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The Top 4 Home Remedies For Headaches

If you have ever had a serious headache or migraine in the past then you probably solved it by taking an aspirin or some other kind of pain killer. But what if the headache recurs after using such remedies? It is important to note that one of the leading types of headaches among adults across the globe is rebound headache- a type of headache that occurs when painkilling medications are over used or misused. However there is some good news: you can treat headaches at home naturally using readily available home remedies. Here is a discussion of the top four home remedies for headaches;

Lavender oil

Lavender smells great and you probably have some at your house right now. The smell alone could be enough reason to use this remedy even if it didn’t work but keep in mind that this is an essential oil and essential oils are well known for their healing abilities. One easy way of using lavender oil for headaches is to add a few drops of the oil to boiling water and then inhale the fumes. An alternative to this is using a diffuser in a modern form of aroma therapy. You can also apply lavender oil topically but it should never be ingested or consumed orally.

Peppermint oil

This is another readily available essential oil that is quite effective in relieving headaches. Headaches and migraine are usually caused by poor flow of blood in the body and the vaso-dilating properties of peppermint oil allow it to open up the blood vessels so that blood flows much easier and the headache is relieved.

Water

Yes, you may take it for granted but drinking a lot of water can actually help in relieving headaches. Just ask anyone who has ever had a good hangover what they wanted at the time. Some headaches, especially those that come with hangovers, are simply caused by dehydration. By drinking a lot of water, this dehydration is eliminated and your body gets enough water to function normally once more thereby getting rid of the throbbing headache.

Scalp massage

Any type of massage conducted properly usually causes relaxation and can help relieve headaches. But scalp massage does it more efficiently, feels great and, here is the best part, you don’t need anyone else and you can do it yourself. You can either opt to try using reflexology massage (where you massage the joints on the hands and feet) or scalp massage (where you massage the greater occipital nerve area).

In conclusion, you should always remember that there are different types of headaches depending on their causes and therefore while one remedy might work perfectly for one person, it may not be half as good for another one.

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