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NATURAL REMEDIES FOR HEADACHES

We don't always know what triggers headaches. Sometimes it's tension/stress, lack of sleep or even eye strain from too much screen time. It could also be because you missed your daily cup of coffee or tea, or because you caught a cold or virus.
We don't always know what triggers headaches. Sometimes it's tension/stress, lack of sleep or even eye strain from too much screen time. It could also be because you missed your daily cup of coffee or tea, or because you caught a cold or virus.

For anyone who suffers from migraines, there are certain prescription medications that can help, and a doctor can advise you on what steps you should take as early as possible to reduce the suffering that comes with a miserable migraine.

However, if you are one of the majority of people who struggle with these everyday, annoying headaches, there are many natural, alternative remedies that may be helpful beyond the doctor's tried-and-true advice - take 2 Tylenol and call me tomorrow early.

The following 7 remedies and recommendations might prove helpful the next time you feel yourself getting a headache:

Drink water - often headaches are caused by dehydration, and you may not even realize you are dehydrated, especially in colder weather. Staying hydrated is just as important during the winter months, and when you're spending more time indoors and perhaps being less active overall, it's easy to forget to drink at least the recommended 8 glasses of water per day, if not more.
Go to sleep - it is quite possible that the headache is due to severe fatigue. Sometimes just turning off the lights and laying your head down for a nap (or more) is enough to quickly feel better.
Take vitamins and minerals - Magnesium is a vital mineral in our bodies, and many people suffer from a deficiency without knowing it. Taking magnesium daily may help reduce the frequency or severity of headaches. The B complex vitamins are water soluble, so a daily dose will not do any harm, and the excess will be flushed out of the body.
Cold or frozen compress - A bag of frozen peas on the forehead or back of the neck also usually provides relief. The cold has an anti-inflammatory effect and constricts blood vessels, which is helpful in relieving headaches.
Essential oils - Lavender and peppermint oil are particularly helpful in relieving headache symptoms. A few drops applied to the temples, forehead and behind the ears can have a very soothing effect. Also, try putting a few drops on your pillow before lying down to relieve your next headache.
Massage - if you have someone with strong hands, consider taking advantage of this. If not, you can also give yourself a healing massage. Focus on the neck, temples and forehead and rub them with gentle movements to relieve the pain. Try using an anti-inflammatory, skin-soothing CBD cream during the massage for faster relief.
Exercise / Moderate Sport - Get outside into the fresh air and get your body moving with moderate sport. Even a 20-minute brisk walk or jog can boost natural endorphins and reduce stress, which usually helps relieve headaches.
It's a matter of trial and error as to what works for you and what doesn't. Sometimes it is a combination of one or more of these agents used together. I hope this list will be useful to you the next time you get a headache.