Headache ReliefNeed some help with headache relief? Here are some solutions before you pop those pills.
Ever suffered from such a bad headache that you just wanted to pull your hair out? Where you felt like doing anything to make that pain that seems to be pulsating from the inside of your brain all the way to your eyes, just to go away? Yes those blasted headaches…! Most of us suffer from them, and most of us wish we didn't!
Most of us suffer from headaches and most of us get it because of one main reason...stress. But at the bottom, it doesn't matter when or how a headache can strike…what matters is that pain and discomfort it causes. Headaches can be either migraine, stress induced or tension headaches, but what is important here is getting headache relief. The simplest solution is to pop a pill to make that pain disappear within 20 minutes or so, but have you stopped to wonder how good those pills are to your body? What kind of damage can it do to your body in the long run? Why not try some alternative solution before reaching out for that bottle of aspirin? Headache Relief solutions
One of the main causes of a tension headache is poor posture. So the minute you feel a tension headache coming up, why don't you straighten your posture? Stretch your body and its muscles; this is a great relief for tension headaches.
Take a towel and soak it in hot water, and apply this to your head for 10 minutes. This should give you instant relief from a headache.
Some women get severe headaches a day or two before they get their period. This headache typically starts behind the eyes and moves upwards, the best way to deal with this headache is to start eating foods rich in zinc and also lean meats.
Most people suffer from stress headaches; the best way to get relief from a stress headache is to relax. Do some breathing exercises and if possible take a nap to relive the pain. And if you know some acupressure, then try pressing on the pressure points to alleviate the pain.
Typical tension headaches start in the neck and shoulders and leave you feeling uncomfortable, the best way to combat it is to get a massage around the shoulder and neck area. Also try massaging the scalp as well to relieve some of the tension.
Another reason for headaches is hunger pangs. Eating something, preferably a wholesome meal if you have skipped one, can relieve such a headache.
Water is the best solution for most problems. Drink plenty of water to relieve yourself from the grips of a headache. Water cools the body and helps reduce the headache.
Take a break, yes literally take a break. Lie down and close your eyes and remove all thoughts from your mind for at least 20 minutes. This will give you instant relief from a headache.
If your headache is very severe and isn't being relieved by alternative ways, then take a pain killer or analgesic to help. If the headache persists for days, you need to visit a doctor.
- For those who suffer from migraines, the best solution is to avoid certain foods that can trigger a migraine, and if nothing else works, reach out for your migraine medication.
Edited by ~devi~ - 08 January 2008 at 2:50pm