There’s nothing like a headache to ruin a perfectly good day. Instead of reaching for the medication, here are 8 natural remedies to try first!
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When I was pregnant with Selah, I went through 3 weeks of intense headaches. I could take Tylenol, but I wanted to avoid it as much as possible. That turned me towards natural remedies, and I’m happy to say that they worked!
This is the first remedy I try. In order to stay healthy, I drink at least 64 ounces of water each day. If I start to develop a headache, I grab my bottle and drink at least 8 ounces. Usually, I’ve been working on something and forgotten to drink water, so this does the trick right away!
Get Some Rest
Lack of sleep is the one of the most common causes of headaches. Taking a nap or going to bed early is an easy way to clear up a headache. If you’re at work or driving, taking a nap may not be possible, but try to de-stress, relax, and get some rest as soon as you can.
Drink Chamomile Tea
Chamomile is a natural relaxant, which is why many people drink chamomile tea or diffuse chamomile oil before bed. Drinking this tea can help to relieve a tension headache. (Bonus tip: it’s extra tasty with a spoonful of honey mixed in!)
Use Pressure Points
Accupressure is simply applying pressure to the meridian points, or pressure points, on your body to relieve pain. Pressure points on your face, hand, neck, and feet can relieve headache pain. Visit this post from Choice Chiropractic to learn more.
Apply Peppermint Or Eucalyptus Oil
Essential oils are the best natural remedy. Peppermint and eucalyptus oils both alleviate stress and reduce tension, which makes them the perfect treatment for a headache. Choose an oil, mix it with 1 tablespoon of a carrier oil (such as coconut oil) and apply to the temples, forehead, and wrists.
An occasional headache is generally because of dehydration or lack of sleep, but frequent headaches may be a sign that your body is out of alignment. Not only will a chiropractor realign your body, but they can also give you tips on how to keep the headaches from coming back.
Use A My-Grastick
I hadn’t heard of these until I joined a local natural mom group on Facebook. Essentially, the My-Grastick is a roller ball filled with a blend of essential oils. To use, you simply roll it along your pressure points, and the mixture of pressure points and oils alleviates pressure caused by the headache.
The Weird One: Hands & Feet In Warm Water, Ice Pack On Neck
I’m warning you, this remedy seems a little weird, but it works! If you have a headache, submerge your hands and feet in warm water and place a cold pack at the base of your skull. A lot of people do this by sitting on the bathroom counter and putting their hands and feet in the sink. This draws the blood into the hands and feet, away from the head, thus relieving the headache pressure!
Have you tried any of these remedies? What natural remedy do you use to relieve headaches? Leave me a comment!
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