That severe pain in your head distorts your work and life, isn’t it? You feel like running away from the world. And the worst thing is you never know when it surrounds you. Well if you have been juggling with it from a long time, it is advised to look for some home remedies to cure it. Here is something highly useful for you.
Deadlines, exams, arguments, bad day, irksome bosses or traffic jams, there could be so many things leading your head to ache. In fact, the reports state that even good things can give you a pain in your head.
Generally, the body’s response to physical or emotional stress is termed as headache. Often stress causes the muscles in your head and neck contract, which causes tension headaches. In other cases, it makes the blood vessels constrict and later expand, which then produces migraines or vascular headaches. Well, whatever the reason is behind your headache, what matters the most – the natural and home remedies to cure headache.
Let’s help you finding some easy, safe and effective solutions to your headache.
In the modern lifestyle, staring at a computer screen for long hours is probably the biggest reason behind the pain caused. It leaves your head aching and thus, avoiding eyestrain needs to be the first and foremost most important thing to do. Make it a habit to take frequent breaks from your monitor screen. You can fix interval, say at least once every fifteen minutes, focusing your eyes on something which is twenty to thirty feet away. Also, don’t forget to adjust the brightness and the contrast of your monitor.
The blessing of nature, lavender oil renders great fragrance and yes, it is highly useful home remedy for headaches and migraine pain. The best thing is you can use it either way, inhale it or apply topically. Just two to four drops added to two – three cups of boiling water can be used to inhale the vapors for headache treatment.
It is a perfect homemade solution for treating severe headache. All you need to do is buy fresh ginger from any local grocery store. Now whenever your head starts paining, crush up an inch of ginger root, add it to boiling water and enjoy sipping your team. It significantly reduces inflammation.
DIY Scalp Massage:
There could be nothing best than a DIY scalp massage. It is well known to alleviate migraine pain, and even it is a slighter one, you will feel great. Several studies have proved that massaging the greater occipital nerve, i.e. the area at the base of the skull and in the back of the head, will help eliminating migraine pain.
Cold (or hot) Compress:
Whenever it tends to get severe, apply an icepack to your head. Here you don’t need to put the ice directly on your head. Instead wrap ice or a bag of frozen vegetables in a towel, and then apply to your head.
Similarly, for the heat therapy, with a hot shower, bath, or heating pad, give heat to the back of the neck. Doing so, the heat can loosen up the muscles making you relax.
Being an ancient Chinese healing method, it basically involves applying pressure to certain points on the body. It is said to relieve pain. So, whenever you feel like paining, place your finger in the depression between the first and second toe, and press tightly for around 3 to 5 minutes. You can repeat it if needed.
For this you need to boil a handful of rosemary in a liter of water. Keep it in a bowl once it boils and now place a towel over your head. You need to inhale the steam for as long as you can. So, whenever the headache starts, go for this method. Other additions could be any among, lavender, eucalyptus, sandalwood, peppermint, or basil.
Though there are several medicines, gels, ointments, etc. to work magically on headache, yet it is better to keep it natural. Not only it works well, but also is highly safe. Try them out and keep yourself at peace.