Headache: 8 Natural Ways to Treat It

Headache: 8 Natural Ways to Treat It

Headache, our well-known headache, is one of the most annoying problems that one can face. Usually an analgesic is enough to pass. 

But there are times when the headache can persist systematically, and then make our lives unbearable. 

The cause of the headaches has not been fully or at least explained in all cases. A major source of headache is migraines, which in many cases we do not know what causes them. Stress is an aggravating factor as well as other psychological problems.

It would not be an exaggeration to say that one of the most common causes of primary headaches is the modern lifestyle, which is characterized by severe stress, physical stress, mood disorders and poor quality sleep. These conditions affect normal brain function at the level of neurotransmitters and trigger various forms of primary headaches.

In addition to a primary disorder, the headache can be a secondary disorder, which is due to myopia, toothache, heat, cold and some foods. This category is relatively easy to tackle if the primary cause of headache is combated.

But what happens when the headache comes and goes again at regular intervals and simple analgesics are not enough to treat it? What happens, for example, when every night we feel our head is broken and we have tried almost everything to no avail?


Without chemical drugs

Alternative treatments are a good solution. Of course, they are not a panacea but they can help, even without constantly loading your body with chemicals.

Homeopathy will give you a personalized natural cure. Homeopathic remedies are of herbal, mineral or lesser animal origin. There are various treatments depending on the type of headache, if it is sudden, if it gradually intensifies, etc.

Phytotherapy is considered to have several effects. Pyrethrum is used to prevent headaches and migraines. The therapists give it in capsule form because it is bitter. This plant is contraindicated for pregnant and lactating women.

One particular branch of phytotherapy is Gemotherapy which mainly uses the embryonic tissue of the various plants (buds, shoots), as well as the reproductive parts of the plant (seeds, flowering tops, eyes, etc.). Red currant and rose have good results.

Aromatherapy can help in two ways. The first is by using the mixture directly on the forehead, temples or ear lobes. The second way is to bath with essential oils of herbs that have soothing - soothing properties.

There is also physiotherapy that investigates the foods responsible for causing headaches through diets that exclude one food at a time (exclusion diets).

Touch treatments

In touch therapies massage has a primary role. Massage is done on the neck, scalp, temples and around the eyes. The professional therapist can even massage deeper into the neck, neck, shoulders and back muscles to relieve some headaches.

Acupuncture seems to work well in migraines. Endorphins and other neurochemical agents released into the brain through acupuncture cause euphoria and analgesia. The needle is inserted without the patient feeling pain.

Osteopathy is an alternative holistic science that aspires to relieve and deal with problems mainly of the musculoskeletal system, but also of the nervous system and the viscera that cause pain and difficulties in our daily lives. Osteopathy does not use machines, but only the hands of the specialist who performs massaging, shaking, pulling, depending on the problem the patient is facing.


The benefits of yoga

All relaxation techniques such as meditation relieve the headache. The key to these techniques is breath control.

Yoga has a particularly positive effect on the treatment of headaches, as it relaxes and balances both body and mind. After all, the characteristic of yoga is that it is a system of harmony.

Practicing some basic yoga postures will strengthen the muscles, improve blood circulation and reduce the occurrence of headaches associated with poor posture. Also, with breathing exercises it can help to better oxygenate the brain and relieve body tension.

In another article, we will show you some simple yoga postures that can eliminate the headache.

You should know that exercise suppresses stress by increasing the levels of beta-endorphins. Therefore, it can address a major cause of headache. At the same time, you need enough quality sleep. An easy and quick solution is to get the TV out of the bedroom.


By Dr Angel,

Aggeliki Koskeridou

Holistic Doctor – Counseling Psychotherapist

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

MSc Health Psychology


insta: dr_aggelikikoskeridou_official 


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