How to Get Rid Of Headaches Fast A Detailed Guide

§ August 7th, 2013 § Filed under Chronic Headaches, Cluster Headaches, Fast Headache Relief, Headache Cures, Home Remedies, Migraines, Severe Headaches, Stress Headaches, Tension Headaches § No Comments

How to Get Rid Of Headaches FastHeadaches are one of the most common health issues. It is not life threatening but can affect your day to day activities if the pain is severe. It is better to get rid of headaches as early as possible.

How to get rid of headaches fast

There are many ways to get rid of headaches fast. They are discussed below.

How to get rid of headaches fast naturally? 

  • Cool compress
  • Apply ice or a cloth soaked in ice water over the forehead.

Betel leaves paste

Grind 5-6 leaves to a fine paste. Apply the paste on the overhead. The analgesic property of betel leaves helps in giving instant relief to headache.
Ginger
Ginger is rich in anti-inflammatory properties. Drinking ginger tea or drinking ginger juice with honey helps in getting rid of headaches.

Essential oils
Eucalyptus oil has anti-inflammatory and expectorant properties.
Lavender oil and chamomile oil have sedative properties along with anti-inflammatory properties.

Peppermint oil and spearmint oil have rich menthol content.
These oils can be applied topically on the forehead or massaged on the neck and temples or added to hot water for steam inhalation.

Cinnamon 
Cinnamon is always referred to as the healing spice. Both cinnamon powder and sticks are effective in treating headaches fast. Add two teaspoons of cinnamon powder to a cup of water and heat it. Switch the flame off before the water starts to boil. Stir well and drink the solution. You can also grind cinnamon sticks to a paste and apply topically.

How to get rid of headaches fast through acupressure? 
Acupressure is an ancient Chinese medicine effective in treating many health issues. There are a few acupressure points to cure headaches. Pressure should be applied with the thumb and index finger on the following acupressure points.
* Wedge between the thumb and the index finger,
* Area in between the two eyebrows.
* Area between the big toe and the next toe.
* Middle of the neck at the back.
* The top of the head. Draw a line from the middle of your brow and another line from one of the ears. The point of intersection at the top of the head is an acupressure point.

How to get rid of headaches fast through massage? 
Massage your scalp. Move your finger in slow circles. Using lavender oil for massaging scalp can be more effective. You can also massage your scalp with shampoo. Scalp massage followed with a hot water shower yields better results.
Get someone else to massage your back and neck.

How to get rid of headaches fast through stress relaxation techniques? 

Breathing exercises
Rhythmic breathing, deep breathing, kapalabhati and nadi suddhi are a few breathing techniques to treat headaches.

Meditation
Sit down on a mat in a calm and dark room. Keep your fingers in chin mudra. Keep your eyes closed. Relax and meditate. Visualize that your body is getting relaxed and the stress is leaving your body. You are sure to get relief.

Yoga
Lie on your back on a mat. Lift your legs up on the wall. Let the buttocks touch the wall. Inhale and hold your breath. Count up to 10 and relax. There are many more yoga poses, It is better to learn yoga poses from an instructor.
Listen to music.
Have a good sleep.
Soak in a hot tub.

How to get rid of headaches fast with medication? 
Over-the-counter pain relief medications help in giving instant pain relief.

Other tips to get rid of headaches and prevent headaches
* Quit smoking
* Exercise regularly.
* Have a healthy breakfast.
* Have a regular pattern of sleep.
* Avoid caffeine. Go for herbal teas.
* Avoid allergens.

Getting rid of headaches naturally is the best option. If you do not get relief you should see a doctor. If the pain aggravates even after lying down and de stressing and taking pain killers, it is time to consult your doctor. If headaches are followed by other symptoms like other symptoms like blurring of vision and slurring of speech, you should meet your doctor immediately.

 

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