A headache, which is often a minor and somewhat painful inconvenience for some, may be extremely painful for others. While we know some may seek medical headache treatments for chronic and/or serious pain, we know that others want to do all that they can on their own to find relief. If you were looking for some tips/home remedies to help you relieve your headaches, we suggest you consider the following:
Reevaluating Your Diet & How Often You Eat & Drink
According to some sources, certain foods have been thought to trigger headaches. For example, if you have a diet that involves eating a lot of sugary and high calories foods, it might be time to consider adding some more vegetables and lean meats, and axing sugar. What’s more, if you are skipping meals to save calories for when you have that big dinner at the end of the day, or are not drinking enough water, these could also be the reasons you have a headache.
Giving Yourself a Scalp Massage
What do a lot of people do that have back, neck, leg or arm pain? Well, some get a massage. Therefore, think about giving yourself a scalp massage, or asking a loved one or friend to give you one. Some researchers have even found that massaging the greater occipital nerve has reduced pain.
How Much You Exercise
There is no doubt that a headache will make someone not want to see the light of day, but getting up, walking outside and going to the gym may be what you need to do to stop it, as well as what you need to do to prevent them in the future. In fact, if you have a headache and do decide to exercise, keep in mind that it also releases endorphins, which are produced by the human body as a natural way to counteract stress and pain, and will thus help alleviate your headache. If you would like more information on the overall benefits of exercise, please view our previous blog post on the topic here.
There are many things that you can do at home to alleviate all types of headaches. But, if none of what we mentioned above appear to be working, seeing a professional is the next step.