Home remedies for head pain

I know some of you, like me, have headaches often that sometimes turn into migraines that leave you rocking in the corner of a room. And maybe like me you don’t like hospitals or constantly popping pills just to get a little relief. Here are a couple of things I’m interested in trying to help sooth the pain:

head pain remedies

1)Lavender Oil:
Put two-four drops for every two to three cups of boiling water into a bowl, cover your head with the bowl and inhale deeply. You can also rub it against your temples and your neck.

2)Peppermint Oil:
This is soothing remedy has vaso-constricting and vaso-dilating properties, which help control blood flow in the body, which is perfect since headaches are caused by poor blood flow. Peppermint oil helps to open and close the vessels that promote flow, and opens up the sinuses so that more oxygen can get into the bloodstream.

3)Basil Oil:
Do you get a tightness in your jaw? Then basil oil may work. It acts as a muscle relaxant, so it is especially helpful for headaches caused by tension and tight muscles.

4)Scalp massage:
You could wither do this yourself or have someone help. Apply pressure to your temples and the area at the base of your skull. Reflexology (massaging reflex points on the hands and feet), is also another way to relieve the pain.

5)Flaxseed:
flaxseed is rich in omega-3s, which would help if your headache is caused by inflammation. It can be used as an oil and ground or whole seeds.

6)Buckwheat:
Buckwheat has a flavonoid known as rutin. Flavonoids are phytochemicals, which are found in plants, and have been shown to contain antioxidant properties, which counteract damage to cells. They also help with inflammation.

7)Almonds:
Almonds are good for tension headaches, so pop a handful of these into your mouth instead of panadol. Almonds have salicin It acts as a pain reliever because it contains something called salicin, which is also an agent in popular over the counter killers, which makes it an ideal painkiller.

8)Fish oil:
There are some small-scale studies that show the ingestion of fish oil can help reduce migraines and head pain, thanks to its omega-3 fatty acids, which promotes heart health. The ingredients in fish oil may help reduce inflammation, blood clotting, lower blood pressure, and steady heart rhythm. Those actions in turn may help reduce head pain because it may reduce the inflammation of blood cells that press and pinch on nerves. Taking a daily dose of fish oil like seven seas could help keep you feeling good.

9)Ginger root tea:
Prostaglandin synthesis is a process that takes place in humans that makes lipid (fat) compounds within their cells. Those fatty substances are like little chemical messengers that mediate biological processes, like inflammation, and alerting neurons to pain. Certain enzymes spark off the prostaglandin synthesis, while some drugs, such as aspirin, inhibit the synthesis. Ginger root, is said to inhibit the synthesis as well. It can also help quell your nausea if you have a migraine.

Do your homework and maybe even talk to your doctor about natural options instead of always running to the chemist. If you have any tips or educated advise, feel free to share.

 

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