5 QUICK TIPS TO RELIEVE HEADACHES NATURALLY
Headaches are an all too common occurence, with more than 47 million Americans reporting severe or debilitating headaches within the past 3 months and 9% of the US reporting migraines. Before you reach for that bottle of Excedrin, consider some natural home remedies which can relieve your pain quickly.
1. ICE PACK
Place a cold compress such as an ice pack to numb the pain and shrink the blood vessels and improve circulation. Don’t have an ice pack? A bag of frozen vegetables will work just as well. Just remember to use a thin towel to wrap your ice pack or vegetables in. Don’t apply directly to your skin.
For quick relief, try rubbing your temples or getting a neck, shoulder or back massage. We tend to hold our stress in these body parts and a quick massage can relief the tension and thereby relieve the headache.
If your headache is due to dehydration, drink lot’s of water. Avoid alcohol as it will dehydrate you further.
Peppermint oil has calming and soothing properties that can treat your headache. Get instant relief by rubbing it in your temples, back of neck and jaw. The combination of massaging it in and the soothing aroma of the peppermint should do the trick. Pick some up at your local health food store and keep on hand for when needed.
5 . HEAT
Applying a heat pack to the back of your neck will improve the blood circulation and relieve the tension. Don’t have a heating pad, take a hot shower and direct the hot water on to your back and neck.
Have your headaches begun to interfere with your quality of life? Johnson Chiropractic can help. Contact us for a free consultation and let your Baltimore Chiropractor restore your health! We look forward to working with you. contact