15 Things to Do When You Have The Worst Headache Ever
Headache is a continuous pain in the head and this condition might cause severe pain known as migraine. The pain is unbearable and many people cannot finish even the simplest daily tasks.
Below we are going to present you a list of 15 methods that will help you to relieve the pain caused by headache.
Drink water. Medical experts explain that in many cases, the headache is caused by dehydration. So, a few cups of water might solve the problem.
Give yourself a scalp massage. Scientific studies showed that by massaging the back of your head at the base of your skull, or more precisely the greater occipital nerve, you can relieve the pain caused by headache.
Press the webbed area between your thumb and pointer finger. All you should do is gently to massage this area for one minute and then switch to the other hand.
Stretch. Muscle tension is common cause of headaches and simply by stretching your neck, you can relieve the tension and the pain, as well.
Eat watermelon. In case if the headache is caused by dehydration, it is advisable to eat water-rich foods. This will rehydrate your body and reduce the pain.
Massage peppermint oil onto your temples, the back of your jaw and your forehead. It is scientifically proved that peppermint oil promotes blood flow and has the ability to relieve headaches.
Breathe deeply. Any time you feel pain, your body gets stressed. In order to relax and ease the tension it is advisable to take deep breaths and exhale slowly.
Drink a cup of coffee. Doctors explain that sometimes the headache might occur as a result of expanding of blood vessels. The caffeine contained in coffee has the ability to constrict these blood vessels and on that way brings them back down to their normal size.
Drink apple cider vinegar. In a big glass of water dilute 2 tablespoons of ACV and add a bit of honey or lemon juice for a better taste. ACV will restore the acid-alkaline balance in your organism and thus will reduce the headache pain.
Hold a pencil between your teeth but try not to gnaw on it. By holding the pencil between your teeth, very lightly, you will activate your “smile” muscles and in same time you will relax your jaw. When are stressed, some people clench their teeth and the straining of the muscle that connects the jaw to the temples can cause a tension headache.
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