Eight Natural Options to Remedies That Reduce Headache Pain

Headaches! Some natural treatments work as well as drugs.

Over forty million Americans get headaches each year. Eight million of them will have to visit a doctor’s office. The most common type is the tension headache. The other two common types of headaches are migraines and clusters. https://www.cedars-sinai.org/blog/know-your-headaches.html

There are many drugs used to treat headaches. This link lists the most. https://www.webmd.com/migraines-headaches/migraine-treatments

Natural Options


Drink Water

Headaches can be caused by dehydration. https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/21517-dehydration-headache#:~:text=A%20dehydration%20headache%20happens%20when,and%20taking%20pain%20relief%20medication.

Relaxation Techniques

Tension headaches may be treated with several types of relaxation techniques. http://www.headachereliefguide.com/relaxation.php


Low levels of magnesium are also known to cause headaches. https://www.withcove.com/learn/magnesium-migraine-prevention#:~:text=How%20can%20it%20help%3F,transmitting%20chemicals%20in%20the%20brain.

Ginger Tea

Inflammation is another known cause of headaches. An anti-inflammatory such as ginger tea is known to work well. https://www.healthline.com/health/ginger-for-headache#_noHeaderPrefixedContent

Hot or Cold Compress

It is an individual’s choice to use hot or cold compresses. Place it on your forehead, temples, or back of your neck. I prefer a very hot shower to soak my neck, shoulder, and back muscles. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/migraine-headache/in-depth/migraines/art-20047242#:~:text=Apply%20hot%20or%20cold%20compresses,may%20have%20a%20similar%20effect.


Traditional treatment for many ailments is butterbur, Petasites hybridus. https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/butterbur

Vitamin B2

A deficiency in the B vitamins can cause headaches. For example, a riboflavin deficiency (vitamin B2) appears to be more headache-inducing than other B vitamins.

Turn Off the Screen

Blue light can create eye strain and headaches. I bought a new computer monitor a while back and immediately had eye problems and headaches – within ten or twenty minutes. I bought a pair of blue-light filter glasses, and I can spend hours without any health issues. When you suspect that your electronic device might contribute to your headache, take a fifteen or twenty-minute break. https://www.healthline.com/health/blue-light-headaches


There are many causes of headaches. Treating a pathway that is not the cause of your headache may have no effect. For example, there may also be more than one cause – stress/muscle tension and blue light. Assess your life to determine what lifestyle changes might be needed.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/headache/basics/causes/sym-20050800. This link is a good one to review potential causes of headaches.

See your doctor when your headaches are increasing in frequency or severity or are interfering with your daily interactions.

Live Longer & Enjoy Life! – Red O’Laughlin – RedOLaughlin


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