Everyday Remedies for Headache

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What is a Headache?

Pain/discomfort in the head, scalp, or neck; tension headaches are the most common type.

What Causes Headaches?

Stress, depression, anxiety, lack of sleep, skipped meals, caffeine withdrawal, alcohol.

Reducing and Relieving Headaches

Lifestyle Tips to Decrease Occurrence of Headaches

  • Exercise
  • Eat regularly
  • Stay hydrated
  • Get adequate sleep
  • Manage stress

Foods to Avoid to Prevent Headache

  • Caffeine
  • Chocolate
  • Alcohol (especially red wine)
  • Aged cheese
  • Products containing nitrates or sulfites

Natural Remedies for Headache

Herbal Therapies for Headache

  • Blue vervain
  • Butterbur
  • Feverfew
  • Ginger
  • Wood Betony

Supplements for Headache

  • Magnesium
  • B vitamins
  • Fish oil

Homeopathic Treatments for Headache

  • Antimonium crudum
  • Apis
  • Belladonna
  • Bryonia
  • Lycopodium
  • Magnesia phos
  • Pulsatilla
Sources: 

Body into Balance by Maria Noël Groves ($24.95, Storey Publishing, 2016)

The Complete Homeopathic Resource For Common Illnesses by Dennis Chernin, MD, MPH ($29.95, North Atlantic Books, 2006)

“Food Triggers for Migraines,” www.WebMD.com, 9/19/14 

 “Headache,” University of Maryland Medical Center, www.umm.edu, 1/5/16 

“Headache,” www.MedlinePlus.gov 

“Headache, Migraine Overview,” www.NYTimes.com, 12/23/13