Headaches- All you need to know about them!

Headaches are so common in the world of gadgets!

I myself had severe headache which was because of over exposure to laptops.

I was struggling with it for almost a week before i started inculcating natural remedies in my routine.

Before i give you remedies, let me explain your about types of headache.

  • Primary headaches
  • secondary headaches
  • cranial neuralgia, facial pain and other headaches.

Primary headaches:-

  • This includes migraine, tension and cluster headaches.
  • Tension headaches are quite common among women than men.
  • Migraine headaches are less common as compared to tension headaches.
  • Pre-puberty- Boys are commonly affected and post puberty- Girls are commonly affected.
  • Cluster headaches are a rare type of headache which hardly affects any population.

Secondary headaches:- 

  • Caused due to structural problem in head or neck.
  • It can be caused because of hemorrhage in brain or tumor or meningitis or encephalitis

Cranial neuralgia, facial pain and other headaches:-

  • Neuralgia means nerve pain.
  • This category includes pain the head because of inflammation in the nerves.

What are the types of migraine?

(1) Sinus migraine

  • Unable to breathe can cause headaches
  • Inhale eucalyptus oil (You can take it in the form of steam as well)

(2) Pediatric migraine

  • Migraine in kids is rare and even difficult to diagnose.
  • Getting into counselling can help in proper diagnosis.

(3) Vertigo migraine

  • Giddiness is the most common symptom.
  • Physiotherapy can help in improving the conditions.

(4) Chronic migraine

  • If headaches continue for more than 3 months, it is called as chronic migraine
  • Common in post menopausal women and people who use gadgets in excess.

Symptoms of headaches:- 

  • Pain in the back of head and upper neck (Tightness)
  • Pressure which surrounds head with intense pressure on eyebrows.
  • Mild pain either in the entire head or half headaches.

Remedies for headaches (Including migraine) :-

  • Identify the cause and do not pop up painkillers.
  • Simple eye exercises like blinking, moving the eyes in clockwise and anticlockwise direction
  • Eye packs- Dip cotton balls in cold water + Rose water (4 drops)
  • Eat 5 black raisins + 1 tsp of white sesame seeds.
  • For hangovers:- 1 tomato + celery juice
  • 1 cup Green tea + 2 prunes
  • Apply cinnamon powder on forehead for instant relief from headache
  • Put 3 drops peppermint oil on handkerchief and keep sniffing it for instant headache relief.
  • Get the right dose of vitamins and minerals.
  • 1 glass of cold milk helps in giving relief from acidity induced headache.
  • 2 bananas a day will keep your headaches at bay.
  • Apply ginger paste on side of temples and take steam.
  • Cold compression for headaches.

Common supplements which can help in dealing with headaches :-

  • Feverfew
  • Coenzyme Q10
  • Butterbur
  • Ginger
  • Gingko biloba
  • Niacin
  • Vitamin B6
  • Omega 3 fatty acids

 

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Dt.Trishala Chopra

With varied degrees, Trishala Chopra gets a complete hold in her subject! She is currently pursuing her doctorate in the field of alternative therapies and her diploma in sports nutrition. Her knowledge in the field of naturopathy,yoga, ayurveda, clinical nutrition, nutraceuticals makes her a complete package of knowledge!

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