The best home remedy for headache I have found besides medication is meditation. Practicing regularly to find that quiet place inside myself brings huge stress relief (and answers). And we all know that stress causes headaches.
I find using a mix of the essential oils (if this is not a headache trigger for you) peppermint and lavender calming too. I rub some on my temples and my lower back. It helps me relax.
However, it does not reduce any pain for me. And that is my main objective! I find that home remedies help me cope better but they don't really sort out the intense pain I get with my migraine headaches.
So a Panadol works for my headaches, but not my migraines. Read this post on migraine versus headache to see why over the counter painkillers often do not work with migraines.
Anyway, the best preventative thing I do is meditate regularly. I know, when are you supposed to find the time right? But there is a saying that if you make the time to meditate, you will have more time in your day.
I have been doing this course for the past year now and I highly recommend it. Let me tell you a little bit about it.
An online program you can do right from home is The Foundations of Well-Being. It changed my brain, just like it says!
This guided, step-by-step program is taught by Rick Hanson, Ph. D. He uses science-based methods to hardwire lasting happiness into your brain and your life.
In just an hour a week, you will be turning everyday experiences into a deep sense of contentment, love, and peace by using the power of positive neuroplasticity.
Rick is a Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and invited speaker at Oxford, Harvard, and Stanford universities.
He’s also the New York Times bestselling author of Buddha’s Brain, Hardwiring Happiness, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture.
He is a highly respected neuropsychologist, meditation teacher, and very down-to-earth, practical, and warm-hearted guy.
Being in a similar profession I find most of this extremely interesting and I hope you do too. The way our brains work to so important.
With all the new information out there, I feel it is essential to use what we can to find what works for headaches.
Step-by-step, Rick will help you grow the 12 Pillars of Well-Being - the foundation of steady resilience, confidence, and compassion for yourself and others.
I found it simple and easy, with short videos that explain the how of happiness, guide you into self-nourishing experiences, creatively tap all parts of your brain, and inspire you with guest experts like Tara Brach, Jack Kornfield, and Gretchen Rubin.
You can do the revealing and accurate personality quizzes and join the vibrant community forums.
There is proven science behind the program, and he has special interest areas (around children or addiction, just for two examples).
And it all comes with a money-back guarantee.
It costs just $29/month—less than $1 a day—and you can try it for free.
Also, psychotherapists, social workers, and nurses can receive 24 continuing education credits for just $50.
You really can change your brain for the better. This is the best home remedy for headache I can think of to reduce stress and bring changes on practical levels.
I found the Foundations of Well-Being program straight-forward, easy to use, fascinating, and fun. And it keeps track of where I are so you never miss out.
Start feeling less stressed and worried, become more mindful and grateful, free yourself from past painful experiences, and experience more pleasure and joy in daily life.
It will make a difference and give you one more coping tool in your tool kit to deal with headaches and migraines. And all the stressful things life throws at you.
Until next time, be well and be pain free.
The Best Home Remedy for Headache