10 Natural Ways To Treat Headaches in 2020

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What is Headaches?

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Headache is a pain arising from the head or upper neck of the body. The pain originates from the tissues and structures that surround the skull or the brain because the brain itself has no nerves that give rise to the sensation of pain (pain fibers). The thin layer of tissue  that surrounds bones, muscles that encase the skull, sinuses, eyes, and ears, as well as thin tissues that cover the surface of the brain and spinal cord (meninges), arteries, veins, and nerves, all can become inflamed or irritated and cause headache. The pain may be a dull ache, sharp, throbbing, constant, intermittent, mild, or intense.

Top home remedies of Headache are

1.Apply acupressure

home remedies of Headache
Some commonly used acupuncture point locations for relieving headache in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) include  Baihui, (Fengchi) and (Hegu). You can apply acupressure in these areas for similar effects.

(Baihui, DU20), means Hundred Convergences in Chinese. It is located at the center point on the line connecting the apex of both ears. Stimulating Baihui is effective in relieving headache caused by stress. Use your palm to massage the Baihui point in circular motion for 30 to 40 seconds.

2.Inhale eucalyptus steam

Eucalyptus is well known for its stimulating and refreshing properties. It is capable of relaxing the muscles and clear of the nasal passages, which is very helpful in relieving sinus headache.

Take eucalyptus steam. Put 10 drops of eucalyptus oil in boiled water, cover your head with a towel, and inhale the steam.

3.Inhale ginger steam

Ginger reduces inflammation of the blood vessels in your head, which in turn lowers the pain.

Boiling fresh ginger or dried ginger powder in water and then inhale the steam.

4.Apply peppermint oil

Peppermint oil can relax and ease headaches caused by stress.

Apply peppermint oil topically on the temples, forehead and wrists to alleviate stress and reduce tension.

5.Apply ice pack

Ice packs have a numbing effect, which may dull the sensation of pain.

Try using an ice pack to ease the throbbing in your head, by placing it on your forehead, temples, or the back of your neck.

6.Apply ginger paste to forehead

Ginger helps reduce inflammation of the blood vessels in the head, hence easing the pain. Ginger also helps quell the nausea which occurs with headache.

Make a paste out of 1 teaspoon ginger powder and sufficient water, and apply this paste to forehead. Leave it on for about half an hour and then wash it off. Note that ginger paste can sometimes create a burning sensation on the skin. It is not dangerous, but if you begin to feel an burning sensation, wash the ginger off with warm water.

7.Take apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar boosts body’s immune system and promotes alkalinity and PH balance of the body.

Mix 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and 1 teaspoon of honey into an 8-ounce glass of water, and drink it daily.

8.Drink ginger soup

The anti-inflammatory properties of ginger help relieve headaches.

Slice 3 slices off of a piece of raw ginger root, with each being roughly the size of a quarter. Gently simmer the pieces of ginger in 2 cups of water, covered, for 30 minutes. Sip slowly, breathe in the steam and relax.

Taking ginger might increase your risk of bleeding and lower your blood sugar. Use caution if you have bleeding or blood sugar related conditions.

9.Massage with basil oil

Basil oil is a good tonic for the treatment of nervous disorders and stress related headaches, migraines and allergies. It is used to clear the mind and relieve intellectual fatigue, while giving clarity and mental strength.

Massage basil oil into the temples and back of neck to relieve headaches. Test the basil oil on a small area of your skin first. If it is too strong, you can dilute it with an equal amount of coconut oil.

10.Apply cinnamon paste

Cinnamon helps ease muscle tension and gives relief from headache.

Apply cinnamon paste over the temples and forehead.

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