Headaches and migraines are a common problem affecting millions of people every day. Suffering from frequent headaches can hinder your daily routines, making it difficult to work, exercise, and even spend time with family. Over-the-counter pain killers can alleviate the symptoms but not cure the real problems that are causing the headaches. Fortunately, there are numerous home-remedies that help ease the pain while being easier on your body.
Headaches can often occur if you suffer from stress or anxiety. Lavender has numerous health benefits. The relaxing scent of lavender can aid in stress levels while boosting stamina and energy. Consider placing two to four drops in boiling water to inhale lavender-oil vapors as a headache treatment.
- CHANGES IN DIET
A healthy diet has proven to aid in reducing headaches and migraines. Foods containing monosodium glutamate and tyramine can trigger headaches. Additionally, amino acids found in red wine along with foods that are fermented or pickled may play a role. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water throughout the day. We recommend keeping a food journal and see what foods are affecting your headaches and migraines.
- SCALP MASSAGE
Massing your scalp has proven to show reduce headache pain. Try massaging the back of your head near the base of the skull. You can either do this yourself or have a friend do it. Massage in general has been identified as a useful home remedy for headaches, especially reflexology.
- HOT AND COLD COMPRESS
Both hot and cold compress have had evidence to support the claim that they aid in headache pain. Although they both ease the pain, they are used for different reasons. A cold compress is best used on constricted blood vessels and will relieve the pressure causing the throbbing pain. A hot compress can be used for stress and tight muscles. Consider alternating between hot and cold compresses to see which one works best for you.
- STRETCHING AND BREATHING
Because headaches and migraines are often caused by our fast paced and stressful lives, it may be helpful to practice different stretching and breathing techniques. Yoga is one way to alleviate your stress levels, stretch your muscles, and get your blood flowing. Consider setting aside a few minutes each day to practice yoga to prevent and ease headaches. Additionally, if your head is pounding you’re likely not getting the most out of the oxygen you take in. conscious of your breathing to allow fresh oxygen to circulate through your blood.
Ogden Chiropractic Care for Headaches
If you’ve tried other options to solve your health problems, visit OC Medical today. When you come to receive care at OC Medical for headaches, it is very important that we perform a thorough evaluation, as to know how to properly manage your headaches. For more information on home remedies for headaches, give us a call at (801)-337-1657!