No body likes to suffer from dull or throbbing headaches, but sometimes you find yourself out of luck when searching through the medicine cabinet. Here are a few things to remember and try out if you ever find yourself in such predicament.
Try pinching the “web” skin on your hand between your thumb and index finger for a few minutes. This is a pressure point that is said to relieve pain from headaches.
Try lying down and rubbing your temples for a few minutes. Sometimes this can act as an actual message for stressed out muscles.
Applying something cold to your temples, like ice, can help to shrink the swollen blood vessels where the pain is. You can even pull something out of your freezer if you haven’t any ice.
Avoid Loud Sounds and Bright Lights
When having a headache, you can be ultra sensitive to lights and sounds. Find a quiet room and relax for a while.
Caffeine is sometimes used in some medications for migraines. It is one of nature’s relieving ingredients. Sit down and relax, and enjoy a cup of coffee. In fact, sometimes the cause of a headache is due to lack of caffeine.
Apply a warm and damp towel or washcloth to the back of you neck to help loosen and relieve strained muscles. You can even do this by taking a shower and making sure that your back is faced toward the oncoming water.
Eat and Drink
Sometimes the cause of a headache can be from dehydration, or just plain hunger. Be sure to get enough water, as well as food.
Believe it or not, exercising is one of nature’s best cures. When we exercise, “feel-good” hormones are released that help to relieve physical stress and pain, including headaches. Visa verse, too much exercising can actually create or worsen a headache, so don’t over do it.
There are times when stress can take its toll on someone physically. One of stress’s physically painful forms is the headache. Try to calm down and unwind. Put your mind at ease with some nature sounds or soothing music. Some people even claim that meditating helps them not only with the stress itself, but with the accompanied headache.