Put down the bottle of tablets, and try these All Natural Headache Remedies. They really do help alleviate the pain.
Unfortunately headaches are part of many peoples daily lives. They can have such unique triggers and causes it is hard to find one remedy that will work for all. Try these great All Natural Headache Remedies the next time you are plagued with a headache.
All Natural Headache Remedies
Peppermint Essential Oil
Place a few drops of Peppermint Essential oils on your temples and the base of your neck. This improves your circulation and helps to relieve headaches.
Listen to (calming) music
Studies have shown tremendous benefits to listening to calming music to help relieve headaches. So turn on the Beethoven.
Drink some ginger tea
Steeping some grated ginger in hot water and drinking it will reduce inflammation and may provide relief.
Lavender Essential Oil
Next time you have a headache close your eyes and take a whiff of Lavender. Lavender is calming and some people have experienced success at alleviating headaches by sniffing lavender essential oils.
An ice pack on the top of your head may relieve a headache. You may also have success by placing an icepack on your neck.
Eat some Pumpkin Seeds
Magnesium sulfate can relieve all types of headaches. Raw pumpkin seeds are high in magnesium, so they may be worth a try. If you don’t have any pumpkin seeds, try a handful of mixed nuts.
Eat something spicy
Pull out that hot sauce! Studies have shown that capsaicin can relieve headaches. Grab a spicy snack the next time you feel that headache coming on.
While it may be the last thing you want to do. A brisk 10 minute walk around the block releases endorphins, which have natural pain and stress fighting properties.
Use Moist Heat
If you feel your headache arises from tension in your neck, then dampen a towel with hot water. Place the towel on the back of your neck. Even a hot shower may help.
Probably the most common reason people get headaches is because they are dehydrated. A headache is a warning sign, letting you know that something is wrong. Most people don’t drink enough water. Drinking at least 4-6 glasses of water every day will ease a lot of headaches.
Sit in a quite, comfortable place, close your eyes and pay attention to your breathing. Try visualizing relaxation throughout your body as you do this.
Lie down in the dark
When you have a headache the best way to feel better is to calm your senses. Just closing your eyes and resting in the dark for 10 minutes in a quiet room can help immensely!
A headache is often brought on by lack of oxygen to the brain. Laughter increases our intake of oxygen, thus making you feel better! Turn on your favorite funny movie and relax.
I hope that these tips help your head feel better, and helps prevent you from the pain of another headache. Do you have a headache tip. Share it in the comments below.
Amanda is a busy mom of 3 that is constantly on the lookout for shortcuts to add more happiness to the day. She loves creating recipes, printables, DIY, and sharing family fun tips with you.