Headache is quite common though some headaches are severe and some are not so serious, still it hurts so much so that we just want to pop a painkiller and get relief from headache. Of course it’s easy to pop a pill but there are side effects associated with it, which can cause harm. If you want relief from headache, you can switch to natural treatments and avoid harmful side effects caused by painkillers. Here are top five natural treatments for headaches
Drink Plenty of Water
Dehydration is the most common cause of headache. Well, we actually sometimes don’t even think of whether the reason of headache is not taking enough fluids, but that can also be a reason. If you are suffering from a headache which is quite dull, drinking few more glasses of water will help.
Some essential oils comprise of properties that helps reduce pain and provide relaxation. Some of these oils are peppermint and lavender oil. You can try massaging using a few drops of essential oil and another method is to add a few drops of essential oil to a bowl of hot water and breathe the aroma for a couple of minutes.
Ginger Tea / Apple
Drinking ginger tea can be delicious way of getting rid of headache. You can make tea by adding grating fresh ginger( 1 inch) and it helps not only in giving you relief from headache but also will help getting rid of common cold. Apple- We all have heard about this from our grandmother. An apple is a useful remedy since ages. Many theories are available that help us know how the apple is effective. Some theories say it helps balance the acidic and alkaline levels in your body.
Stress is the major cause for headaches. There are different techniques available for focused relaxation that can actually help. It also includes concentrating your attention on each part of your body, individually, first tensing that particular body part and focusing on relaxing that particular part completely. Initially the technique can be bit difficult but once you master the technique it can help you get rid of stress.
Some of us have the habit of grinding teeth when sleeping, particularly when we are stressed out in our life. We might not realize and grinding teeth happens unknowingly and headache is the sign that occurs during the day as a result of grinding teeth during night. If you get up in the morning and come to know you are tensing or grinding your jaws, then this is the cause of your headache. You can get rid of the habit of grinding teeth by wearing mouth guard, when you are sleeping as this can help prevent the damage caused to your teeth, and will help prevent the headache caused due to teeth grinding.
The above natural treatments can help you a lot if considered and you can save your body from unwanted side effects caused due to popping a painkiller.