Treatment for Headaches: Natural Methods

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Headache is a common problem that can interfere with daily behavior.
In this article, we’ll learn about the different types of headaches and the natural methods we can use for their treatment.

Find the Source for the Headache

Although symptoms can be resolved with conventional medicine,
There are many natural solutions that not only relieve the symptoms but also treat the root of the problem.

I recommend maintaining a diary,
a method that is used quite a bit in natural medicine, detailing: 

  • The foods we eat 
  • The medicines we take (especially the body’s response) 
  • And our goals 

The documentation will give us an understanding of what is causing the pain:

  • Is it from certain food we are sensitive to? 
  • Is it lack of exercise? 
  • Stress or lack of sleep? 

Understanding the root of the problem will eventually help us eliminate it.

Also, natural medicine has quite a few solutions for the treatment of headaches,
depending on the type of the headache.

Tension-Type Headache

This type of headache is very common, usually due to muscle contraction,
It is characterized by a steady and persistent pressure that lasts for many hours and sometimes throughout the day.
The pain can appear in any part of the head, in the forehead, temples, or the back of the head.
This headache is usually not characterized by nausea and vomiting.

Natural Solutions:

relieve of headache
  • Just breathe. Like in many problems we have, here too, breathing helps.
    go to a quiet place, close your eyes, and just breathe…
    Breathing will help reduce the stress and tension that causes headaches.
  • Neck massage – in circular motions from the base of the neck,
    from each side of the spine to the base of the skull. 
  • Sleep – soothes, relieves tension, and ease pains caused by mental stress
  • Turmeric – add a teaspoon of Turmeric powder to a glass of hot water,
    wait for it to cool a bit, and drink it.
    It is excellent for the treatment of hormonal headaches as it is anti-inflammatory, and liver cleanser.

Migraine

headaches

A headache characterized by a feeling of vibrating pain,
which comes in seizures, a feeling of “pulses”.
It lasts from 4 to 72 hours.
The origin of the word from Greek is HEMICRANIA which means half head.
Which also describes the problem.
It is often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and dizziness –
the sensation usually results from blood vessel contraction.
Women usually suffer from migraines more than men.

Natural Solutions:

  • Tissue massage with Lavender oil or ointment –
    Lavender is known to soothe, and cool.
  • Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and dairy products. 
  • Avoid salty foods –
    Sodium is known for drying and for narrowing the blood vessels, which can cause headaches.
  • Scalp massage – will improve the blood flow and as a result, will relieve the headache.
  • After a herbalist diagnosis, one can use medicinal plants to treat the migraine.
    Chrysanthemum, Lavender, Mint, and Rosemary In the form of infusion, tincture or capsules can be used as painkillers
  • Cold shower – the cool water will expand the blood vessels,
    as a result, it will reduce the pain. 
  • Press a slice of cucumber or potato to the sore spot.

Cluster Headache

One-tenth of the population suffers from headaches, with high incidence in men (compared to migraine).
The pain is felt on one side of the head.
Also, the pain is aggressive and lasts between 15 to 45 minutes.
It concentrates on the eye area, around it, behind it, or the temples area with projection to the jaw area.
The pain will cause eye redness, eyelid cramping, tears, restlessness,
as well as nasal or blockage of the nostril on the same side as where the pain is.

Natural Solutions:

stress or relax
  • An ointment for the respiratory system
    Lavender-based with added essential oils soothes, relieves nasal congestion,
    and cleanses the respiratory system that is usually affected as a result of headaches.
  • Hot brewing – if your body needs heat, drink green tea with ginger or a cup of hot water with a teaspoon of ginger powder.
    Ginger is good for blood stimulation and the prevention of nausea or vomiting.
  • Add a teaspoon of turmeric powder to a cup of hot water, wait for it to cool a bit, and drink it  –
    Turmeric is anti-inflammatory and analgesic.
  • If the body needs to cool, Aircondition the place where you’re at.
  • Rice soup and lentils – make a spice-free soup consisting of only the two ingredients mentioned.
    drink the soup twice a day until improved condition.
  • Exercise regularly can inject endorphins known for their pain-relieving ability. 
  • Like physical activity, laughter also secretes pain-relieving hormones and can soothe the pain.

Drink a lot and Rest

treatment for headache

Sometimes headaches result from dehydration, hangover, or just prolonged screen staring.
The simple solution is drinking water and a little rest.

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