Do you know that headaches are the most common form of pain? Relatively minor and temporary conditions such as dehydration, stress, flu, cold, ear infection, tooth infection, or staring at a computer screen or television screen for too long can cause most headaches. Others may be caused by underlying medical issues, like a blow to the head or something more serious.
Fortunately, you can ease most headaches naturally and get rid of the pain fast. While over-the-counter medications may alleviate the pain of both chronic and occasional headaches, natural remedies provide relief without side effects of pharmaceuticals tablets and drugs.
So after a careful study and research I present to you 10 ways to get rid of headaches fast and they are as follows;
1. Drink More Water
If you suspect that dehydration may be causing your headache, drink up! Consuming two to three cups of water may help, but it may take 30 minutes to three hours to work. Research hasn’t found that drinking more water can prevent headaches, however. Generally, it’s important for your overall health to stay hydrated and drink plenty of water throughout the day.
2. Use Essential Oils
Essential Oils provide many therapeutic benefits, and both lavender and peppermint essential oils can help relieve headaches. Studies have found peppermint oil to be as effective as acetaminophen (paracetamol) and aspirin for tension headaches. Apply a couple of drops of undiluted peppermint oil to your temples, making sure to avoid your eye area. If your skin is sensitive, you can dilute it in a carrier like almond or coconut oil. Using lavender essential oil for aromatherapy also helps relieve stress and headaches; simply rub some between your hands and inhale. Some evidence suggests that lavender is an effective and safe way to reduce the severity of migraine headaches.
3. Sleep More
If you have a headache, take a nap. But if you get headaches regularly, you might want to consider how much sleep you get each night. Migraine, tension, and cluster headaches are associated with sleep deprivation and other sleep disorders like insomnia. If you struggle with insomnia, natural solutions to better sleep can help, such as keeping electronics out of your bedroom and setting your bedroom thermostat between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit. Conversely, while you need to get seven to nine hours of sleep every night, sleeping too much can actually increase the occurrence of headaches.
4. Apply Heat or Cold
Placing a cold compress on your neck may reduce the pain of a migraine, while heat may be better for tension headaches. However, either may reduce pain and help relieve your headaches. Try both and see which works best for you.
5. Turn Off the Lights
Photophobia, or sensitivity to light, co-occurs with migraines so frequently that doctors consider it diagnostic of them. Blue light, which emanates from cell phones and computer screens, can cause stress headaches as well, so turn off your devices and step away for a while. One solution for photophobia induced headaches is to go into a dark or dimly lit room for 20 to 30 minutes. While sitting quietly in the dark, it’s a great time to quiet your mind and meditate.
6. Meditate & Practice Yoga
Meditation offers a simple way to relax, still your mind, and breathe deeply all of which reduce headache pain. Whether you are a beginner or you meditate regularly, this quiet practice can calm your nerves, steady the blood flow to the brain, and eliminate tension. Mindfulness meditation reduces the intensity of primary headaches, and yoga can reduce the frequency that people get migraine headaches. Consider learning about the best meditation practices and try different yoga classes to see what style you prefer.
7. Try Acupuncture
Studies found that getting at least six acupuncture treatments reduces the frequency of migraine headaches as effectively as pain medication. A review of multiple studies found that 41 percent of people getting acupuncture had half as many migraine headaches in the months following treatment. Acupuncture also proved more effective than sham acupuncture, a control technique used to test for the placebo effect.
8. Use Pressure Points
In acupressure, practitioners push on specific body pressure points for different conditions. You can even perform acupressure on headache pressure points on your own. Try using your right thumb and index finger to press hard on the loose skin between these same fingers on your left hand for ten seconds. This pressure point is called LI-4 or Hegu.
9. Get a Massage
Since many headaches come from tension in the upper back, neck, jaw, and shoulders, a massage can do wonders. Massage has many therapeutic benefits with few risks. It improves blood circulation while reducing blood pressure, soothing pain, reducing stress and anxiety, and just making you feel good. Add in some lavender or rosemary oil for the bonus of aromatherapy with your massage.
10. Drink Coffee or Tea
Did you realize that you can get rid of headache by drinking a cup of tea or coffee? Caffeine found in coffee or tea is commonly used in over-the-counter pain relievers, but you can get this same effect from coffee or tea. Between 100 and 130 milligrams of caffeine contain in a coffee or tea will help to get rid of headaches. You can get the same amount of caffeine from black or green tea. Drinking a hot mug of relaxing tea, like ginger may also help calm your nerves and reduce head pain.
So guys, this are the 10 ways to get rid of headaches fast. Simple healthy practices can help alleviate and prevent headaches, whether migraines, tension headaches or other types of headaches. If you have a headache, natural remedies to get rid of them include drinking water, going into a dark room, and using stress-reduction techniques such as yoga, meditation, and aromatherapy using essential oils. The caffeine from a cup of coffee may also help.
One of the best natural remedies for tension headaches involves relaxing your body and mind, which calms your muscles, reduces your body tension, lowers your blood pressure, and soothes your nerves. Get enough sleep, but not too much and eat foods that help headaches, like kale and almonds. Some supplements may reduce the frequency of headaches, including magnesium and B12.
When you follow and apply this 10 methods I have describe in this article, then you will be able to treat headaches naturally and eradicates it permanently. If you have any other methods or ways to get rid of headaches you can always state them on the comment box. If you love this article please help us to share it on your social media.
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