pain or off the troubles that have caused the headache bring some candles, soft music, and a good book. Light the candles and shut off the lights. Then you can read your favorite book or just sit back and listen to some relaxing music while you feel yourself loosening up.
When you have finished your bath drink some herbal tea of feverfew, peppermint, or chamomile. These help to calm your nerves and ease tension. If you have a congestive headache then you should drink strong coffee.
Take supplements if you get headaches frequently. Calcium and magnesium relieve muscular tension, the enzyme bromelain reduces inflammation, and glucosamine sulfate can help to relieve pain.
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Acupuncture is also a great treatment for migraines or chronic headaches. I have helped a lot of patients become migraine-free without the side effects of medication. You should look for a good acupuncturist in your area if you suffer from regular migraines or other headaches.
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