How to Relieve a Headache Naturally

How to Relieve a Headache Naturally

Headaches can be a day ruiner. They can hit when we least expect it and linger for hours on end.

If you are like most people, you don’t want to reach for pain medication every time you are feeling discomfort. You’d probably rather find an all-natural remedy for headaches that actually works, providing you with the relief you need without having to ingest chemical substances.

 

#1: Ginger

Ginger is an age-old headache remedy. Its effects have been touted for centuries and spanning cultures all over the world. The reason why so many choose ginger to get rid of their headaches is because ginger root reduces the inflammation of blood vessels. This alone helps ease the pain of headaches, because of this reduction of inflammation of blood vessels in the head.

To use, simply steep some ginger tea: Grind up about a quarter teaspoon of fresh ginger and mix with fresh lemon juice and combine with 6 oz. of hot black tea. Drink and enjoy!

 

#2: Stretches

As many people have found over the years, doing some basic stretches can effectively reduce the intensity of a headache.

These stretches include rotating the head slowly in circles, pulling your chin as high up as you can, and then placing your chin as close to your chest as possible, then moving your head from side to side allowing your ears to come as close to your shoulders as possible. Repeating this will help you find relief from your headache fast.

 

#3: Ice

This one is probably the easiest way to find relief from a headache and all you need is an ice pack or some ice cubes in a ziplock bag. Place the ice on the back of your neck and hold in place for a few minutes at a time for fast relief.

You can also place a cold compress over your eyes and on your forehead, as well. The cooling effect, as well as the utter darkness will help reduce and eliminate symptoms within a few minutes.

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If you are suffering from frequent headaches due to tension or stress, you may be a candidate for chiropractic care. Call us today to make an appointment so we can find the source and reduce the severity and frequency of your painful headaches.

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December 14, 2017