There are natural remedies that work without reaching for the old traditional pill bottle.
Treatment for headaches
is generally focused on relieving the pain, we have all had them and when we do get a headache, we will do almost anything to get rid of it. However, even more important than relieving the pain is to consider the root causes of some headaches. By discovering the cause then reoccurrence of the headache can be avoided or can help lessen the severity.
Keep a headache diary. By keeping a diary, you will be able to notice patterns that seem to be responsible for your headache. Also, rate them on a zero-to-three scale of intensity: no headache, mild headache, moderate to serve headaches to incapacitating headaches. Start to look at what food you are eating. Many foods can trigger headache. To help find out which foods bring on your headaches, make notes about what you eat and drink each day. A headache usually occurs three to 12 hours after eating a trigger food, so look back as far as 24 hours before the headache occurred to see what might have caused it. Women should begin tracking their monthly periods, as well as their use of hormone-replacement medications or oral contraceptives as a possible cause of headaches. You can then show this diary or calendar to your doctor.
There are several natural remedies for various types or headaches. The juice of three or four slices of lemon should be squeezed in a cup of tea and taken by the patient for treating this condition. It gives immediate relief. The crust of lemon, which is generally thrown away, has been found useful in headaches caused by heat. Lemon crusts should be pounded into a fine paste in a mortar and applied as plaster on the forehead. Applying the yellow, freshly pared-off rind of a lemon to each temple will also give relief.
Apples too are valuable in curing all types of headaches. After removing the upper rind and the inner hard portion of a ripe apple, it should be taken with a little salt every morning on an empty stomach in such cases. This should be continued for about a week.
Massage therapy relieves a headache by releasing the tension that causes the throbbing pain. This is good for stress related headaches. You can rub your head starting from under your ears. Slowly work towards your forehead. Massage the rest of your hair covered head using your fingers by rubbing the scalp. Finish off by rubbing your jaws, neck and lastly shoulders. It takes practice to be able to expel a headache quickly with a massage. Work on it to improve your response time.
Reflexology involves massaging your feet or hands to stimulate the reflex region that is connected to certain desired glands, organs and nerves. By massaging these key points, you can reach your heart, legs or just about anywhere you want in your body. You need to refer to the “hand ” map or “foot ” map to find out which are the reflex regions you need to stimulate to relieve your headache.