Oh, a headache! Nowadays it’s impossible to know a person who has not experienced a headache. In fact, you are sure to meet someone who complains that he has a headache every day. And it’s not at all surprising if you take into account that the number of people who sleep 8 hours a day, who are fed regularly and who manage to reduce the stress to a minimum, is getting smaller.
There are hundreds of different causes that can cause headache. If you do not want to drink a pill at every occurrence of pain in the head, you can try to cure the headache naturally.
Here are some of the most popular natural remedies for headaches:
Place a cold coating
Cold coatings act as a local anesthetic. You do not have to have ice, simply take frozen vegetables and wrap it in a cloth. Place such a cold coat on the forehead or temples. You can also use an ordinary cloth moistened with cold water.
Massage with mint oil on the temples
Ethereal mint oil reduces headache. But, except on the temples, apply it on the neck and shoulders by massaging it to reduce tension.
Put tea bags of mint tea on closed eyes
Take two tea bags of mint tea and dip them in warm water. Then lie down, close your eyes and put the bags on the eyelids. Leave 10 minutes.
Soak your feet in warm water with a few drops of lavender oil
Warm water will cause more blood to rise in the legs and thus reduce blood pressure throughout the body, including in the head.
The lavender oil with its aroma helps relax and relieve pain.
Drink tea from chamomile, rosemary or ginger
Make a 15-minute break, make tea and drink it slowly in a quiet room. The chamomile tea contains substances that will relieve your pain and help you relax. It is believed that rosemary tea prevents the increase in pain. Ginger is used to treat headache and dizziness, and especially helps with migraine. Put two ginger pieces in half a liter of hot water, cover the bowl and allow it to boil for a very quiet half hour.
Drink coffee (or a coffee with lemon)
Most people take a cup of coffee at the very first sign of a headache. Yes, really coffee helps against headache, but you do not have to overdo it. One to two cups of coffee can help you, but all that is more than that can have a negative effect. Many claim that lemon coffee helps even more. Well, it’s not bad to drink a strong Turkish coffee with a little lemon.
Drink two glasses of water
Believe it or not, the water can remove the headache. One of the most common causes of headache is dehydration. Well, drinking water is one of the simplest ways to treat headaches. To prevent the occurrence of a headache from dehydration, drink regularly water throughout the day, especially if you exercise or when the weather is hot.
Use the power of the Hegu point
Use the tips of your thumb and index finger on one hand to press the flesh between the thumb and the index finger on the other hand. Press gently and massage that point with circular movements for 1-2 minutes, then repeat the same on the other hand. If you are pregnant, do not use this method.
Tie a scarf on your forehead
Take a scarf or scarf and tie it to your forehead. You will immediately cause a headache to decrease. Some people recommend that the scarf be soaked in wine vinegar.
Do not let them spend more than 5 hours without putting anything in your mouth. Often headache arises from hunger and you can easily cure it with a small meal.
Do not smoke or overdo it with alcohol
Each smoker has experienced a headache caused by cigarettes. Although many smokers feel smoked, they do not give up smoking. It’s no secret that alcohol also causes headaches, especially if consumed in large quantities. Certain drinks, such as red wine, cause headache much more than other drinks. Well, if you often suffer from headaches or migraines, avoid red wine.
The body position is not only important for bones and for your appearance. If you are sitting incorrectly and restlessly, the neck and shoulders muscles are strained and this can cause a headache.
The physical activity increases the formation of endorphins in the body, and they naturally reduce the pain. Experts advise you to practice at least 20 minutes of physical activity three times a week (fast walking, running, aerobics). If you are in better condition, it is recommended to exercise 5 times a week for about 40 minutes.