Saturday, September 11, 2010

Headache Help

I don't typically suffer from headaches, but today I've got one that I liken to an icepick through the eyeballs. Here are some remedies for headaches that work for me, which you may find helpful, and don't require drugs.

  • Headache nerve pinch. Using the thumb and index finger of one hand, grasp the webbing between the thumb and index finger of the other until you feel pain, and hold it with firm pressure for up to one minute. This will distract your brain pain, and hopefully take your mind off the headache.

  • Juice it. Using a Magic Bullet™ or at the very least, a blender, create some juice with some fresh carrots and a hunk of fresh ginger root. Ginger is notoriously good at laying the smackdown on a headache, but by itself it's a bit difficult to stomach. Blending it with carrot juice makes for a sweet, tasty headche remedy.

  • Go outside. If you've been in a stuffy office all day, your headache may be a hint from your body that you need a break. I find that walking outside and getting some fresh air and sunlight can help combat a headache.

Pharmaceutical companies would have you believe that their drugs are the ultimate solution to headaches, but there are at least a few reliable home remedies that can relieve headaches without popping pills. Hopefully these will help you as they've helped me.

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