knows how frustrating and sometimes debilitating they can be, and yes there is lots of information and ideas about what they are and how to treat the symptoms.
I decided to offer a few ideas for simplification.
To rid yourself of headaches you need to determine what your headache symptoms mean and where they come from. This can be a tall order.
Headaches are a symptom of an imbalance in your mind and body.
Once this connection is made your headache can be treated from a point of understanding.
There are many "types" of headaches and many types of symptoms linking to those "types" of headaches.
For example there are tension headaches and migraine headaches and the symptoms or how your body responds to the headaches are different. So a great way to start is a headache journal.
Journal writing is a way to explore and get a better understanding
of your headaches and their causes.
Here are some questions to consider:
How does the headache feel?
When did it occur?
How long did it last?
Was it mild or sever?
What did you eat before it came on?
What have you drunk?
Did you work late...Overwork?
Did you over sleep?
Do you feel stressed or upset?
Did any remarkable or unusual event occur before the headache?
then start looking for patterns, images, emotions even events that might help you understand
why you are getting these headaches.
Certain foods to avoid might be:
aged cheese, nuts, citrus fruits, chocolate, hot dogs, red wine, coffee.
Some of these foods contain substances that influence blood vessels in the head,
which might explain their connection to headaches.
Herbs to consider might include:
Feverfew has a long history of use for migraines, it contains components that may perform
several headache blocking functions, such as improving the tone of blood vessels.
Ginger is known for helping with nausea.
Butterbur is an anti- inflammatory.
Chamomile, Angelica, Meadowsweet, Willow bark.
Passionflower will help relax stiff muscles in the head and neck reducing pressure on blood vessels.
Supplements to consider:
Chelated Magnesium is a mineral that will help calm the nerves and will help reduce the frequency of migraines.
Vitamin B2 or riboflavin can reduce the frequency of headaches.
Vitamin D plays a role in how you perceive pain.
A visualization tool:
Give your headache pain a shape, texture, or even a voice. Then use your imagination to change it, soften it, reduce it's power, even eliminate it. You might look for an image you can call on to help you relax whenever you feel a headache coming on.
Herbal foot bath:
This is a way to draw blood and congestion away from your head.
Place 1 Tbsp. of powdered mustard or ginger in a basin large enough for your feet. Fill with water as warm as you can comfortably stand. Soak your feet in this for about 15 mins while placing a cold rag on your neck or head.
This is only a beginning....