One of the most common aches experienced by everyone on this planet is the headache. There are many factors that can cause headaches for example loud noises, pollution, bright computer screens, dehydration, caffeine addiction, sunlight, heat or incorrect posture. Any of these reasons can trigger a headache. It is always better to try to know the correct reason of the headache. There are many ways to cure a headache, the most common being popping a pain killer tablet and relaxing. However there are home remedies that will work just as effectively without the chemicals. Below are a few home remedies that can be used instantly to cure headaches.
Ginger has natural anti-inflammatory properties that can cure headaches. One can make ginger paste and apply it on the forehead and the pain will gently recede. People also add ginger to their tea and drink it twice a day to keep headaches away. Inhaling ginger vapor by boiling ginger in water is also a good remedy to cure headaches.
This fragrant oil is helpful in treating headaches. Simply apply the oil on the forehead or inhale its fragrance by putting it in a bowl of hot water. Both ways will help relieve the headache.
Mint has been used as medicine for centuries now as it has antiseptic and anti-puritic properties. Mint juice is applied to the forehead as menthol in the mint effectively alleviates pain.
Often dehydration can be the cause of a headache. Body gets dehydrated in summer or after consuming alcohol. By drinking a glass of cool water one can cure the headache in no time. Always make sure to drink eight glasses of water everyday so that headaches can be prevented.
In case you have inflammation located around the temples and sinus, then cool compresses can work wonders. The coolness can reduce the inflammation at the spot and provide much relief. Also place the compress on the neck if required. If there are no cool compresses then a packet of frozen peas or vegetables can also do the same.
People often experience severe headaches after a long drive through traffic or if they have been continually looking at the computer screen for hours. In such cases it is better to find a nice quite room, switch off the lights, play soothing music or simply take deep breaths focusing on the inhaling and exhaling of the air. Make sure you are seated in a comfortable position and your head is well supported while relaxing.
Massaging your head is a wonderful technique to relax the neck muscles and improve blood circulation. The forehead and the scalp massage should be done gently and slowly. Rubbing the temples in a circular motion also helps relieve the pain. Neck can also be a part of the massage.
These are some of the home remedies that can be applied to cure headaches at home. Headaches are often indication that we are exposing our body to something that is not natural. Take care to stay away from loud noises, ear shattering music, bright screens that tax our eyes, uncomfortable chairs and seating positions that put a strain on our neck. Restrain from heavy smoking, drinking alcohol as it dehydrates the body and drink plenty of water to keep those headaches at bay.
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