I woke up this morning with a terrible migraine, I bet you know what it is like. I was under the impression that my head would explode at every moment, I could not blink, hurt so much! I did not get any painkillers, though it did not seem to be very useful at this time. However, it is very easy to swallow a bunch of Advil or Tylenol, but these pills cause too much stomach damage. I don’t even want to think about heartburn and stomach irritation …
I had to do something about my migraine, so I went looking for some tips on the internet that looked at natural ways to get rid of headaches. I want to share with you what I’ve learned, even though I have not tried everything from the list. These tips can be of some use when you wake up one morning with a terrible headache.
1. Use a cold poultice
This could be the first and simplest thing you can do to ease some of the headache pains. Place a soft and cold towel over your forehead. It will help the blood vessels squeeze. Refresh every bit with cold water.
If you prefer a longer lasting poultice, place a wet towel in the plastic bag and in the freezer for 30 minutes, then use it. If you have ice or a bag of frozen vegetables in a freezer, wrap them in a towel and use it.
2. Soak your feet in warm water
This is unexpected, but the warm water bath in which you put your feet seems to help your head feel better because it reduces the pressure on the blood vessels in your head. If you add some mustard into water it is even more effective for headaches if it is really strong.
3. Drink ginger tea
Make ginger tea (put 3 slices of fresh roots of ginger in 2 cups of boiling water). Inhale the steam of steaming and tease slowly.
This will reduce inflammation at the same time as aspirin. Above all, ginger is also ending with nausea!
Ginger tea is also great to help you eliminate toxins from your body
4. Drink fresh lemon juice
Another natural drink that really is one of the best headache medicines (everyone will say it) is a simple fresh lemon juice or mixed with camomile tea. This reduces the pain intensity. Drink three to four cups a day for the good of your painful head.
There are 15 reasons to drink LEMON WATER every morning, so check them all.
5. Eat some almond
Did you know that these nuts contain something called salicin used in commercially popular painkillers? Why drink a tablet when you can eat an almond fist? A natural remedy and a much more cherished alternative.
6. Reduce the headache with essential oils
Pepermint, eucalyptus, sandalwood, basil and especially lavender oil (I tried it and it works super!) They have a wonderful soothing effect on painful headaches. Massage areas of the forehead, neck and upper back with one of these oils.
Deeply smell these oils, preferably while sitting comfortably in a dark and quiet room. It will ease your discomfort and calm your mind. Use essential oils also for hot baths or for inhalation.
7. Hold the pencil between your teeth
But do not weep! The pencil will activate your “smile muscles”, and the smile will relax your fork attached to the temples. As bizarre as it may sound, it actually works, but only for tension related to headaches, not for migraine and sinus headaches, keep that in mind.
8. Tie a scarf around your forehead
Tighten something around your forehead, such as a scarf, a tie or a scarf – very firmly, until you feel the pressure. This reduces blood flow to the scalp and reduces the pain caused by swollen blood vessels. It’s very easy to do it and when you’re not home.
9. Light massage
Massaging your head, ears and neck improves circulation, relieves the tension and prevents you from pain. The basic massage is easy to do, just lightly press your temples and other dents like a nape and massage them in slow circular movements, giving them a firm and good pressure. Better yet, let your loved ones massage your head, neck and back, it’s even more effective.
Also, nose bridge massage can be very useful for sinus headaches and migraines. You can try massaging acupressure points on your hands, press firmly (3 to 5 minutes between the thumb and forefinger area).
10. Hot (red) pepper
It is an endorphin stimulant that treats pain and inflammation. You will need to dilute half a teaspoon of red hot pepper powder in a little warm water and apply it with a moist cotton wool to the inside of each nostril. You will feel pricking, that means that your pain will soon be reduced.
Let’s hope these non-pharmaceutical ways help you solve your severe headaches in these not very light and turbulent times!