Home Remedies for Migraines, Headaches
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- Tension headache: Typically, a throbbing pain felt on both sides of the head. It can worsen when people bend over or move suddenly.
- Cluster headache: These headaches tend to occur in groupings. The time windows for these clusters can last weeks or more than a month.
- Migraine: This type has lots of added symptoms, including nausea, vomiting, ultra-sensitivity to light and noise and vision issues. It can last several hours or more than one day.
- Emotional stress
- Too-bright lighting
- Loud noises
- Lack of sleep
- Alcohol use
- Changes in weather
- Mental health issues
- Dim the lights.
- Skip migraine-triggering foods like red wine, processed lunch meats, hot dogs and ice cream.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Meditate for 15 minutes in a cool, quiet place.
- Inhale the scent of lavender, or apply some lavender essential oil to your temples.
- Gentle massage on your head, neck and shoulders.
- Try a half-hour of yoga poses.
- Place a cold pack on your forehead for 15 minutes.
- Listen to soothing music.
- Using a heating pad on the back of your head and neck could help with a migraine.
- Take off anything that’s tight on your head, including headbands, glasses, hats or goggles.
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