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Remedies for Headaches / Migraines

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Headaches, Migraines, migraine cures, headache remedies

Natural Alternatives to treat Headaches and Migraines

Headaches and Migraine Home Remedies

Apply an ice pack to relieve a headache or migraine. At first sign of a headache or migraine place an ice pack on the top of the head or the forehead.

If you are suffering from a tension headache apply a heat pad to the neck. The heat will relieve the muscles from tightening. Alternatively you can take a hot bath.
Apply a heat pack to the neck to relieve tension headaches.

Massage can also relieve a headache or migraine. Using a circular motion, massage the muscles in the neck, scalp and temples with your fingertips.


Feverfew Plant Feverfew and Ginkgo reduces migraines and vascular headaches. The leaves of the Feverfew contain parthenolide, which inhibits the production of substances that dilate blood vessels and cause inflammation. Ginkgo also relieves ringing in the ear, and dizziness often associated with headaches. Feverfew and Ginkgo are available at health food stores.

Ginger is good for relaxing blood vessels in the head and reduces swelling in the brain. Ginger tablets are available at health food stores or alternatively it can be taken in tea. Ginger is good for relaxing blood vessels.

Aromatherapy acts as a good relaxant to relieve stress and pain. In addition to inhaling the aroma's of essential oils, they can also be used to massage across the forehead, temples, behind the ears and the muscles in the back of the neck.
Some affective herbs that relieve headache and migraines are -


Chamomile - calming, soothing
Cinnamon - reduces stress, loosens tight muscles
Lavender - reduces pain, relaxes
Lime Essence - reduces anxiety
Marjoram - eases muscle tension
Peppermint - reduces pain, reduces tension
Valerian - reduces tension and pain
Aromatherapy acts as a good relaxant to relieve stress and pain.

Readers Remedies for Headaches/Migraines

Remedy By - Alexandra
Date - 16 March 2010
Remedy
Dip a strip of a brown paper bag into apple cider vinegar and let it soak about a minute. Lay down and put it on your forehead and it'll be gone in as little as 8 minutes!! As weird as it may sound, it works.



Remedy By -
Preeti Shetty
Date - 10 August 2007
Remedy
Pound some fresh ginger in the juice of one lemon. Add some rock salt to the pounded ginger. Take this mixture in your mouth and allow the juices to be slowly mixed into the saliva and to your system.... your headache will go away in no time.



Remedy By - Megan
Date - 6 August 2007
Remedy
All i do when i have a migrane or head ache is press one thumb on to the fleshy part on your other hand under the opposite thumb.


Remedy By -
Jan
Date - 17 May 2007
Remedy
Drinking pickle juice works for me when I get headaches. I don't know why or how it works but it always works for me. I told my dad about it and it works for him too!



Remedy By
- Robin
Date - 26 April 2007
Remedy
slice a lime wedge (preferbly chilled) and rub the pulp of lime wedge over your forehead until the pain subsides. Works every time!



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