Different types of headaches and some natural remedies to help relieve them
Tension headaches are the most common type of headache, they can cause mild to moderate pain, which usually is the only symptom – pressure or aching that wraps around the head.
Avoid: Alcohol, caffeine, high histamine foods – fermented foods, beer, wine, cheese, cured meats ( or any foods you know triggers a headache for you ).
Migraines usually described as a throbbing or pounding pain, sometimes causes seeing flashing lights, zigzag lines, blind spots. Other symptoms: Sensitivity to light and sound/noise, smells, nausea or vomiting, loss of appetite, upset stomach, dizziness, blurry vision and fever. *if you are worried contact a medical provider*.
Remedies: One or two glasses of water, sleep/rest, massage, yoga, acupressure, magnesium – foods: almonds, cashews, peanut butter, eggs, brazil nuts, sunflower seeds, milk, oatmeal. Sip ginger tea, essential oils – lavender, geranium, ginger, peppermint.
Avoid during a migraine: foods like chocolate, cheese, MSG – flavor enhancer, processed foods, dried fruit, pickled foods, caffeine and alcohol.
Feels like pressure in your eyes and cheeks area, usually occur before or during a cold or flu.
Remedies: Selfcare – drink plenty of water, rest, essential oils – lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus, chamomile, rosemary. Warm baths ( the steam helps to clear the sinuses ) with added essential oils.
Remedies: selfcare, drink plenty of water, eat small, frequent snacks to keep the blood sugar level. Relaxation techniques – yoga, acupuncture, sipping ginger tea, essential oils – Geranium, ginger, lavender, rose, clove, cinnamon, chamomile, eucalyptus.
Avoid: Stress, caffeine, junk food, getting dehydrated.
Feels like something poking you behind the eyes hard, the pain is very severe.
They tend to effect men more than women usually
*seek medical advice if you have severe pain*
This may be an emergency, as the blood pressure could be too high and that can be dangerous *seek medical advice*.
Usually effects the sinuses, with runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes. Work with your health care provider to pin point your allergies or if its seasonal allergies/hay fever, you can try some home remedies.
Remedies: Honey ( local ) consuming local honey exposes you to the pollen in your area, helping your body to form a tolerance. Herbal tea – ginger, chamomile, nettle, green tea, peppermint and liquorice. Drinking plenty of water, Healthy foods – probiotics, garlic, onions, vitamin D, turmeric, oily fish.
Avoid: mucus forming foods like sugar, dairy and starch.
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Love LittleWildflower x