Simple ways to cure a headache



01 Mar 2014: A headache can be caused by many factors, be it stress, fluctuating hormones or even a drinking session that results in hangover the next day. Here are some ways to dim that throbbing pain in your head.


Drink ginger tea: With its high medicinal value, ginger is a good option to reduce the inflammation and provide relief from headache. Add some grated ginger to boiling water while making your tea.


Acupressure therapy: One of the age-old headache remedies, acupressure therapy helps to cure headache. Try pressure points at the nape of your neck.


Sniff lavender: According to several studies, headaches can be alleviated by sniffing lavender essential oils.


Listen to music: According to 2001 study, music therapy is said to beneficial for chronic headaches.


Use an icepack: Quite the literal way to cool down, placing an ice pack on the top of your head may relieve a headache.


Chomp on pumpkin seeds: According to studies, pumpkin seeds are high in magnesium sulfate, that can relieve all types of headaches.


Go for a run: Even a brisk 10-minute walk in your building compound will help release endorphins, that have natural pain and stress fighting properties.


Meditate: Sit in a quiet, comfortable corner, close your eyes, relax and concentrate on your breathing.


Take a warm shower: Get under a shower and put your head under lukewarm water.



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