Headache is one of the most annoying problems which affects our lifestyle in many ways. It is one of those problems which bother us time to time. In this fast-moving world, where nobody has time to waste, headache has become a substantial problem for people of all ages all over the world. Headache affects our life terribly. It causes poor concentration, mood swings, and uneasiness in many individuals.
There are many factors responsible for headache, which includes pressure at the office, late night work, annoying bosses or peers, workload, bad relationships, tension and worries in life and much more. In general, headaches are nothing but your body’s response to different worries and tensions in life.
Reasons of headache are different with everyone. So it is advisable to figure out the reason of headache first before starting the treatment. Try to make your life peaceful and tension free as this will definitely help to get rid of frequent headaches.
Causes of headache:
- Excessive smoking
- Frequent use of painkillers
- Strain in eyes and neck
- Genetic changes
- Blood vessel constriction
- Abnormal neuron activity
- Less intake of water
We need to understand that to pop a pain-killer every time our head ache is not the right thing to do, there are many other ways available to cure headache naturally.
Try any of these effective and easy natural remedies for headache :-
Peppermint oil, known for its balmy properties is one of the best ways to treat severe headaches. This oil is very effective in clearing clogged blood vessels that often cause headache.
Take one tbsp. Almond oil or water and add 2-3 drops of peppermint essential oil. Rub and massage this oil on your forehead and temples. This mixture will really help you to get rid of headache instantly.
You can also take a steam by adding few drops of peppermint oil to the boiling water. Take the steam for a few minutes and relax.
Ginger is very beneficial for health due to its medicinal properties. It has soothing properties which help in reducing inflammation of the blood vessels. There are many ways to consume ginger.
You can add ginger while making tea or can also mix 2 tbsp. Ginger juice with 2 tbsp of lemon juice. Mix well and drink this juice first thing in the morning.
You can also apply ginger powder (sonth), mix 1 tbsp of ginger powder with 2 tbsp of water, mix it well, apply the paste on your forehead. Leave it for a few minutes and wash it with warm water later.
Well, it may sound foolish, but ice pack really helps to cure migraine headache. It removes the inflammation in the head and is very effective in reducing the pain.
Take an ice pack and place it on the back of your neck. It is one of the best ways to treat migraine headache.
Another way is to take an ice water, dip a cloth in this ice water and place it over your head for at least 5-10 minutes. Repeat this method several times.
Cinnamon is really a savior for all those who suffer from headache on a regular basis. It is an easiest way to cure headache quickly.
All you need to do is to take some cinnamon and grind it to make a powder. Take 2 tbsp of powder and mix it with 2-4 tbsp of water and make a thick paste of it. Apply this paste on your temples and forehead. Wash your head with lukewarm water after 30 minutes.
Yes an apple is all you need to stay healthy and fit. Apple is one such superfood which is very beneficial and helpful in treating sinus headaches. You can use both, apple or apple cider vinegar.
If you have a headache, then take a piece of apple and sprinkle some salt on it and drink lukewarm water after.
You can also take a boiler, and take ½ cup of apple cider vinegar plus ½ cup of water and cover the mixture with a lid and boil it for some time. Take the towel to cover your head and use the mixture to take steam.
Drink plenty of water
One of the most common causes of headache is dehydration. Water plays a crucial role in the body and it is very important to drink plenty of water regularly. Drink 8-10 glasses of water daily. You can easily stay fit and disease free just by drinking an adequate amount of water. So stay hydrated and drink as much water as possible.
Take help of exercises and meditation
Exercises and meditation are the easiest and best ways to stay away from headaches. If headache troubles you often, then these are some stretches you should definitely try:
Move your head up and down, left and right and rotate your neck in anticlockwise and clockwise direction. This will definitely relax your muscles around the neck and shoulder.
You can also try swimming, aerobics, walking, biking, and any such activity to stay active and physically fit. You will surely feel better after adding any of these exercises to your daily routine.
Practice meditation as it is the best way to stay away from anxiety and depression, which are also responsible for causing headache on a regular basis.
Take a help of Yoga
These are some yoga poses you should definitely try to treat headaches:
- Setu Bandha Sarvangasana
- Uttana Shishosana
- Adho Mukha svanasana
- Janu Sirsasana
- Viparita Karani
From yoga to home remedies, there are number of ways to get rid of headache naturally. You just need to make some efforts and include these remedies in your lifestyle. These yoga poses and remedies will surely help you to stay away from regular headaches. But always remember, by any chance you get severe and unbearable headaches then immediately consult any specialist and take timely treatments.
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