One of the most common pain we can feel is a chronic or an acute headache. It usually appears as a result of narrowing of the blood vessels in the neck and head, lack of oxygen in the brain, stiff muscles in the upper part of the body, excessive muscle activity glucose deficiency, eye strain or sinus inflammation.
In order to minimize or completely eliminate the pain without the use of harmful medications, we suggest the following useful tricks:
Drink more water
It sounds simple, but many of the headaches are the result of dehydration.
Massage your head
Researchers have shown that massaging the neck nerves in the lower part of the neck (where the neck bone ends) can reduce a headache in 70%.
- Press the area of the hand between your thumb and the forefinger.
Massage the area with moderate pressure for two minutes and then switch to the other hand.
As mentioned before, the headaches are usually the result of a tension in the muscles. Some simple exercise for the neck and back can help relieve the tension in your muscles and eliminate a headache.
Eat more fruits that contain plenty of water
If a headache is caused by dehydration, this is a sweet way to help you hydrate your whole body to feel better.
Apply menthol on the upper part of the body and the neck and lightly massage the area 5 to 10 minutes.
The effect of the menthol has shown very useful for speeding up the blood flow, which stimulates activation of the blood vessels in the brain, or additional oxygen that affects favorably against a headache.
When you experience pain, your body is under stress. Deep breaths can help you relax and relieve tension.
Drink a cup of coffee
A headache can also be caused by spreading of blood vessels. Caffeine gives the opposite effect, it narrows the blood vessels and brings them to their normal.
Mix some apple cider vinegar with lemon juice
Apple cider vinegar helps in restoring acidity and alkaline balance of the body into normal. Which can also be the cause of a headache.
Drink ginger tea
Ginger has an anti-inflammatory effect that can help you reduce the tension in the neck and the muscles.
Place some ice on your temples
The artery that carries blood to the brain shell is located just around this area. When you have a migraine, the shell is inflamed and lowering its temperature with this trick will help you relieve the inflammation.
Take a warm shower
Warm water will help you relax your muscles.
Eat something spicy with chili or red pepper
These spices contain the compound – “capsaicin”, which helps you with pain tolerance.
Focusing your attention on something else and regulating your breathing can also be of a great benefit to relieve pain in your head or body.