Natural Ways to Cure Headaches


Natural Ways to Cure HeadachesWhen you have headaches, do not rush to take medication. Headaches can be cured using natural methods.

Here are some ways to cure headaches naturally as quoted by the Mirror.

1. Sex

Having sex with a partner can legitimately address the pain in the head or migraine, partially or completely. This was said by neurologist from Germany’s University of Munster.

One study found that more than half the people who complain of headaches feel better after having sex. It is suspected that sex trigger the release of endorphins which are natural pain relievers. That is why headaches can be reduced or even completely recovered.

2. Sit straight

If you sit with a slumped posture like the letter C, it could be a cause of headache you are currently experiencing.

“When we sit forward and the body forms the letter C, the head that is upward is tense, so that it  makes neck tension and nerve pain, causing headaches,” says physiotherapist Sammy Margo.

So to avoid headaches, sit with your feet flat on the floor. Hips and knees should be straight forward.

3. Do not Sleep Intermittently

Intermittent sleep can trigger headaches, especially those who are addicted to coffee. Because caffeine directly affects the blood vessels in the brain. Moreover, if one experience low blood sugar due to a late breakfast, then it can cause pain.

Professor Anne MacGregor, a headache and women’s health specialist, suggests if you are a coffee drinker, then make sure the caffeine you consume are the same each day.

4. Follow the rule of 20/20

According to the head of Eyecare Trust, Dharmesh Patel, staring at a computer screen for too long can cause headaches, eye fatigue, or blurry vision. “So look away from the screen every 20 minutes and focus on something that is 20 feet for 20 seconds,” he advised.

5. Loosen headband

50 Of the 93 women experienced headaches because of ponytail hair. Thus the findings of the National Migraine Centre in London.

Hair tie, tight caps, or bandanas strongly pulling hair makes the connective tissue in the scalp becomes tense.

So, even if you have to tie your hair, do not tie it too strongly so that your head does not feel pain.

6. Drink Enough Water

“Drink a large glass of water and wait 10 minutes or rub eye lid and neck for 5 minutes can relieve headaches tensions,” says Angela Chalmers.

In a study published in the European Journal of Neurology, headache sufferers were given either a placebo or asked to drink 1.5 liters of water every day for 12 weeks. It turns out those who drank water dramatically reduced headache.

7. Nuts and Seeds for Snack

Nuts and seeds are the main source of magnesium. Well, magnesium is an essential mineral that is important for muscle relaxant to relieve muscle tension in headaches.

Researchers at the New York Headache Center found that 50 percent people who suffer from migraines have low magnesium levels. Other sources of magnesium are green leafy vegetables, beans, peas, potatoes, wheat and yeast extract.

You might also like this article: Know The Causes of Headaches.