Organic headache remedies

Like stated before, there are more natural treatments (eg. willow bark for normal headaches as well as magnesium for migraines).

Feverfew


Feverfew is an herb widely used by headache sufferers. It acts by restricting the production of prostaglandins, the brain chemicals accountable for contracting blood vessels. The contraction and expansion of blood vessels are considered to cause the “pounding” which typifies many headaches, and feverfew seems to lessen it. It’s natural, but – as with OTC pain relievers – abruptly discontinuing its use after habitual ingestion can result in more headaches.

Acerola Cherry


The acerola cherry is known as a Latin American “super vegetable. ” It’s loaded with all known antioxidants, vitamins, and nutrients typical of all berries, but it also contains high amounts of anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are known for being anti-inflammatories similar to aspirin as well as ibuprofen, which are can be helpful to help remedy headaches.

Massage


Easier if you have a very willing partner, but head massages may be self-applied. Strong pressure at the origin of pain has a reducing effect. If you have someone, have them press on either side of the head with their hands, like they’re trying to crush a melon. If the pain’s situated in the temples, rub them. If it’s just sort of throughout the head, palm the top of the head and massage along with squeezing the scalp.

De-stress


Stress is a common – by far the most common – cause of headaches. Have a glass of red wine (but not that many, unless you want a different sort of headache) and rest. Take a nap. Stress caused by lack of sleep can cause headaches (particularly cluster headaches). Read something. Take a bath. Spend quality time with your family. Get some intense workout and let those endorphins circulation. Get a massage (once again); it will offer dual relief – physical as well as mental.

Prevention

Prevention is, like always, the best way to avoid a headache. If you aren’t a sufferer yet, you’re doing right something, but it’s best to shore up your accomplishment. Eat Primal foods. Avoid stress. Avoid pro-inflammatory grains as well as sugars. Follow the 10 Laws of the Primal Blueprint and get lots of sleep and leisure moments. Go on hikes. Play games. Enjoy life and live a good life, and I think you’ll find headaches to become a thing of the past.

I’m sure there are a large number of other herbs or natural remedies out there. I’d be interested to find out about them, but if you’re pursuing the Primal Blueprint in just about all of its facets – diet regime, activity, exercise, leisure, sleep, stress prevention – I believe you’ll find them being highly unnecessary.

3 Comments » for Organic headache remedies
  1. Carmen says:

    Interesting^^

    • Heri says:

      if you suffer from ciohnrc migraines, it might be beneficial for you to see a chiropractor.Contrary to popular belief, chiropractic deals with more than just neck and back pain. Chiropractic is founded in the belief that the Central Nervous System (brain, spinal cord, and nerves) controls EVERY bodily function. A misalignment of the vertebrae (what chiropractic calls a subluxation) can pinch the nerves running out between them, causing pain, numbness/tingling, or any type of general malfunction in that nerve’s corresponding body part. Our nervous system is really complex and interconnected, so it’s important to make sure the nerves exiting out of the spine aren’t being pinched or damaged.I used to work in a chiropractic office and saw how it helped many people with ciohnrc migraine headaches and sinus headaches. Chiropractic is a safe, non-invasive healthcare option that doesn’t rely on drugs that may have potentially unwanted side effects. If you do decide to see a chiropractor, it would be in your best interest to ask family and friends for recommendations, visit a few offices and pick the doctor that you are most comfortable with. No matter what you decide to do, I sincerely hope that things improve for you.

  2. Stewen says:

    I would also be concerned about jmipung to gabapentin.Another answer given to you mentioned feverfew. This herb lessens frequency and intensity of migraines but will not help one in progress. The answers about magnesium similar deal.Have the boy start a journal including what he ate drank that day and when. Sleep hours should be included. If a headache occurred, when and where (right temple start e.g.), how long. Also include weather prior to onset of HA and if he had just looked into the sun. (The sun deal is some migraineurs are sensitive to sun angle especially say driving west nearer sundown.)The above is called a Headache Diary. It will help you discern provokers. The first ref matches many food provokers I had with onset when I was about 10 yr old. HOT DOGS, meat treated with nitrites, aspartame showed up first.The 2nd ref gives many insights into migraine and use of yoga. It includes a note on peppermint oil to treat acute headache.I recommend at HA onset get ice pack, Excedrin or whatever seems to help, dark room, peppermint oil or candy (may help nausea for some), complete quiet, massage site of pain alternating with ice, avoid hot things as they cause venodilation which is a problem in 2nd phase of migraine already. The key is to avoid getting to that 2nd phase to limit length of HA.

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