Headache Remedies- No Pills Required!by Dr. Nona Djavid
There are many medication-free methods for getting relief from your headaches or even eliminating them altogether. Try these medication alternatives for pain relief:
Did you know that small amounts of caffeine can help relieve pain from mild tension headaches? According to this interesting article “One way that caffeine may help is by blocking brain receptors to adenosine, a neurotransmitter that can cause blood vessels to dilate and create pressure.” Try drinking a cup of hot chai or green tea- but remember that this method is only effective if you consume less than 150 mg of caffeine per day normally.
2. Temperature Therapy
Coldness restricts blood flow, which can aid in pain relief. Apply a cold compress to the affected area, for about 20 minutes at a time.
3. Relaxation Techniques
Simple breathing and stretching exercises can relax tense muscles that can cause headaches. Breathe deeply, and stretch gently- by doing head and shoulder rolls.
4. Improving Posture
Did you know that poor posture can trigger headaches? Slumped shoulders and forward head and neck posture increases the stretch and tension on the nerves, blocking the free-flow of information and energy through your nervous system- and can result in headaches and migraines. The good news is that correcting your posture permanently is possible, which can help ease and eliminate headaches altogether