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					Natural Ways To Relieve A Headache



Sometimes it can be very frustrating trying to figure out how to relieve
a headache. If you try painkillers and they don’t work, you may find
yourself wondering if you just have to live with the pain. Or you may not
want to take painkillers at all. No matter what, you need to gather some
natural ways to alleviate your discomfort.

Exercise

Working out may not be the first thing to come to mind when you are in
pain, but it can really help. Vigorous exercise may not be the answer,
but a brisk walk may be just what you need. 30 minutes of walking will
release plenty of endorphins, which are the body’s natural painkiller and
will help you relieve your headache. Soon you may be rid of your
headache, and can go back to your day.

Diet

You should look at your diet if you get headaches regularly. Some people
just don’t get enough nutritious foods in their hectic schedule, and this
can cause serious headaches. Sometimes migraines are caused by a lack of
magnesium.

By adding supplements and good food to your diet, you may be able to
eliminate many of the headaches that disrupt your life.

Aromatherapy

Smell has amazing powers, especially when essential oils are used. If you
are trying to relieve a headache there are a few different oils that you
can try. Lavender is one of the most popular, along with sandalwood,
eucalyptus, and peppermint. Using just a few drops in a compress can work
wonders, or you can fill a room with relaxing scent with an aromatherapy
candle.

This can be especially helpful if you have tension headaches and just
need to relax, but it will work for many types of headaches. The biggest
thing is just to buy high quality essential oils. Cheap oils are made
with poor ingredients, and can actually make your headaches worse.

Massage

Many people use massage to try and relieve a headache. It can be very
effective if you know where to press. Tension headaches can be worked out
with gentle pressure on tight muscles. Sinus headaches along with other
types can be remedied by finding the right pressure points.

Going to a masseuse is a great way to get just the right massage for what
you need, but this can get very expensive. You can relieve your own
headache with a little direction on where to place pressure. If you have
someone to help, this is even better as it gives you the opportunity to
relax as much as possible.

Talk to a Doctor

Don’t take any of this advice as a replacement for getting a diagnosis
from your doctor. Any kind of chronic condition should be discussed with
a medical professional to be sure that it isn’t something serious. But if
it is something that your doctor feels you can treat on your own, you
know you have plenty of natural remedies that you can use.

When you are trying to relieve a headache, it may be tempting to just
reach for painkillers. But there are many other, healthier options. Give
these a try before taking pills, and your body will thank you in the long
run.

				
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