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 but it doesn't stop the pain.
Try this little ten breaths exercise by Rick Hanson:
"Try staying with the feeling of breathing for ten breaths in a row, counting gently in the back of your mind or moving one finger at a time until you reach ten.
Stay with the sensations of this moment - now and now and now - letting go of everything else. Open into the sense of your whole body as you breathe . . . abiding as a whole body breathing.
It takes only a minute or two, but the benefits are remarkable: calming, centering, feeling more whole, more present, more able to meet the challenges of your day.
In your brain, this simple practice can stimulate and thus strengthen neural networks that support mindfulness and the sense of peaceful interconnectedness with all things.
Just ten breaths . . . can be an opening into something quite profound."
Stopping the pain phase 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.
A triptan medication is the only thing that aborts an attack for me. 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.
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. And with less stress, you have more time in your day.
I did this course last year and I am doing it again this year. I can't tell you how much happier I feel. The way I look at things has changed. I highly recommend it. Let me tell you a little bit about it.
You can do The Foundations of Well-Being course from the comfort of your own home.
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 powerful inner strengths, including kindness toward yourself, insight into others, grit, gratitude, and self-worth. This is using the power of positive neuroplasticity as a home remedy for headache.
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 the brains potential to change extremely interesting. Migraines or not, the way our brains work to so important to our overall health and wellbeing.
With all the new information out there, I feel it is essential to use what we can to find what works as a home remedy for headaches.
It's thorough, it's deep and it works.
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. You have full access to:
I found it simple and easy, with short videos that explain the how of happiness, that guide you into self-nourishing experiences. Learn to creatively tap all parts of your brain, and be inspired by guest experts like Tara Brach, Jack Kornfield, and Gretchen Rubin.
You can do the revealing and accurate personality quizzes and join the vibrant community forum.
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.
With the early-bird special that is available now through December 5th, you can save over $180 when you choose the single-payment option.
Also, psychotherapists, social workers, and nurses can receive 24 continuing education credits from PESI 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 you are up to, so you never miss out.
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