September 24, 2011

Integrative Relief Headache by Herbal and Home Remedy

There are many ways to integrate treatment for headache relief.  If you do not want to use drugs or over-the-counter painkillers such as aspirin, paracetamol (acetaminophen), or ibuprofen, there are many alternative headache treatments, for example, herbalism, acupuncture or acupressure, chiropractic, homeopathic remedies, hydrotherapy, massage, meditation, yoga.  Here we are focusing on integrative herbalism ; home and herbal remedies for headache treatment

Most headaches are relatively associated with alcoholic hangovers, exertion, fatigue, emotional stress, and poor posture. Some headaches have more sinister implications and may be associated with food allergies, very high blood pressure, low blood sugar levels, very salty foods or brain damage after a blow to the head.

Headache may broadly be classified as primary or secondary: there are situations in which headache itself is the problem (primary headache), and others in which headache is a symptom of some other condition (secondary headache). 

Below are another way to get rid of headache by using easy home and herbal remedies.

  • Drink chamomile or peppermint tea can relieve headache
  • Drink two tablespoon apple cider vinegar mixed with raw honey in a cup of water can relief headache
  • Place henbane leaves on the head, and then covering it with a moist warm cloth can cause headache to disappear.
  • Use warm poultice made of ginger powder can reduce headache. The poultice is to be placed on forehead.
  • Apply a paste of sandalwood on forehead can cure headache.
  • Take grated coconut mixed with sugar can reduce headache.
  • Apply a solution made out of half teaspoon mustard seed powder and three teaspoon water in the nostrils. This is an effective way of treating headache.
  • Intake freshly sliced apples every morning is an effective cure for chronic headache.
  • Soak feet in lukewarm water and placing a cold towel on forehead can lessen headache.
  • Nasal irrigation is a way to clear nasal congestion and reduce headache.
  • Steam inhalation is an effective remedy for headache.
  • Apply essential oils such as lavender, ginger, peppermint, and wintergreen to the temples or neck, that can provide relief. 

These are just a few of the home and herbal treatment for headaches you can try. Comparing with the OTC drugs, I found these are much more pleasant.

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