As of 2010 Big Pharma in America had not yet discovered a way to make a pill that cures an alcoholic hangover. You can bet that one day they will, of course, but until then it’s all about the alternative medical treatments. Several alternative treatments to deal with the hangover are available. Not all of these alternative methods will work for everyone, of course. In fact, none of them may work for you. But it’s always worth the old college dry after doing on a college-style binge.
White Willow Bark is an herbal therapy for hangovers that many alternative medical followers turn to. White Willow Bark contains salicylate in its natural form. Salicylate is the active ingredient in aspirin. This is why White Willow Bark may provide relief from the headache commonly associated with a hangover. The best method of delivery is to either chew the bark raw or make a cup of tea that is allowed to simmer with two teaspoons of White Willow Bark.
Acupressure is another alternative treatment for dealing with the symptoms of a hangover. Pressing the area between your thumb and index finger reportedly will lead to success in getting rid of a hangover headache. Using acupressure to relieve yourself of the nausea and vomiting means pressing a spot on your wrist about the length of two fingers down. Located that part of skin between your two forearm bones and apply pressure.
The alternative medical field of homeopathy also has some potentially successful additions to the world of dealing with hangover. You can even buy a homeopathy kit specifically targeted toward hangovers. A common homeopathic treatment for the nausea associated with a hangover is Nux vomica applied every hour a maximum of three times. If after three applications of nux vomica your nausea has not subsided, homeopathic treatment of your hangover is probably not going to do the trick.
A final trick to curing your hangover problems without resorting to the relief offered by Big Pharma involves turning to Big Business. Go for a fruit drink and dilute it with water. You need to try to remember just how much liquor you consumed because the trick in using fruit juice to treat a hangover is making sure that you drink twice the amount of diluted fruit juice as the alcohol you drank to put in you in your position in the first place. Another food-related way to treat hangovers is a mixture of salty crackers and honey. This combo is said to be a good treatment for nausea. And here’s a good piece of alternative medical advice regarding hangovers: the next time you head out to drink to excess, take a Vitamin C capsule or down a glass of pure orange juice. If you do the same when you get finished drinking, you may just wake up the next morning clear-headed and without a nauseous stomach.