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Monday, 29 September 2014

Treating Headaches Naturally



Headaches are not necessarily sicknesses or diseases on their own but symptoms of underlying issues seeking attention. So many issues can be responsible for your headache ranging from malaria to stress and even toxins in the body.

Headaches could also be classified into various types ranging from the usual to one sided ones called migraines, and also tension headache, etc. In all of these, there must be a cause traceable for the headaches. Some of these numerous causative factors are such as: Allergies or sensitivities, Dental conditions, Caffeine consumption or Medication, Constipation, heavy Metal toxicity, Brain haemorrhage, Meningitis, Glaucoma, Severe trauma, Brain tumors or infection, High blood pressure, Malaria (Fever), etc.

watch what you eat


Contrary to most people’s thoughts, headaches do not necessarily originate from the head or brain but they are clear (warning) signals of some other underlining effects like I stated earlier – seeking attention. What is merely happening is that information is being carried from the originating sources along the nerves, to the spinal cord and then to the brain. 

The pain you get from your headache is just a warning signal telling you that something is wrong somewhere and that you should apply necessary measures. But without necessarily going into the boring details of the aforementioned different types of headaches and their causes, I will just delve into the ways we can administer remedy by the richly abundant means that nature has provided. 

Heavy metal pollution - bad for your health

It is always pertinent however to consult your physician when these symptoms show up, or you could take some over-the-counter (OTC) remedies, but the whole idea is for you to realise that too much over dependence on these chemical drugs have proven themselves to be highly injurious to the human system in the long run.

do not get addicted to them


While migraines can be tackled by any means that helps you to achieve relaxation, tension headaches which includes most of the types earlier mentioned, can be resolved by the following measures –

Maintaining good posture always   
                                                                                                                                                               Taking frequent breaks from whatever you are doing  
                                                                                                                                                          Cultivating the habit of Relaxation 
                                                                                                                                                                Doing simple Stretch Exercises  
                                                                                                                                                              Making use of Cold packs 
                                                                                                                                                              Occasionally taking Warm baths or Showers 
                                                                                                                                                  Cultivating the habit of Exercising regularly  
                                                                                                                                                    Enjoying Deep breathing exercises

 
You can also always find relief and indeed healing for your headaches through conscious life style patterns like making sure you go to bed and get out of bed the same time every day. Other methods will include other forms of exercise and relaxation, but let us still go into other tangible applications that God through the gift of nature has provided freely for us all, for healing benefits, which is through Diet and Nutrition:
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Very importantly, try drinking plenty of water throughout the day and you will be surprised how this simple act could turn things around for you. The fact is established that your headache could be due to total or partial dehydration of the body or even the brain. 

Also, watch your blood sugar levels by watching what you consume: Taking in too much of sugary drinks or foods can easily result in a heightened glucose level in the blood, which is also sometimes a factor that triggers headaches.

Eat High-Fibre diet such as whole wheat or wheat products, other cereals, tubers, fruits and so on. This is because foods that are low in fibre especially processed carbohydrates do not help your digestive activities thereby resulting in indigestion and constipation. This brings about also the headache that may be troubling you, and they equally only end up raising your blood sugar as well.

Your Headache can be naturally dealt with

Another way of handling this worrisome issue is by going through a total detoxification process in order to eliminate poisons that might have accumulated over the past, that may be causing you terrible harm. One way I know of achieving this is by the use of Aloe-Vera Gel. Drink it half a glass every day for at least seven days. Or better still, you could go on Clean9 which is a combination of Aloe-Vera Gel drink and other natural supplements specifically arranged for you in a pack, that you take for a nine days course of therapy. This will in addition to tackling your frequent headaches, help you to burn off excess fat in the system and keep you in top shape.

You might also need to keep a food diary just to know if certain foods cause allergic reactions with you or if they are triggers to your headache. For example, you could very well do away with your caffeinated drinks such as coffee, tea, and substances such as kola nuts. Also, you could put away your MSG (monosodium glutamate) which is a highly abused form of food ‘sweetener, contained in most seasonings that we consume today.

If this write-up turns out to be helpful, please do let me know.


By Morgan Nwanguma

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