Fronts, stress, certain foods and drinks can all trigger headaches. What can we do? We can’t take headache medication every time, and we shouldn’t get used to it at all, because there are great natural methods that are just as effective as some headache medicines, and in many cases much more effective. Here are some of them!
If you are hydrated, headaches are less likely to develop. Drinking water restores the electrolyte balance in the body, because in many cases it is the electrolyte imbalance that causes the headache.
If you have a bad headache, don’t look in the medicine cabinet, go to the kitchen and drink a cup of ginger tea. Ginger has been used since ancient times to relieve headaches. Why is it so effective? Thanks to the anti-inflammatory compounds it contains, which inhibit the synthesis of so-called prostaglandins, which can cause not just a simple headache, but also migraine headaches. A migraine headache can also trigger nausea and vomiting, but ginger can help to alleviate both vomiting and nausea.
If chronic migraine headaches are a regular occurrence, meditation can also help. Yoga and meditation can relieve migraine symptoms and reduce headaches even when they are caused by stress.
Caffeine can play a prominent role in reducing cluster headaches. The caffeine in coffee or tea reduces pressure in the brain and has a vasoconstrictor effect, which can also relieve the unpleasant and often unbearable symptoms of headaches.
Certain vitamins and minerals can also help to relieve headaches. Vitamin B12 relaxes the blood vessels and regular consumption of coenzyme Q10 can be very helpful if you suffer from recurring headaches.
Lack of sleep can also cause headaches, so aim to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep a day. Lack of sleep can cause not only headaches but also mental and physical illness. Make sure you sleep in a dark room and avoid watching TV, using computers and mobile phones in the bedroom.