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Six quick remedies to relieve headaches

Six quick remedies to relieve headaches

Many things cause headaches; there are tension headaches, stress headaches and migraines. Some people suffer from Occipital Neuralgia which unfortunately medicine doesn’t even touch. Many doctors claim it is incurable and not many things give headache relief. But here are a few things you can do to relieve the pain:

Use thyme and rosemary oil for head rubs. To relieve headache pain, dab a drop or two of thyme or rosemary essential oil on each temple and on your forehead. Rub gently into the skin; sit quietly for several minutes for the results to kick in.

A very effective remedy for headache relief is dipping your hands and feet in hot water, putting your head to your knees and then putting a bag of frozen peas at the base of your skull. The hot water on your extremities pulls the blood from your head which releases your headache. Next time you have a headache, try this procedure; you may be surprised at how fast you get headache relief.

Have magnesium; headache researchers say that migraine sufferers should keep this essential mineral in their medicine chests. Turns out, migraineurs have low levels of magnesium in their brains during attacks and may also have a general magnesium deficiency, according to The Reader’s Digest. Magnesium is also high in foods like pumpkin seeds, mackerel, dried figs, and dark chocolate.

Increase intake of vitamin B2; in a study, 59 percent of participants slashed migraine frequency by half after taking 400 milligrams of this vitamin daily for three months. Almonds, sesame seeds, certain fish, and some hard cheeses are high in this vitamin.

Steep gingerroot for tea; ginger may work against migraines by inhibiting prostaglandin synthesis. It also helps reduce the nausea that often accompanies migraines. Make tea by gently simmering three quarter-sized slices of gingerroot in two cups of water, covered for half an hour.

Brew chamomile tea; chamomile tea has compounds that help ease pain and relax you. Brew up a cup using one chamomile tea bag to a cup of just-boiled water. Sweeten with honey, if desired. Take a few minutes to sip the hot tea slowly.
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