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Five Natural Headache Remedies

Got a Headache? Try a Natural Remedy

If you've got a headache, the easiest thing to do is reach for a bottle of ibuprofen or aspirin and pop a few pills. But over-the-counter cures aren't always the best option; you shouldn't take ibuprofen while drinking, for instance, or maybe you're worried about interactions with other drugs.

Thankfully, there are plenty of natural remedies for headaches. Some of these are tried and true, while others are unproven but have people who swear by them. If you've ever had an awful headache, you know that sometimes you'll try anything. So if you've used these or any other natural remedies, chime in and let us know what worked! To see five natural remedies to try,

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BellaH68 BellaH68 6 years
LOL! Valerian does smell BAD!!!
insanitypepper insanitypepper 6 years
I love to crunch on almonds when I have a headache. Many of my headaches seem to be caused by bright light.
Merlin713 Merlin713 6 years
I woke up with a killer migraine this morning. I didn't want to call in to work and have to make up the time later. I was running out of options and my accupressure techniques weren't working so I had to take Excedrin. Even taking two of those I was still in a lot of pain the rest of the day.... It wasn't a headache though. I know it wasn't. I can shake those off usually [I get them as side effects from pills I have to take for my intestine]. Headaches don't make me throw up or completely unable to open my eyes.
Merlin713 Merlin713 6 years
I woke up with a killer migraine this morning. I didn't want to call in to work and have to make up the time later. I was running out of options and my accupressure techniques weren't working so I had to take Excedrin. Even taking two of those I was still in a lot of pain the rest of the day.... It wasn't a headache though. I know it wasn't. I can shake those off usually [I get them as side effects from pills I have to take for my intestine]. Headaches don't make me throw up or completely unable to open my eyes.
tiff58 tiff58 6 years
Merfie, thank you for your comment! For a LONG time I thought that my chronic headaches (I literally get one 5-6 times a week) were migraines. Just recently I discovered that they are caused by muscle spasms in my shoulder. I'm trying to figure out a doctor that can help me with this now.
any any 6 years
if im at home i usually sleep :D if im somewhere else i take an aspirin or migratam
any any 6 years
if im at home i usually sleep :Dif im somewhere else i take an aspirin or migratam
Beaner Beaner 6 years
Yoga definitely works for me, and I've also had luck with cold or warm compresses on my forehead.
BellaH68 BellaH68 6 years
Anonymous, I dont know why this article would get you so riled up. Its only suggesting alternatives for those who would like to choose a more natural option.
merfie23 merfie23 6 years
I am a massage therapist and I specialize in headaches and shoulder dysfunction. Most headaches are caused from a spasm in the neck muscles. In order to be successful with a natural remedy, you need to know the root cause. 3 most common causes of HA are (in order) Neck muscles/subluxations, sinus issues, and hormone imbalances. A lot of people do not get good results from remedies if they are treating the wrong root cause. A good massage from a Neuromuscular Therapist will usually do the trick! If sinuses are causing the pain try a netty pot and a good drainage remedy.
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