5 Tips for Eliminating Headaches the Natural Way

If you rely on popping aspirin anytime you begin to feel a headache coming on you’ll eventually create an aversion to the medicine and you’ll need to step up your dosage or find a more potent drug. It’s a vicious cycle and it won’t be over until you develop a natural way to kick your headaches. We’ve all had a headache and we all know how annoying they can be and how easy it is to go for the quick fix. If you’re ready to try something natural and healthy for your body then please consider these five all-natural tips:

Maintain a healthy sleep pattern. There is a lot of research out there that indicates how important it is to go to bed and wake up around the same time each day. Try to eliminate napping as a way to catch up on sleep. Oversleeping can also be a trigger for headaches. Over compensation or under compensation in the sleep department can be triggers as well.
Get your eyes checked. If you’re having a hard time with migraines then go get your eye checked. It’s recommended that you have an eye exam at least every two years. Eye disorders can be the root of your problems and if you feel any discomfort in your eyes you need to get them looked at as soon as possible.

Log each headache. When you start feeling a headache start noting all the particulars surrounding your headache. Write down what you had to eat for the previous 24 hours, note how long the headache persists and what medication you took to alleviate the pain. This will help you to figure out ways in the future of how to avoid headaches and how to treat them as they come.

Identify and avoid your triggers. If you’ve kept a diary of your headaches you’ll be able to start figuring out what brings your headaches on and then you can eliminate those triggers. Certainly some triggers like the weather cannot be avoided, but you can begin to figure out which ones are under your control which you can then start to erase from your day.

Pay attention to your relaxation techniques. Whether it’s listening to music, yoga or a massage make sure that you tend to the activity everyday for at least a half hour. Reducing stress can be a perfect way to eliminating future headaches.

Contributing Author

This article is contributed by Heather Johnson, who regularly writes on Nursing on a Cruise Ship. She invites your questions and writing job opportunities at her personal email address: heatherjohnson2323 at gmail dot com.

Meet the Author

Hello and welcome to my blog! There are several reasons I decided to start writing a blog on natural self-healing. The main thing I want to do is to share information on health and healing so that people can take action to heal themselves using natural techniques. I have met so many people who couldn't afford natural health care. They may have had health insurance, but they didn't trust that model. Many people want to know how to be healthy naturally. They want to know what really works and what doesn't. They want to be health conscious and often fail because of poor information, lack of knowledge, bad science and other factors. This blog is intended to help demystify the body and its various functions and to help people understand what is really needed to obtain optimum health. One of the great things about knowledge of the body is that once you know and understand how it works it becomes easy to know what the right things to do for it. And, it is much easier to do the right things when the consequences of the wrong things are fully understood. To do this I will be drawing from the knowledge of many people that I have learned from. I will talk about biochemistry relating that to what is needed to obtain optimum health. There will be information about the physical structure of the body and how to keep that aligned and functioning well. A major part of yoga has to do with health, so information about yogic techniques will be included. Mental and emotional health are important for the health of the body/mind, so articles about these topics will be included. And, there will be an occasional article about me and what I am up to. Hopefully I can relate that back to some health issue as well. The title Self Adjusting Technique comes from my technique for self-adjusting the structural part of the body, that is adjusting the body's various vertebrae and joints. For this blog it will include the idea of how to adjust health issues for yourself and those you care about. With a little knowledge there is a lot people can do to help heal themselves and stay healthy. I want to explain complex information about the body in a way that is easy to understand and useful. The comments section will help in that goal as people can ask for clarification if there is something they don't understand. And maybe we can get some helpful input from people smarter than me that will benefit us all. I hope you find information that can help you with your health issues. Kalidasa

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