Headaches can be such a common occurrence that many people start to consider them a normal part of life. While popping a painkiller is often peoples’ go-to for relief, there are many safe and effective, natural ways to nip a headache in the bud:
- Prepare a pot of ginger root tea – ginger has anti-inflammatory properties that could help to ease the pain of a headache. Ginger is also good for digestion, and may help to keep the nausea of a migraine at bay.
- Aromatherapy – the scent of peppermint and lavender oils can help to soothe and calm yo, and can also help regulate blood flow. Adding a couple of drops of oil to boiling water and inhaling the steam may bring some headache relief.
- Make a paste from ground cinnamon sticks. Cinnamon’s anti-inflammatory properties can help with the pain of a headache. A paste can be made from ground cinnamon with a bit of water and applied to the forehead and temples before lying down for a 30-minute rest.
- Try an ice pack to the back of the neck. The cold from the ice can help to reduce the inflammation that may be contributing to a headache or a migraine.
- Make sure that the vertebrae of your neck are in their normal alignment. Upper cervical chiropractors focus specifically on this area of the spine since a bone out of position in the top part of the neck can be the root cause of many types of headaches and migraines.
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In the Schaumburg area, upper cervical chiropractor Dr. Barone is able to help many headache sufferers. Upper cervical chiropractic is natural, safe, effective, and can provide lasting relief far beyond many headache treatments merely aimed at making symptoms disappear. Dr. Barone looks for a specific misalignment that can be the cause of a person’s headaches, and gently works to restore normal alignment to the spine. By doing this, pressure and stress are relieved from the nerves in that area, allowing the body to function normally – all without the need for medications.
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