We live within a society that is stress inducing. Getting away from it all simply is virtually impossible. We all know that headaches aren’t any fun whether it’s a pounding ache or a massive migraine. There are things you can do, however, to combat them and sometimes it’s those old tried and true natural cure-alls that are the best for what ails you.
Ice Paks ~ the cold restricts blood vessels around the scalp slowing the rate nerves transmit pain signals.
Nix Smoking ~ increased blood pressure, decreased circulation, inflamed sinus/nasal cavities and shrinking blood vessels = headaches over time.
Enjoy A Snack ~ our brains run on oxygen glucose & when it doesn’t get enough … well you know. Need to eat something at least every 4-6 hours or 5 mini-meals each day
Massage It Away ~ Hitting the right pressure points will do it. Check out this video to learn how http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRPITC9rxNI&feature=rellist&playnext=1&list=PLB5CA2703B2DB4F92
Need Fluids ~ So many times we forget how much our body needs liquid. When it’s lacking, it lets you know because the blood thickens and doesn’t flow as easily through our narrow vessels.6-8 glasses a day is key.
No More Diet Soda ~ Studies are indicating the artificial sweetener aspartame being used as a preservative is a major culprit.
Daily Walking ~ When you walk briskly, your body emits natural pain-killing chemicals known as endorphins. Try 30-45 minutes 3-4 days a week. It’ll not only kill the pain but burn off calories as well.
Spinach ~ This is high in magnesium and will prevent your blood vessels from going into spasms.
Peppermint ~ Believe it or not, a little peppermint oil dabbed on the forehead, temples and back of your neck will reduce the pain in about 15 minutes..