A headache – What is the big deal about it?
Isn’t it weird that ‘Headache’ is mostly considered as an excuse than an issue? While some might be using it as an excuse to skip work or a party for that matter but rarity should not be the basis of misjudgement.
It is difficult to concentrate while suffering from a headache and well, what is the first thing we do under such a situation – Head straight to the pill cabinet and pop an aspirin. Popping pills is not a solution.
There are various factors that trigger a headache such as stress, fatigue, allergies, eyestrain, alcohol or drugs, low blood sugar, hormones, constipation, and nutritional deficiencies. Below listed are natural headache remedies that will reduce your dependency on pills and instead uses herbs, vitamins and diet changes that help in fighting causes of a headache.
If you have frequent episodes of a headache, consider taking a 200-600mg of magnesium every day. It’s widely available and is extremely safe. If you do not support popping pills without a prescription, the start including food rich in magnesium such as beans, whole grains, seeds, and nuts. Vegetables like broccoli, squash and leafy greens are a rich source of magnesium.
2. Gluten – Free-Diet
Gluten sensitivity is also one major reason for frequent headaches. This exercise is much simple as instead of beginning with something new you need to eliminate gluten from your daily intake for three weeks.
Post three weeks, start introducing foods containing gluten slowly. You will now have a clear idea whether your body is gluten sensitive. Also, make sure to keep in mind how much gluten you body can take without triggering symptoms.
3. Essential Oils
Lavender and Peppermint oils have a calming and numbing effects that make them as one of the best home remedies for fighting headaches. Combine a few drops of peppermint or lavender oil in a teaspoon of coconut oil and apply on the forehead. While the result will not be as quick as pills but you will certainly be relieved from that throbbing headache.
4. Chiropractic Care & Posture
Maintaining a correct posture helps in reducing stress from your spine that further reduces your headache episodes. Chiropractor reduces oxidative stress from the body which in turn reduces tension and migraine headaches.
One of the best natural remedies for getting rid of headaches is herbs. Feverfew is considered as one of the best herbs for migraines. It not only reduces the frequency but also stops other headache symptoms such as pain, nausea, and vomiting.
Butterbur is another that helps in reducing the trigger headaches caused due to either our lifestyle or excess use of chemicals. Consider using 75 milligrammes daily for best results.
6. Vitamin B- Complex
Less Serotonin, in the body, is also one of the reasons for migraines. Vitamin B-Complex helps in the formation of Serotonin in the body. Also, Vitamin B-Complex has various other health benefits and should be taken daily for best headache relieving solution.
7. Drink Enough Water
Dehydration leads to a throbbing headache; thus, it is important to keep yourself hydrated throughout the day. Drink 9-12 glasses of water every day – For some this is difficult, we understand. Start with 5 glasses a day and keep increasing one glass every day. Along with this, pay attention to your green vegetables and fruits intake.
8. Detox Bath To Reduce Tension
A detox bath helps in getting rid of toxins from the body. Toxic accumulation in the body not only results in headaches but various other health issues. Heat the water to your bearable limit, one you make yourself comfortable in the cooling water, the toxins will start releasing from your body.
9. Stretching And Moving
Our sedentary lifestyle is one of the biggest reason for major health issues. Sitting in one position for extended time periods results in body tension which causes headaches. Take a break even while working – stretch, move, walk around, rotate your neck in a circular motion. This helps in relieving stress from the body.
10. Cayenne Muscle Rub
This might be surprising but cayenne pepper helps in reducing acidity from the body which helps in relieving headaches. Also, it is effective in reducing stress from muscles which in turn helps in relaxation and less stress.