Headaches seem to come at the worst time, and sometimes they can make it hard to get through easy everyday tasks. These annoying headaches make you want to lie down and close your eyes, but you have to much to do to stop. Here are some helpful ways to get rid of your headache:
Have a cup o’ Joe: The caffeine in coffee will help those mild headaches caused by tension. Also, regular coffee drinkers can actually get headaches if they haven’t had caffeine. So try a cup o’ Joe and see if that helps your headache go away.
Hot & Cold Treatment: If you prefer to avoid taking any medication, using a hot or cold compress is a natural way to try to reduce headaches. Place the hot or cold compress on your head (where the ache is) and leave for 15 minutes. You can switch from hot to cold compresses every 5 minutes for 20 minutes if you prefer.
Peppermint Tea: Peppermint is a natural remedy that is known to help heal the body. When you ingest peppermint, it can soothe the digestive track, which may be causing your headache. Also, the hot peppermint tea can help clear passages if congested sinuses are the cause of your headache.
Pain Relievers: For some people, they prefer to avoid over-the-counter medicine, but in a bind, a pain reliever may be the best and most effective remedy to your headache. Try to take them minimally so that they work when needed.
Acupuncture: If your headaches are chronic, and you have to take pain relievers almost daily, it may be a good idea to look into acupuncture. It’s a natural remedy that can help put an end to your chronic headache burden. It may take a few treatments to notice results, but it is proven effective for tension headaches.
Don’t let your headache hold you back or ruin your day. As soon as you feel a headache come on it’s important to begin treating right away before it worsens. These remedies will likely not be useful for migraines because of the intensity. If nothing helps, you should ask your doctor about a different treatment.