7 Natural Headache Remedies

7 Natural Headache Remedies No one likes getting a headache. There’s never a convenient time to get one
and they can be so difficult to treat. Everyone has their go to pain medication,
but sometimes they are just not enough. Whether you’re looking to find more relief
for a bad headache or don’t always want to reach for the Advil, you could always try
out some alternate methods. People try to cure headaches through all sorts
of ways. Today, we’re going to go through some natural
methods of relieving headaches. But first, relieve your headache caused by
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pain in your noggin’, you can move on to our other awesome videos to make your life much
healthier. But for now, let’s start with that headache. As we said, we know about Advil and other
pain medication but there are also quick and effective natural methods that you can try. First off, the body has a series of acupressure
points that when massaged for around 30 seconds can help relieve headaches and other pains
within five to ten minutes. Whether it be a slight pinching in your forehead
or a full blown migraine, these methods may just help you next time you’re having a
bad pain. 1. YinTang Point: Also known as the third eye,
this pressure point is located in the center of the forehead directly between the eyes. Many people experience pain in this spot as
we use our minds so much throughout the day and this area may begin to feel tight. In order to relieve the pain, you can use
your middle and index finger to squeeze gently for a few moments. Do this for up to a minute to help alleviate
some of the pain. 2. Zan Zhu Points: These spots can be found at
the top of your eyebrow bone, just as the top of the nose begins. Massage here in order to relieve a headache. Use slow circular motions while applying pressure
to these spots. This process can also help with a runny nose
and can improve vision. 3. Ying Xiang Points: You can find these points
on either side of the nostrils, just above the lips. They should line up with the eyes. You can also locate them by feeling for a
small dimple in the bottom of your cheek bones. Massage this area and apply pressure to open
the sinuses, reduce headaches, and reduce stress levels. 4. Tian Zhu Points: These spots are located on
the back of the head in the center of the neck. You can massage these points to help with
congestion, eye/ear pain, and with severe migraines or headaches. The spot can be massaged to help with insomnia
and stress, and will also help with neck pain or stiffness. Firm and steady strokes should be used on
this spot to see the best results. 5. Shuai Gu Points: This spot is located just
above the ear, approximately 2-3 centimeters from the start of the hairline. Massage this area to alleviate eye fatigue. It can also assist when trying to eliminate
addictions and restore balance to the nervous system. To massage this spot, use your index finger
to apply pressure to the spot and your thumb to apply pressure to the back of the ear. 6. He Gu Points: This is probably one of the
most well known pressure points, located in the webbing of skin between the thumb and
index finger. This spot can be squeezed in order to relieve
back and neck pains as well as migraines. This spot can also be squeezed to reduce nausea. To get the best access of this spot, make
sure your fist is balled into a fist before performing the massage. 7. Sacral Points: Located directly above the
tailbone, at the base of the spine. These spots can be massaged to help relieve
cramps and other menstrual pains. Simply lie down on your back and layer your
hands for added pressure. Massage both spots above your tailbone for
a few minutes each, and then repeat as needed. 8. Pericardium: This spot can be located on your
wrist about three inches from the bottom of the palm. When massaged gently, this point can help
to relieve nausea and vomiting. Whether it be because of pregnancy, motion
sickness, nerves, or just the flu, people find themselves nauseous for a variety of
reasons. Apply pressure to this point using your index
and middle finger and repeat as needed. There are actually special bracelets called
‘sea bands’ designed to put pressure on this spot during boat travel. If those don’t work, don’t panic. There are a lot of other natural remedies
for headaches that you can use in order to rid yourself of this painful burden. And what kind of Bestie would we be if we
didn’t go over them right here, right now. Headache Relief Number 1: Drink Water. This tip could be one of the most important
when it comes to relieving headaches because honestly, dehydration is one of the greatest
causes of pain in your head. This point was proven by researchers CHRISTIAN
WÖBER AND ÇIÇEK WÖBER, who discovered through study that: “chronic dehydration is
a common cause of tension headaches and migraines”. Luckily, a similar study found that “drinking
water has been shown to relieve headache symptoms in most dehydrated individuals within 30 minutes
to three hours”. However, you shouldn’t wait until you get
a headache to drink water. Focus on spreading it out throughout your
day. Headache Relief Number 2: Eat Magnesium. In a 2012 study on headaches, scientists ALEXANDER
MAUSKOP AND JASMINE VARUGHESE discovered that one of the best reliefs for the affliction
is magnesium. But how much magnesium should you take? In a similar study done by UWE GRÖBER, JOACHIM
SCHMIDT, AND KLAUS KISTERS, they discovered that “treatment with 600 mg of oral magnesium
citrate per day helped reduce both the frequency and severity of migraine headaches”. However, taking supplements doesn’t really
fit our “natural remedies” motif, so VANQUISH HEADACHE RELIEF.COM has a different approach:
eating magnesium rich foods. These include whole grains, beans, broccoli,
nuts, and seeds. Headache Relief Number 3: Use Essential Oils. Some people might equate these natural medicines
with snake oil, however, they’re backed by science. Research done by scientists H. GÖBEL, A.
HEINZE, K. HEINZE-KUHN, A. GÖBEL, AND C. GÖBEL found that “Applying peppermint essential
oil to the temples has been shown to reduce the symptoms of tension headaches”. Another study done by PEIR HOSSEIN KOULIVAND,
MARYAM KHALEGHI GHADIRI, AND ALI GORJI discovered: “lavender oil is highly effective at reducing
migraine pain and associated symptoms when applied to the upper lip and inhaled”. VANQUISH HEADACHE RELIEF.COM also recommends
basil oil, and to massage the basil oil into your temples or other areas for relief, or
boil it to make a relaxing “basil steam”. Headache Relief Number 4: Acupuncture. This might seem scary for some of our viewers,
but it’s actually quite safe and effective when it comes to clearing up headaches. A study done by scientists KLAUS LINDE, GIANNI
fact: “of 22 studies including more than 4,400 people found that acupuncture was as effective
as common migraine medications. And as for all of our viewers concerned with
the safety of the practice, one piece of research done by the experts YANG CP, CHANG MH, LIU
PE, LI TC, HSIEH CL, HWANG KL AND CHANG HH learned that “acupuncture was more effective
and safer than topiramate, an anticonvulsant drug used to treat chronic migraines”. So if you’re not afraid of needles, consider
trying out this technique of Traditional Chinese medicine. Headache Relief Number 5: Yoga. This practice is one of the best ways in the
world to relax you, stretch out a tired body and best of all, it helps relieve headaches. A scientific investigation done by the researchers
(and get ready for a lot of names here) RAVIKIRAN KISAN, MU SUJAN, MEGHANA ADOOR, RAGHAVENDRA
us learn that after their study: “Headache frequency and intensity were reduced more
in those receiving both yoga therapy and conventional care, compared to those receiving conventional
care alone”. Also, another study found that after only
three months, those who practiced yoga had a “reduction in headache frequency, severity
and associated symptoms”. So, if you have a lot of headaches and some
extra time, try and find a studio near you. Or better yet, try getting a video online
and doing some from the comfort of your own home. Headache Relief Number 6: Exercise. This is probably one of the best ways to get
rid of headaches, especially in terms of frequency and severity. There have been many studies done on this
subject, most notably these two: The first discovered that “91 people found 40 minutes
of indoor cycling three times per week was more effective than relaxation techniques
at reducing headache frequency”. In an even bigger study, they found that “more
than 92,000 people showed that a low level of physical activity was clearly associated
with an increased risk of headaches”. So, get out and get some exercise if you have
headaches. Here’s a tip, if you need any workout advice
ask your “Bestie”. As in, check out our videos on exercise. And that wraps up our video on natural headache
relief! What did you think of our list? Did you want to try any of the methods we
mentioned? Did we forget any of the best ones? Tell us all your best reliefs to head related
pain in the comments section below!

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