12 ways to get rid of headaches naturally

Here are the natural remedies that can provide immediate relief without medication

It is probably one of the "evils" we have all suffered from. There are days when the headache haunts us, both slightly and in a huff, is one of those ailments that unfortunately can change your day in the negative. Even the most trivial and simple tasks seem impossible to us. The most common causes of headaches are stress, tension, restlessness, lack of sleep and dehydration. Medical treatment may sometimes be necessary, but in other circumstances, alternative remedies can prove to be good.

Here are 12 remedies that can give immediate relief:

1) Water
Migraines are often caused by dehydration. This type of headache can be treated simply by rehydrating the body. You can drink a glass of water when the symptoms of a headache occur first and continue to sip it during the day. Try to drink also substances used in sports: they contain electrolytes that can help relieve tension and rehydrate the body. Avoid alcohol and coffee that can make the situation worse.


2) Ice
The pack of ice on the forehead makes it possible to numb the area and thus stop the pain. You can make an "ice pack" by wrapping some popsicles in a thin towel or if you have not ready use a bag of frozen food. You can also use a bag of frozen vegetables, but never apply ice directly to your skin.
In some cases, on the other hand, it takes heat to expand the circulation and let the pain pass. Especially if the headache is caused by stress. Apply a hot water bag to the back of the neck or fill the tub and dip your hands in hot water for 10-15 minutes. If you suffer from chronic headaches, a tip is to make a habit of soaking your legs in a bucket full of hot water for 10 minutes before bedtime.


3) Niacin (Vitamin B3)
Niacin (vitamin B3) is rich and effective food for the treatment of headaches and migraine. Pain should decrease after taking niacin. Niacin is contained in chicken, tuna, salmon, mushrooms, peanuts, barley, bulgur, whole wheat, sunflower seeds, green leafy vegetables, and liver. Niacin can also be taken as a vitamin supplement, always in moderate amounts.


4) Almonds
Almonds act as a pain reliever as they contain salicin. Salicin is a pain blocker and is also effective as a preventive treatment. You can try eating one or two handfuls of almonds as soon as you start to feel a headache.


5) Ginger
Certain drugs such as aspirin inhibit prostaglandin synthesis. In nature, ginger is a natural substance does exactly the same thing. In other words, ginger root can work to make sure that neurons don't get pain. He also learns the sense of nausea that headaches can bring. Just chew a piece of root or put it in a cup of tea.


6) Peppermint
Peppermint has calming and soothing properties, which can help in the treatment of headaches. It can be taken as a tea or you can use the essential oil, which can be gently massaged on the temples, on the jaw and on the back of the neck. Furthermore, even the vapor breathed with mint can help to decompress the painful area.


7) Pressure
Pressure means, when the first symptoms begin, to do with the hands a little pressure on the cranial-sacral system right where it hurts. This helps to relax them and eliminate pain.


8) Sleep in the dark
Light can be really difficult when you suffer from a headache. Migraine is often caused by sensory stimuli: of which one of these is light. If you are outdoors, immediately use sunglasses, but if you are at home, lie down in a darkened room. Complete darkness will relieve you of pain.


9) Acupuncture
According to Chinese medicine, acupuncture is used to realign the flow of energy in the body. And the latest studies on the subject have shown that it seems very effective in preventing and treating different types of headaches.


10) Meditation
Meditation does not help much on pain, but it allows to reduce the frequency and have a better tolerance if performed consistently. It removes negativity, anxiety and therefore all related negative.


11) Massages
Here there are two cases: either find a good physiotherapist (or an osteopath) or try to massage yourself as soon as the symptoms appear. Rub the temples, the neck, the head and the shoulder to try to ease the pain. One study found that patients who were given weekly massages suffered less migraine and the pain was less intense.


12) Stretching
Some areas around the head, if decompressed, are able to relieve muscle tension that increases migraine.
1. Pull the neck (chin forward, up and towards each shoulder)
2. Shrug your shoulders (raise your shoulders up, up and forward, and up and back)
3. Decompress the neck (palm of the hand in front to hold it to perform twisting of the neck towards the two sides)
Try to do these exercises twice a day for at least 20 minutes if you suffer from a headache. You will see that the pain will be more contained.

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