According to the origianl article referenced below, headaches are a nuisance that may be caused by stress, tension, sinus problems, migraines, lack of sleep or dehydration. Instead of reaching for over-the-counter remedies, there are a number a home remedies that may be effective. To effectively deploy these remedies, one must match the remedy to the likely cause of the headache. If your headache is from dehydration, then simply drinking water or sports drinks should provide you with relief. An ice pack on your forehead can be used to relieve stress induced or sinus related headaches. The cold temperature will shrink blood vessels and improve blood flow to the area. Stress headaches can also be relieved by relaxing tense muscles. This is done by applying heat on the back of your neck. Maintaining the acid-alkaline balance in your body can also alleviate headaches. You can do this using the following methods: drinking warm water mixed with fresh squeezed lemon juice, eat a piece of an apple sprinkled with salt, or drinking apple cider vinegar diluted with water and honey. Peppermint is also useful and can be ingested via a herbal tea, through inhaling a peppermint steam, or using peppermint oil for a temple massage. Other natural remedies to consider are ginger, eucalyptus oil, cinnamon, or betel leaves. So next time you get a headache, instead of instinctively reaching for that bottle of aspirin, consider some of these natural remedies instead.
- Dehydration is a common cause of headaches, so try drinking a glass of water.
- Apples and apple cider vinegar can help you attain the proper acid-alkaline balance in your body, which may help get rid of your headache.
- Peppermint has many soothing qualities and you can either drink it as a tea or massage peppermint oil into your temples, neck, and forehead.
“Headaches are a very common problem. People of all ages get headaches from time to time.”
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