There are many different ways for how to cure a headache using some types of medications, but have you ever asked yourself that maybe there is a way of how to cure a headache completely naturally?
Oh, headache! Nowadays it is impossible to find a single person who never had a headache. In fact, probably almost every day you meet someone who complains about having a headache. And it is not surprising if you consider that the number of people who sleep 8 hours a day, fed regularly and reduce their stress to a minimum, is drastically decreased.
Cold compresses act as a local anesthetic and can reduce a headache.
There are hundreds of different reasons that can cause headaches. If you do want to exclude the use of any medication while you suffer from a headache, you can try to get rid of it with these few alternatives, completely naturally.
These are some of the most popular natural remedies for headache relief:
Put a cold compress
Cold compresses act as a local anesthetic. If you can’t find ice at the moment, just take some frozen vegetables and wrap them in a towel. Such cold, place the compresses on your forehead or the temples. You can also use and plain cloth moistened with cold water.
Massage with a mint essential oil on the temples
The essential oil of mint reduces a headache. Besides the temples, massage your neck and shoulders to reduce the tension.
Put mint tea bags over your eyes. Take two bags of mint tea and soak them in hot water. Then lie down, close your eyes and put the tea bags over your eyelids. Lie for 10 minutes.
Soak your feet in warm water with a few drops of lavender oil in it
The warm water will increase the blood circulation in your legs and thus reduce the pressure in the blood vessels throughout the whole body, including the head. The oil of lavender with its aroma helps to relax and relieve pain.
Drink tea of chamomile, rosemary, and ginger
Take a 15-minute break, make a tea and drink it slowly in a quiet room ambient. Chamomile tea contains substances that will reduce the pain and help you relax. It is believed that rosemary tea prevents the increase in pain. Ginger is used for treating headache and dizziness and particularly helps in case of migraine. Put two pieces of ginger in half a liter of hot water, cover the pot and let it simmer very slow for a half hour.
Drink coffee (or coffee with lemon)
Most of the people at the first sign of a headache, grab a cup of coffee. Yes, coffee really helps for headaches, but we should not exaggerate. One to two cups of coffee can help, but everything more than that can have a negative effect. Many argue that coffee with lemon helps even more. Well, it’s not so bad to have one strong Turkish coffee with a little lemon.
Drink two glasses of water
Believe it or not, water can reduce a headache. One of the most common causes of headaches is dehydration. So, the consumption of water is one of the simplest ways to treat a headache. To prevent the emergence of a headache from dehydration, drink water regularly throughout the day, especially if you exercise or during the hot summer periods.
Use the power of “Hoku” point
Use the tips of the thumb and forefinger of one hand to press the flesh between the thumb and forefinger of the other hand. Press gently and start with massage to that point with a circular motion for 1-2 minutes, then repeat the same procedure on the other hand. If you are pregnant, do not use this method.
You might check the demonstration of Hoku massage here on this video
Tie a kerchief on your forehead
Take a scarf or a kerchief and tie it tight on the forehead. It will immediately cause a reduction of a headache. Some people recommend the scarf to be soaked in wine vinegar.
Try to have any kind of meal between every 5 hours at least. A headache often occurs because of hunger and you can easily get rid of it with any small snack.
Do not smoke and do not overdo it with alcohol
Every smoker is suffering from headaches caused by the cigarettes. Although many smokers are aware of the consequences from it, they still not give up from smoking.
It is no secret that alcohol causes a headache, especially when consumed in large quantities. Some beverages, such as red wine, can cause headaches more often compared to others. So, if you often suffer from headaches or migraines, try to avoid red wine.
Sit up straight
The position of your body is not only important for the bones and your appearance. If you sit improperly or sloped, the muscles of the neck and shoulders become tense and this can also cause headaches.
With more physical activity we increase the endorphin’s development in the body, and they do naturally reduce pain. Experts advise to include at least 20 minutes of physical activity three times a week (brisk walking, running, aerobics). If you are in a better condition, it is recommended to practice 5 times a week for about 40 minutes.