RSS

Suffer from headaches? Try these drug-free fixes first.

15 Jul

 

.

Headaches can range from distracting to downright debilitating. While an occasional headache can be treated with aspirin or ibuprofen, chronic headaches can trap you into a state of being constantly medicated. If you suffer from headaches, try these drug-free fixes first.

Exercise

Exercise doesn’t sound like fun when your head is pounding, but it’s a great way to cure a headache. 

During exercise, your brain releases endorphins. These hormones are the body’s natural painkillers and may eliminate your headache. If your headache is intense, try walking or riding an exercise bike. Any smooth activity that doesn’t bounce you around can ease your pain without first aggravating it.

Hydrate

Dehydration causes headaches, so a glass of water may be all you need and should be your very first go-to remedy. If you suspect your blood sugar is low, opt for fruit juice or a sports drink rather than water.

Coffee, tea and soda also ease headache pain. These drinks contain caffeine, which constricts blood vessels, reducing the pounding sensation caused by migraines. Though it is not a medication, caffeine is a chemical so use caution if you are particularly sensitive. A little caffeine stops a headache, but too much can cause dependency. Caffeine dependency, in turn, can cause more headaches.

See a Chiropractor

By keeping your spine, neck and shoulders properly aligned, your chiropractor can help eliminate your headaches or reduce their frequency. Proper body alignment relieves stress on your spine and neck that can trigger headaches.

Chiropractic care has proven especially helpful in alleviating tension headaches. Proper body positioning also alleviates pressure on cramped blood vessels, helping reduce the frequency of vascular headaches like migraines and cluster headaches.

Have a Snack

If you suffer from frequent headaches, try stocking your kitchen with some foods known to ease them. Flax seed, for instance, is high in omega-3 fatty acids and helps with headaches caused by inflammation. 

Ginger root, too, controls inflammation and eases the nausea that accompanies severe headaches. Because they help balance the body’s pH, eating an apple can restore balance to your body and reduce headache pain.

Almonds relax the blood vessels, which eases the throbbing sensation that accompanies some headaches. These foods are excellent headache fighters, but MSG is not. Be sure to avoid canned goods and other foods containing MSG when eating away your headache.

These remedies, along with plenty of rest, meditation and stress reduction, can cure your current headache. Remember, though, that you don’t have to wait until you’re in pain to try them. Practicing these habits regularly may reduce the number of headaches you suffer overall so you can live with less pain and more joy.

.

Source: MP3 Meditation Club

,

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on July 15, 2017 in WISDOM

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
Mightyman Vukeya

DNS is in my DNA

Chris Brake Show Podcast

LIVE! Every Wednesday @ 8pm Eastern / 7pm Central on StrangeLabel.com

wqp88888

Just another WordPress.com site

Digital Media

Join me here on my crazy techincal journey! Disasters will occur

Incognito

Just another WordPress.com site

Lama Surya Das

Lama Surya Das, the most highly trained American lama in the Tibetan tradition.

My Life as an Artist (2)

Smile! You’re at the best WordPress.com site ever

juliesiteblogdotcom1

A great WordPress.com site

Joseph Matheny : ars est celare artem

Reality Hacker | Artisanal Legend Crafter | Feral Scholar | Collarless Dog | Gamecaller | Mytho-Poetic Bricoleur | Labyrinthos Mythologicus Architect | Transgressive Storyteller | Caput Gerat Lupinum

My Story of Organized Crime, Organized Stalking, Public/Political Corruption and Domestic Terrorism

Over a decade of organized stalking, extortion, schemes to defraud, racketeering/murder in aid thereof, in colossal proportion.

dianetot's Blog

its all about life,love,passion,desires,truth

BEYOND

Parapsychology is what's beyond the humans and metaphysics is what's beyond nature, and both define the same thing... God.

Michelduchaine

Défenseur de la Terre/Defender of the Earth

Hathor Rabiah

A new name. A new city. A new life.

Opening Duirs

SOCIAL ENGINEERING AND PROGRAMMING

Cracked

The Chocolately, Nutty, Interior of my life and Psychology

Celestial Elf, a2ndLook~

Perceptions 0f Reflections ((a backup blog for http://celestialelfdanceoflife.blogspot.com/))...

Cindi Gale

To every thing there is a season ~

The Sting Of The Scorpion Blog (T.S.O.T.S.B.)

.......................Because Everything Else Just Bites!

Poetry Inspector

Favorites from around the Web

Los Sentidos De La Vida

Un Blog de Cine, Musica, Vinos... En 75 palabras aprox.

My Time is Now

Dancing With The Elderly- A Hollywood Actress's Day Job

let the free birds fly

surviving creating instigating

Qubethink

Permutate

AshiAkira's Blog

Just another WordPress.com site

Delilah

Yes I cut Samson's hair, he was an asshole.

diary of a single mom in the south

my life, my love, my story

My Hong Kong Husband

Third culture wife: Polish girl married to a Hongkonger, fresh off the airplane in Ireland. AMWF, lifestyle, culture, food, Asian fashion and a little bit of Cantonese

Dean J. Baker - Poetry, and prose poems

BOOK PRICES! most at $9.99, up to $13.99 - https://www.amazon.com/Dean-J.-Baker/e/B00IC6PGQM

Loving Without Boundaries

A Modern Look At Practicing Polyamory / Ethical Non-monogamy

Gorgeous

Ramblings from a disturbed mind ©2013 Cho Wan Yau

Middle-Aged Martial Arts Mom

Loving a crippling compulsion....

lovinchelle

LIVING LIFE AND TAKING PICS ALONG THE WAY.

Just me being curious

A blog of questions and few answers.

I Dont Want To Talk About It

The Ultimate Paradox: Depression in Sobriety

Shepherd Mulwanda

ICT Research Training and Consultancy,Agriculture & the Youths

Don Charisma

because anything is possible with Charisma

White Shadows

Story of a white pearl that turned to ashes while waiting for a pheonix to be born inside her !

GIFT FROM THE HEART - Share and Care!

Appreciation, Respect and Gratitude towards all...... that there is!

dancingwithanother

Trying to make sense of turmoil

Dince's Chronicles

My Personal Blog

Awareness It Self

Quotes for spiritual enjoyment

dliwcanis

Esoterically Eccentric

Doug Does Life

A Creative Monkey On How To Find Your Path In Life.

Never Quite Broken

What you did not build up, you cannot tear down.

%d bloggers like this: