You regularly get strong headaches (or even worst: migraine!) and you do not want to keep using drugs to treat them? This article is going to put an end to your struggle. It is understandable that you want to cut off pain killers. You will be happy to know that there are some easy gestures and natural remedies to stop the pain.
The basic advice: stay hydrated!
Dehydration can cause headaches, so if you are already screwed drink water (EASY).
Aliments rich in water could not be harmful, so celery, cucumbers, watermelon, oranges, strawberries, grapefruits should be part of the menu today. Lucky for you, it is healthy food!
Simple and efficient: essential oils.
Peppermint and lavender oils will quickly become your best friends once you realise how powerful they are. Peppermint cools and increases the blood flow while lavender relax and stabilizes the mood. Mix a few drops with coconut oil, rub the mixture on your forehead, temples and back of neck. Enjoy the benefits of the magic recipe.
You can read the essential oils easy guide to discover the benefits of essential oils if you are not familiar with the, yet.
Hot and cold are good natural remedies.
Cold is anti-inflammatory so putting some ice on your forehead, temples and the back of your neck will help.
Taking a hot bath (if you are home) is also a great relief. The toxins that cause your headache will get out of your skin. It will be even more effective if you add peppermint and lavender essential oils as explained above.
Learn how you can relax.
You probably noticed that most of your headaches come with stress and exhaustion, but unfortunately, you cannot stop living, so you would rather find a way to deal with it. There are a few relaxation techniques that could prevent your migraines if you are going through a busy and stressful time. The following could also relieve the pain if it is already too late for you…
An easy one would be to massage your neck and shoulders. If you have a lover to do it for, lucky lady! Thai chi could help to detect the forth signals of the coming headache and allow you to act on time. Restorative yoga can help to prevent all types of daily pain. You could also try acupuncture. Note that those methods can be time consuming if not already a part of your routine.
Relieved to know that painkillers are not the only option? You are not condemned and left alone with your pain. So grit your teeth for a minute, go to the organic shop by your home and try to relax.