Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Headache Pain Alternatives

When a headache hits you want instant relief, but before you grab the over-the-counter pain reliever, remember these drugs can do much more harm than a headache. Frequent use of NSAIDs, such as aspirin or ibuprofen, can result in gastrointestinal upset, peptic ulcers, and intestinal bleeding.

Look for safer natural relief. First, find out what triggers the pain.

Stress and lack of sleep can bring on a tension headache. Allergies and sudden weather changes can cause screaming sinus issues. Migraines can come from some suspect foods, alcohol, or hormonal changes.

Along with avoiding your triggers, consider the following five (5) supplements to ease your aching head.

More info on these supplements:
Co-Q10
Feverfew
Fish Oil
Magnesium
5-HTP

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Peppermint oil applied with a cotton swab to both temples is a safe alternative to taking anything orally.

Also, it has been written that the first signs of dehydration are headaches and heartburn. So drink a glass or two of water, apply the peppermint oil and see what happens.

Donna Watkins said...

I've rubbed peppermint oil on my stomach before when I was having colon spasms. It's safe for the skin, so using your fingers saves the oil that's wasted on a cotton swab.

My husband has used essential oils for headaches when he used to get migraines. He used Tei Fu:
http://www.theherbsplace.com/teifu.html

I still use it for arthritic pain and chest congestion. Used to use it for asthma since it relaxes the bronchials. It's one of our favorite products!

Anonymous said...

I, too, use peppermint oil and I love it. It has alot of other good uses besides for headaches.

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