What's the best natural cure to headache?

Philippines
August 10, 2010 7:33pm CST
...without taking meds? I was reading a pdf file yesterday from noon till evening, and I must've spent too much time staring at the monitor at home (which is still not an LCD monitor). I got a terribly bad headache after. Some say that it would be good to naturally endure the pain once in a while so as not to become dependent on pills and the like; taking paracetamol too often, as they say, may also result to immunity to its effects. How do you make it go away without taking the tablet? As for me, I find that sleeping on it helps. However, sleeping in the middle of the day takes too much of my time, especially when I want to get things done. What are the other natural ways that work for you?
15 responses
@sulynsi (2837)
• Canada
11 Aug 10
Recently, I decided to test out magnetic jewellry as a way of natural pain relief I have a condition called trigeminal neuralgia, which is sort of a headache, but one that doesn't respond to aspirin or other headache meds I lay down, put my necklace around my head, like a tiara, and the pain gradually subsided! A few days earlier, when I skeptically bought the piece, my back had been sore from standing at an event. Within half an hour the pain was pretty much gone. I dont' know if it was "placebo" effect or what, but I don't think so. Besides, the necklace is nice. Just don't wear them around the PC!
• Philippines
11 Aug 10
LOL! I definitely won't! ;P Where did you get the necklace?? I'm so curious.
@sulynsi (2837)
• Canada
11 Aug 10
I bought mine at a local fair. They were very nice quality. I am going to eventually promote them online because I feel they helped me. You can find some nice ones online.
• Philippines
11 Aug 10
I'd definitely check that out. :) Thanks for the tip!
@dpk262006 (56217)
• Delhi, India
11 Aug 10
I think, you need to limit your time in front of PC and if your headache persists, it would be better to consult a doctor. Long hours in front of computers could cause headache. And take adequate sleep at night, lack of sleep could also cause headache.
@chiyosan (29839)
• Philippines
11 Aug 10
For me, paracetamol would really work for my headache, i do not need painkillers. But if you need no medicines, what works for me is menthol, sniffing on menthol embrocation, like white flower oil... it helps soothes and relieves my headache...
• Philippines
11 Aug 10
White flower... Why didn't I think of that? Ok, next time. :)
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
11 Aug 10
i would say prevention to what ever is causing it.
• Philippines
11 Aug 10
And since I'm such a stubborn girl, I kept on reading the pdf. Hehe! Sorry. ;)
• United States
11 Aug 10
I was going to say sleep being this is what I do for one. Epsom salt is great for pain. The problem is you have to stick your feet in it or hold some in your mouth for a few mminutes. I put it in my mouth and the pain all goes away fast.
@ddzdvd (361)
• United States
12 Sep 10
i use acupressure.there is a little spot right by my thumb,i press on it for about a minute and my headache goes away.seems to last about 30 or so minutes and then i have to repeat.read up on acupressure it works for me.
@sayh123 (150)
• Philippines
11 Aug 10
In my part, my best way natural cures for headache is place your hands under cold running water for five minutes including your wrists, this cool the blood, you should begin to feel better, my pain is usually gone, If you do this activities when you feel is okay. Here are some tips when i not taking the meds also: 1. drink some sprite 2. take my temperature 3. eat something that will my stomach 4. put a cool clothe such an handkerchief on my head 5. see you thumb knuckles followers across to the left and the meaty part or the intersection you must massage there. Do this about 30 seconds.
@kiran8 (15354)
• Mangalore, India
11 Aug 10
Hi, I too get a headache when I am stressed , spending long hours in front of the comp or not enough sleep,going out in the strong sun for many hours....I have tried acupressure which really works for me, you can try it too. All that you need to do is to place your thumb and the middle finger on your brows on either side of the bridge of your nose and start pressing together , keep moving and pressing down until you get to a spot where it really hurts and those are the nerve ends that need to be calmed.Just press down hard on the spot and leave it when it really hurts, do it a couple of times and the pressure eases and your headache immediately comes down...
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
11 Aug 10
I have heard people say that "meditation" is an excellent way to relax and get rid of headaches. Meditation certainly would relax the body and the mind, and get rid of the stresses. It is excellent for the physical andthe mental health. You might want to try that !
• India
11 Aug 10
the best way to get rid of head ache is to have a cup of coffee(strong) and to relax yourself for just ten minutes. it would make y0u feel better. if you dont have the habit of having coffee or tea involve yourself in your favorite activity(not to sit again before your pc)this will surely make your pain run off.
• India
11 Aug 10
Hi, My suggestion is for you to drink plenty of water and sleep atleast for an hour, your headache problem will be solved (Avoid taking medication for simple headache)
• India
11 Aug 10
I am not having idea about the natural cure to headache. I will take medicine only. According to me sleeping is the best one. We must not take medicine regularly it will affect our health.
• United States
11 Aug 10
I always try to sleep mine off which generally works. One of two things always happens. Either I wake up feeling great, completely refreshed and my headache or migraine is gone. OR I wake up feeling miserable, unchanged yet worse with a throbbing brain inside of my skull. lol
@jlamela (4909)
• Philippines
11 Aug 10
I never take any medications if I have a headache what I always do is just drink 1 cup of hot green tea with honey then drink a lot of water then sleep well, after that everything is okay for me.
@iwinagain (546)
11 Aug 10
Dehydration can cause you to get headaches. Make sure you are drinking enough liquid to keep yourself hydrated. Also, it is recommended that if you going to spend hours on the computer, you should take short breaks like 10-15 minutes every hour. Try taking short breaks and let me know if you still get headaches.