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Natural treatment for headaches and migraines

Headaches are considered common, while the causes of the pain may be varied, and the solutions may also be varied and even surprising. So how do you prevent headaches and migraines, and what can be done when they appear?


Types of headaches

Did you know that there are several types of headaches: The first type refers to primary headaches that include tension headaches, migraines, and trigeminal-autonomic headaches.

The second type refers to secondary headaches.

There are more and less common types, and each has a different treatment.


Distress and tension headaches


Headache Treatment
Headache Treatment

The most common type of headache is tension headache. It will manifest itself in the area of the two temples or in the area of the forehead. The pain will feel like throbbing or like belt pressure and the intensity of the pain will be mild to moderate.

These headaches can be caused by changes in the daily routine - depression, lack of sleep, irregular and unorganized eating, lack of drinking water, lack of sleep hours, and mainly due to stress.

Migraines

Other headaches, which are no less common than those mentioned above, are migraines. In fact, the headaches during migraines will be stronger, of moderate to high intensity, and can sometimes disable our daily activities. Migraine is a chronic disease and it passes through the generations of the family. Migraines can be treated with medical treatment and if you suffer from migraines it is advisable to consult a doctor.

Migraine can be treated, prevented, and especially alleviated with natural means - read about it in the following paragraphs of this article.


Trigeminal headaches - autonomic

These are headaches with a low frequency, which are more common among men than among women. These headaches are characterized by severe pain on one side of the head. Also, the pain can come in attacks that can last from a few minutes to three hours. These pains can be treated by the oxygen therapy, so a doctor should be consulted.


Secondary headaches

These are headaches caused by a known cause, and usually due to symptoms caused by another disease. For example, infections, inflammations, problems, diseases and more. In order to treat these headaches, you must consult a doctor. The doctor will try to treat the main problem in order to solve the pain or he will give you a specific medication to reduce the intensity of the pain.


For which types of headaches should we contact a professional doctor?

Most headaches are common "and normal" that is, the head hurts from time to time due to changes of one kind or another and in most cases, there is no need to seek medical treatment. At the same time, there are conditions and signs in which you should go to see a doctor: headaches during pregnancy, pains that appeared after an injury, when the headache pattern suddenly changes, the appearance of blurred vision, confusion, headaches that worsen with exertion or lying down, and more.

In addition, if you suffer from a headache and you take pills, contact your doctor for an examination and find out if it is necessary to change the composition of your medication.


Headaches treatments

There are quite a few situations in which it is advisable to consult a doctor when you feel a headache. There is no one who knows you better than you are, therefore, if you feel headaches; these are the treatments available today?


Medication for headaches

Headache Medications Side effects
Headache Medications Side effects

If you want a temporary solution, you can take painkillers such as Paracetamol, Opthalgin, or Nurofen, they should help you relieve the pain immediately.

Please note, every medicine has side effects, and although the statistics say that the chance of getting a side effect from a pain reliever is low, it is possible. When you take painkillers on a regular basis, you create a cycle where the headache will not stop, this is due to the fact that the pain may become chronic and the consumption of painkillers will increase. Hence - the side effects will cause additional and stronger headaches, from which you will suffer again and again. The chance of this happening is small but possible - be attentive to yourself and your body.


Headache Natural treatment

If you suffer from headaches regularly and even if you don't, you should use nutritional supplements that will improve your body's immune system and will be a complementary aid to alleviating the various symptoms and pains that may arise during the day.

The SPECIAL D dietary supplement is highly recommended and can even relieve headaches that result from migraines, this is because a lack of vitamin D can lead to an increase in the frequency of migraines and headaches.


If you have identified that the headaches are caused by changes in your lifestyle, you must change certain processes in order to relieve the pain. First, it is important to drink water and eat properly. Most times, the headache will go away. Then try to reduce the pressures regularly, and try to lead a more relaxed lifestyle. You can try relaxing activities such as yoga, acupuncture, and relaxation.


Headache home remedies

Grandmother's remedies for headache
Grandmother's remedies for headache

A grandmother's medicine is a folk or traditional medicine, which can be used to relieve a certain pain. Grandmother's medicines can be food that is eaten, an ointment to be applied, a certain action, and more.


Below are common grandmother remedies for headaches:

Apple cider vinegar - you can add two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to a glass of lukewarm water and drink. In addition, you can add the apple cider vinegar to a pot of boiling water and inhale the steam, it is recommended to do this with your head over the pot and a towel covering your head.

Pressure points - you must put one finger at the connection between the nose and eyebrows and a second finger at the base of the skull. At this point, press for a few seconds and release. It is recommended to repeat the pressures several times until you feel pain relief.

Tying food on the forehead - you can cut a boiled potato, cucumber or crushed garlic, you must tie it on the forehead with a handkerchief or towel and wait until the pain is relieved.


Additional actions to reduce headaches:


Hot shower - a hot shower relaxes the muscles in the head, neck, and shoulders. It will also ease your headache and your mood.

Stop chewing gum - chewing a lot of gum creates a load on the joints that connect the jaws to the skull, which causes a headache. Try to reduce chewing gum.

Gather your hair loosely - a tight, high ponytail may pull on the nerves in the scalp. Try to loosen your hair and keep it looser.


Beat the headaches

Throughout the article, we reviewed the headaches, the reasons for their appearance, the ways to prevent them, and the ways to treat them. In addition to the drug treatment, we offered various traditional remedies, diverse natural treatments, and new habits that will help you reduce the pain.

Remember, headaches are completely normal and everyone experiences them from time to time. Get to know the serious situations in which you should contact the family doctor and get to know the simpler treatments in order to prevent the pain the next time. Try to treat regularly by taking nutritional supplements like SPECIAL D, in order to improve your health and help strengthen the body.

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