Spring has sprung! We can hardly wait to see some more sunshine, and warmer temperatures. For many, the drastic change in weather and air pressure can bring on some serious headaches or even migraines. Unfortunately, the change in weather and pressure aren’t the only causes for headaches or migraines. They can also be brought on because of stress, fatigue, allergies, eye strain and nutritional deficiencies.
Before you reach for the Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen try these ten natural ways to cure your headache first.
Magnesium is incredibly effective at treating headaches, and is much safer than its over the counter competition. Many individuals who suffer regularly from migraines or headaches are magnesium deficient. Magnesium effectively blocks the chemicals that transmit pain in the brain reducing your headache and migraine to nothing at all. If you are a frequent migraine/headache sufferer, add magnesium to your daily regimen to start to see a difference right away.
Gluten Free Diet
If you have an allergy or sensitivity to gluten and are still consuming foods that contain gluten, it can lead to headaches. Many individuals with undiagnosed celiac disease can experience intense migraine headaches, but once following a gluten free diet have them completely subside. If you do not have a gluten allergy, but a sensitivity you don’t need to cut gluten out completely but try reducing your intake to naturally control your headaches or migraines.
See a Chiropractor
Many people don’t consider chiropractic care when it comes to the treatment of migraine headaches. One of the best parts is that it is completely drug free. Chiropractic adjustments or spinal manipulation helps to reduce or remove the stress on your system reducing your migraine headaches.
Coffee, pop, juice, alcohol and many other things we all enjoy daily or from time to time can leave us with awful headaches. On top of that, the majority of individuals are dehydrated which in itself causes headaches. Combine the two and it’s a recipe for disaster. Being hydrated is more than just drinking enough water. Here are some non water foods to consume to keep your body healthy, hydrated and headache free.
Stretch and Move
Staying in one position for an extended period of time can cause tension that leads to headaches. If you have a desk job or another position that leaves you relatively sedentary all day this one is crucial for you. Most people spend a significant amount of time hunched over looking at their phones, writing, typing, etc. The hunched over position puts extra and unnecessary pressure on your neck. To avoid this additional strain on your body, stretch and move your head and neck at least once per hour throughout your day. Implementing yoga as part of your routine can also help keep your headaches at bay, or can reduce pain from an oncoming headache. Downward facing dog or child’s pose have both been shown to improve the symptoms of headaches.
If headaches or migraines are holding your day to day living back, the professionals at Infinite Wellness are here to help you. Contact us today to book your assessment.