Natural Remedies For Headaches

I have headaches almost every single day, and while ibuprofen is a common solution that most people turn to, I've never really been a big fan of it unless it's an absolute emergency.  Here's why. Keep in mind, I'm certainly no healthcare professional, but I've always had a few tricks up my sleeve for relief, aka natural home remedies. In saying that, it's important for you to understand that I'm not telling you what to do, I'm only sharing what has worked for me. When it really comes down to it, it's always best to consult with your doctor first before...well, a blogger. 

Many times a headache is caused from dehydration and can be solved by simply drinking water . Slowly sipping rather than chugging will allow your body to slowly hydrate. Nine times out of ten, this has always helped me to relieve headaches. You can also stay extra dehydrated by upping your fruits and vegetables intake (think: watermelon, cucumber, grapefruit, oranges, celery, strawberries, etc.).

Peppermint Essential Oil
Among many of peppermint's qualities, it has the ability to act as an antispasmodic (suppresses muscle spasms and tension) and can rid of painful headaches pretty quick. Take one or two drops of the peppermint essential oil on your finger and glide your finger across your forehead.

Temple Massage
Anytime I've had headache, I've always massaged my temples in a circular motion with my finger tips and it seems to help. I don't know if many people swear by this, but it seems to help me. 

Magnesium Increase
Studies have suggested that people who suffer from serious headaches often have low levels of magnesium, and by upping the magnesium levels, you can reduce the frequency of headaches... hey hey. You can have blood tests done to see what your vitamin levels are, otherwise you can increase your daily magnesium intake by consuming more whole grains, seeds, nuts, and vegetables such as leafy greens and broccoli. 

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