7 Natural Remedies to Get Rid of Headaches

Headaches are a common condition that many people deal with on a daily basis. In fact, thirty percent of adults worldwide have suffered from, what it is usually described as moderate or severe headaches felt as throbbing pain, including symptoms like nausea and photo or phonophobia (i.e., pain when exposed to light and sound) and in most cases, occurring without specific symptoms or warning signs. Migraines are common responses to psychological and physiological stressors, and are more common in women than men, affecting one in five women and one in 15 men. The frequency of migraines can vary between a few times a week to just a few times a year.

Although many medications are targeted on relieving headache symptoms, a number of effective natural treatments also exist. Here are 7 effective home remedies to naturally get rid of headaches.

Drink Water

Inadequate hydration may lead you to develop a headache. In fact, studies have demonstrated that chronic dehydration is a common cause of tension headaches and migraines. To help avoid dehydration headaches, focus on drinking enough water throughout the day and eating water-rich foods.

Take Some Magnesium

Studies have shown that treatment with 600 mg of oral magnesium citrate per day helped reduce both the frequency and severity of migraine headaches.

Try a Vitamin-B Complex

B-complex vitamins contain all eight of the B vitamins and are a safe, cost-effective way to naturally treat headache symptoms.

Try a Herbal Remedy

Certain herbs including feverfew and butterbur may reduce headache symptoms, including antioxidants and anti-inflammatory substances. One study in 100 people with chronic migraines found that 250 mg of ginger powder was as effective as the conventional headache medication sumatriptan at reducing migraine pain.

Practice Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the learned ability to focus one’s mind and attention on an object or task in the present moment without judgment or emotions. One study testing the feasibility of mindfulness training in adults with migraines found no adverse events, zero percent dropout and excellent adherence, contrasting results for preventative drug treatments. Research comparing mindfulness training with usual pharmacotherapy in individuals with migraines and tension headaches resulted in significantly lower pain intensity reported by those in the mindfulness training group.

Exercise Regularly

Regular exercise can reduce the frequency and intensity of headaches and migraines. When one exercises, the body releases endorphins, which are the body’s natural painkillers. Exercise reduces stress and helps individuals to sleep at night.

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